Zambia Victorial Falls sunset2
Zambia hippo
Kafue National Park leopard

It’s ironic that landlocked Zambia is best known for its waterways. Three great rivers – the Kafue, the Luangwa and the mighty Zambezi – course through Zambia, with the Zambezi ending in the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls on the border with Zimbabwe.

This is a place full of stunning views, whether it’s sunsets reflecting over rivers, roaring waterfalls or leopards lounging in the shade of a tree.

Safaris in Zambia are a world away from the crowds of Kenya and Tanzania. There is a diversity of wildlife to match anywhere in Africa, but without the crowds. Visitors can see lions in all of Zambia’s major parks, while hippos gather in groups of 50 or more along riverfronts, honking and feeding. If leopards are more your thing, head to South Luangwa for a night drive safari to experience the nocturnal world of this big cat.

Zambia’s relative lack of visitors means that its infrastructure is less developed than other African countries. Its large size and poor road network can make travelling between destinations a challenge, but visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome when they get there.

Safari in Zambia

An essential guide to safari in Zambia

Compared to the heavy-hitters of Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, Zambia is lesser-known as a safari destination – unfairly, in our opinion. The country has 20 national parks and 34 game management areas; it is peaceful, stable and incredibly welcoming to visitors. In short, Zambia deserves a place at the top table of African safari...read more

4 days

Leopard spotting in South Luangwa

Seeing Zambia’s famous big cat
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4 days

Lower Zambezi safari

Safaris on land and water
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6 days

Kafue National Park safari and Victoria Falls

Wildlife, waterfalls and wilderness
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7 days

South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi safari

See both sides of Zambia
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7 days

South Luangwa and Victoria Falls safari

Tour Zambia’s highlights
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10 days

Victoria Falls and Zambia’s wildlife

Wildlife sanctuaries and powerful waterfalls
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  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

    At the height of the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water plummets over the edge of the Zambezi River into a gorge 100m below...
  • Livingstone

    Livingstone

    Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene...
  • Lower Zambezi National Park

    Lower Zambezi National Park

    The Lower Zambezi National Park’s wildlife is centred around the floodplain along the northeastern side of the Zambezi River...
  • South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park

    Found in eastern Zambia at the end of the Great Rift Valley, South Luangwa National Park is famous for its population of leopards, who stalk the antelope, impalas and pukus that line its riverbanks...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Lusaka

    Lusaka

    Sprawling Lusaka is Zambia’s capital and commercial centre...
  • Kasanka National Park

    Kasanka National Park

    Although Kasanka National Park is one of the smallest parks in Zambia, it still offers great opportunities to see animals such as antelopes, bushbucks and warthogs...
  • Liuwa Plain National Park

    Liuwa Plain National Park

    A remote park with stretching grass plains that host the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa, with an estimated 30,000 animals...
  • Luambe National Park

    Luambe National Park

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  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

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  • Chirundu

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Places to go in Zambia

Zambia Tours

The Best Of Lower Zambezi Safari

4 day safari in Lower Zambezi National Park

4 daysFrom $1,425
Lower Zambezi National Park, Lusaka
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Canoeing, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture

Explore South Luangwa Bush Camping

5 days bush camping in South Luangwa

5 daysFrom $3,047
South Luangwa National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture

Zambia’s Premier Wildlife Safari

7 day wildlife safari in South Luangwa National Park

7 daysFrom $4,120
South Luangwa National Park, Lusaka
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture

Exploring Luangwa’s Unspoilt Wilderness

5 day walking safari in Luangwa National Park

3 daysFrom $2,925
South Luangwa National Park, Lusaka
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture

Lower Zambezi Canoeing and Kafue National Park Safari

10 days exploring Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Park

10 daysFrom $2,991
Lower Zambezi National Park, Kafue National Park, Lusaka
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Canoeing, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture

Zambia's Animal Kingdom

13 days safari in Kafue National Park and South Luangwa National Park

13 daysFrom $7,300
South Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture

Zambia Travel Companies

Absolute Zambia Safaris

Custom safari holidays to Zambia
Zambia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel

Wild Frontiers

Safaris into East, West and Southern Africa
East Africa, Southern Africa
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Safari, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, Solo Travel

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