Zambia is the undiscovered treasure trove of Africa. From remote wilderness vistas to the endless variety of safari camps, there are few places left in the world where such wild, solitary experiences are still possible. It is the mighty rivers that define this land, tumbling over rocky outcrops or cascading down deep fissures, and drawn to these rivers is Zambia’s abundant wildlife, protected within some of Africa’s finest national parks.
It is a safari enthusiast’s dream with over 30% of the country’s land allocated to National Parks and boasts one of the largest areas of land under protection as a national park in Africa. The raw beauty of Zambia’s vast reserves has long made them a favorite for safari aficionados as it shelters extraordinary natural beauty and is one of the most pristine and unspoiled wildlife havens on the continent.
Known by many as the place where the walking safari began, and being home to the highest percentage of family-run lodges and safari operators in Africa, Zambia offers a safari of absolute authenticity. Explore South Luangwa by foot, renowned for its immense diversity, paddle the Lower Zambezi by canoe through dramatic landscapes and a river teeming with life, or enjoy a game drive amongst large herds of antelope through the floodplains of Kafue. Make your way up to the Bangweulu Wetlands in search of the prehistoric-looking Shoebill; visit Kasanka for the annual bat migration, or revel in the beauty of a sunset over the upper Zambezi as you explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the mighty Mosi-Oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls).
Going on safari in Zambia is an adventure that can be akin to no other, and the countries spectacular wildlife and scenery are sure to thrill and amaze you.