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Introduction:Zambia’s tourist infrastructure has been well maintained over the years and the wild, rugged countryside makes it perfect for the adventurous traveller. Game viewing is excellent in most of the country’s parks but Zambia is best known for its fantastic walking safaris, canoeing, boating, fishing, superb guiding and warm hospitality. Photography in the Luangwa Valley is unparalleled and its excellent range of small camps and lodges are perfect for active travelers, couples and families with older children.

Zambia enjoys little evidence of mass tourism and brilliant wilderness. Top parks include South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and the wild Kafue. These parks all enjoy wonderful diversity and deliver a fantastic safari experience.


When to travel: Zambia’s wet and dry seasons are very clear cut. Rains fall from November through to March and dissipate from April to October. Best conditions for game viewing come when the long grass dies away in June and July. August onwards sees the peak of the dry season and the landscape can become quite harsh, but game viewing then is excellent. October is extremely hot but very dramatic with wildlife congregating around water holes and rivers.

During the rains (December – March) most safaris areas are closed off and game viewing is difficult. However, birding is fantastic, and boating safaris are excellent once the Luangwa River is in full flood. This time of year also offers you a more exclusive experience and cheaper prices, though be prepared to face the rain. This is also a great time to see Victoria Falls in full flood, though access to Livingstone Island, in the heart of the falls, is not possible.

Climate: Enjoy a temperate climate from April to the end of August. June – September are lovely and fresh with clear sunny days but very cold at night. During the rainy season temperatures can reach up to 40C during the day in some parts, but in the summer months in the mid to late 30C.

Pricing:Zambia’s tourism infrastructure is limited, making this a relatively expensive destination. Due to limited operations in the wet season most camps are small and exclusive, but there are a few ‘less expensive’ options too. Internal flights are quite pricey and travel by road is difficult.

A standard two week safari holiday in Zambia will cost anywhere between US$7000 and US$9000 per person during high season. Low season (November, April, May) prices may drop you down to US$6000.

African safaris are quite pricey, however we do our best to match price for product at every turn so you get the best bang for your buck. We firmly believe that the quality of your experience in Africa will far surpass the financial burdens and frustrations you encounter along the way.