Zambia counts as an idyll for the repeat safari traveller. Here the beauty of landscapes and mighty rivers could be experienced in different ways. Exploring this deep wilderness during a boat safari is an absolute highlight and nice contrast to the classic safari experience. Since Zambia is also considered the home of the guided ‘walking safaris’, you could experience safari in this format as much as you could enjoy exciting game drives in open safari vehicles.
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.
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Republic of Zambia
1 Kwacha (ZMK) = 100 Ngwee
Total land surface:
752.618 km² (World rank 38), thereof 38% forest, 7% farmland, 47% pasture land
West-East: 1.300 km, North-South: 800 km
Lusaka (982.362), Ndola (376.311), Kitwe (348.571), Mufulira (175.025)
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.