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Zambia Holiday Ideas

Zambia Holiday Ideas

Zambia is a land-locked, warm-hearted African country with an endless list of adventures on offer. Many tourists overlook Zambia as a wildlife destination in its own right, yet the nation is packed with natural delights, making it a superb and secret spot for a safari.

The incredible cascade of Victoria Falls is, without doubt, Zambia's most famous attraction. However, if you take some time to really scratch under the surface, you'll find some real hidden gems. Zambia's National Parks are remote, authentic and truly wild. This is the place to escape into the very heart of Africa for a secluded safari in your own private wilderness. Leave the real world behind and enter a land of epic adventure.

On game drives, you will be astounded by the wildlife you will come across. Encounter huge herds of elephants, get close to families of lions, seek out the shy leopard and her cub hiding up a tree. Drive across open plains alive with giraffe, zebra, buffalo, and even wild dog. Zambia is brilliant birding territory too, so whatever you do, don't forget your binoculars!

Not only this, but Zambia is criss-crossed by rivers that create a wonderful natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife. During your stay, you can take a boat safari and watch elephants drinking at the water's edge, paddle silently in a canoe past crocodiles basking in the sunshine on the river bank, watch pods of hippo wallowing just beneath the water surface, and laugh at the monkeys scampering about in the overhanging trees.

Zambia is also the original home of the walking safari, so it's probably the best place on earth to walk out into the wilderness with some of the best trained guides in Africa.

We've carefully put together a handful of itinerary ideas, to give you an idea how a safari holiday just in Zambia can work. Please do bear in mind that prices will change depending on when you travel:

  • High Season - July to end of October
  • Shoulder Season - May to June
  • Low/Emerald Season - November to end of April

Several camps close during the Emerald Season due to the rains, especially in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Also, if you want to take your Africa experience to the next level, why not add a few days on the shores of Lake Malawi to your adventure? This will make for a holiday of a lifetime, sending you into some spellbinding pockets of Africa that mass tourism simply doesn't reach.

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Suggested Itineraries

Highlights of Zambia

This 10 night itinerary is ideal for those looking for an affordable way to experience the best of Zambia. Starting with 6 nights in South Luangwa, you stay in 2 different tented camps, where you can experience game drives and walks with experienced guides. Then, you fly to the Lower Zambezi for 2 nights, staying in another tented camp where elephants frequently wander past your tent to feed on the many seed pods dropped from the trees above. Finally, a 2 night stay at Victoria Falls rounds off your holiday, where the iconic Victoria Falls are literally on your doorstep. 

10 day itinerary including Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park and Victoria Falls - Zambia.


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Addicted to Zambia

Combining 3 properties from the famous Robin Pope Safaris portfolio, this itinerary will ensure an unforgettable safari holiday. You will experience the wonders of Africa's secluded wilderness, the outstanding wildlife, including leopard, lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, wild dog, hippo, to name a few; more than 450 species of birds, as well as the mighty Victoria Falls.

10 day itinerary including South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park and Victoria Falls - Zambia.


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Natural Beauty and Wildlife

Hear the roar of the thundering Victoria Falls, relax while canoeing down a channel of the Zambezi River, and take a leisurely game drive in the leopard country of South Luangwa. This 10 night holiday will show you a country rich in natural beauty and wildlife.

10 day itinerary including South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park and Victoria Falls - Zambia.


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In Norman Carr's Footsteps

Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Norman Carr, a true pioneer in progressive conservation. Combining an unspoilt wilderness of tranquil rivers, ancient forests and open pans, this itinerary offers an authentic and immersive once-in-a-lifetime walking safari experience that celebrates the wilderness and allows guests to reconnect with nature in a meaningful way. Please note that this itinerary is seasonal, and therefore only available between 20 May and 31 October.

10 day itinerary including South Luangwa National Park.


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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

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