Why Zambia - What to expect
South Luangwa National Park
This National Park in the east of the country is said to be the most important game preserving area in Africa. Here you experience unique and pristine wilderness. It is therefore particularly suited for travellers who have already been to Africa. The highest wildlife concentration is usually found at the Luangwa River and in the lagoons during peak season. Walking safaris have its beginnings in this National Park. Even until today, this area offers the most exciting possibilities to experience unspoiled nature in close proximity.
Lower Zambezi National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park offers a very special contrast to the conventional game reserves. The majestic Zambezi River is the natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia and creates a fantastic atmosphere. This is the perfect place to pause and relax. Enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Zambezi River with the mountain ranges in the background, which is an added bonus to the already beautiful scenery.
In the South Luangwa National Park there is the possibility of partaking in a walking safari over several days. This is a chance to experience an authentic safari, whilst being on walking trails for several days with a professional guide. During such a walking safari you become part of your surroundings. Some of the privately owned high quality villas in Zambia are perfectly suited for bigger families and also to celebrate a special anniversary in the family.
Zambia is mainly visited between April and October. A lot of camps are closed during the summer months, which equals the rainy season. However, some of the camps offer special projects during the summer for guided photo safaris or journeys with focus on birds.
Did you know...,
one of the birds living in Zambia is called a bee-eater? There are many different subspecies. Most of them are characterized by a richly coloured plumage. As the name suggests, they predominantly eat flying insects, which are caught in the air. A specialty of these birds is their nesting place. They make their nests in burrows tunnelled into the side of sandy banks, often at rivers. This is why you can often see a whole colony of these wonderful birds around rivers. Their burrows are between one and a half and two meters long.
The Lower Zambezi National Park next to the majestic Zambezi River offers unique and breathtaking landscapes as well as ideal opportunities for wildlife viewing. Visitors can expect diverse safaris with activities on the water as well as on land. A boat trip on the partly crystal clear Zambezi River to catch tiger fish was really impressive.
Would you like to extend your safari in Zambia with a beach stay? We could then recommend Lake Malawi. The 560 km long and 50 km wide lake offers a beach holiday of a different kind. It is located between Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique and offers various activities, also for water sports enthusiasts. You could do snorkelling, kayaking, diving, swimming or sailing in this crystal clear water.
Be inspired for your journey by our Best Moments Tour. We would gladly contact you to discuss your individual expectations and are looking forward to being your professional partner for the organisation of your travel arrangement to Africa.
|Official Name:||Republic of Zambia|
|Currency:||1 Kwacha (ZMK) = 100 Ngwee|
|Total land surface:||752.618 km² (World rank 38), thereof 38% forest, 7% farmland, 47% pasture land|
|Expansion:||West-East: 1.300 km, North-South: 800 km|
|Largest Cities:||Lusaka (982.362), Ndola (376.311), Kitwe (348.571), Mufulira (175.025)|
|Climate:||Zambia has 3 different seasons. During the rainy season from November/December until April it is warm and humid with temperatures ranging from 25 – 40°C. In the dry season from May until August it is cool and dry with temperatures of between 15 – 20°C. It is hot and dry from September until November with temperatures of between 25 – 35°C. The months June until October are best for observing animals in the Luangwa Valley and during the rainy season (December – April), migrating birds from Europe are entering the country.
South Luangwa Nationalpark, Zambia
In the 1970’s the Chinzombo Camp was the base for the green season for Norman Carr. In June 2013, Norman Carr Safaris opened this very comfortable camp with spacious living areas which melt into the great surroundings of this tranquil site. The camp is set within 24 ha of private prime Luangwa frontage and offers private access into the National Park.
Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, which are known for their work at North Island, the camp boasts of comfort, style and elegant atmosphere in the Luangwa Valley. Surrounded by gigantic ancient trees and set along the riverside, the camp offers a very special and unique safari lifestyle ambiance.
Accommodation is offered in 6 villas including one family villa. All villas feature cooled sleeping areas with en-suite bathrooms and private plunge pools on private decks overlooking the Luangwa River. Natural materials such as leather, linen, timber and canvas are used for building and designing the rooms. The villas and the lounge area are connected by a footpath through the shade of the surrounding trees. Each villa is equipped with WiFi.
The camp is a great place from which to explore wildlife of the Luangwa National Park in style, comfort and exclusivity. There is a yoga and exercise area and spa facilities. Each day is individually planned and there is no set safari routine. You could undertake classic game drives and also guided walks, all with professional guides.
Chinzombo Camp is open all year round and welcomes children of any age.
Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Resting on the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp is located in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Constructed mainly of natural materials Chiawa Camp blends in effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings. A thatched lounge and bar area with upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi.
Chiawa Camp consists of 9 tents on wooden decks, set under the shade of mahogany trees. The tents all have excellent views and are situated along the river and up to a flood plain area. Although the feel is fairly rustic, the tents offer all necessary amenities without unnecessary glamour. This traditional safari ambiance is created on purpose to offer a kind of nostalgic safari experience with high levels on personal and dedicated service by a hands-on team. A new and spacious family unit has been created at Chiawa Camp with two en-suite bedrooms. The thatched lounge and bar area with different viewing decks is connected with the dining room. A swimming pool and outdoor fitness area compliment the facilities at the camp.
Camp activities include game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, guided bush walks, river safaris, fishing and canoeing. The scenery at the majestic Zambezi River is absolutely magic and it is a real unique experience to stay here and enjoy the nature with all its beauty. The nice little surprises, which Chiawa Camp adds to their clients stay just compliment this perfect gem and there is no wonder, that Chiawa is regularly welcoming back repeat guests to their little paradise.