Zambia Safari Destinations

Zambia in southern Africa truly does offer a singularly authentic experience of the African wilderness in and among its 750 000 square km. Zambia has about 20 National Parks, 30 Game Management areas and numerous private and state-run reserves, offering an amazing Zambia safari experience. Two great African rivers, the Zaire River and the Zambezi River, thread their way for 2 500 km to the Indian Ocean embracing en route two of Zambia's outstanding features - the majestic Victoria Falls and the vast man-made Kariba Lake. 

Zambia's wilderness areas are undiscovered gems that have remained raw and pristine. A select number of Zambia safari lodges are dotted throughout this magnificent country, in parks such as the world-famous, wildlife-rich Southern Luangwa, the rugged and wild North Luangwa, and the second biggest reserve in the world, Kafue. The Lower Zambezi National Park, Lochinvar and Liuwa are being increasingly developed, and are a birder's delight, with superb wildlife viewing on offer.

The capital of Zambia is Lusaka; English is the official language and the Zambian Kwacha is the local currency. Zambia is two hours ahead of GMT. There are 3 distinct seasons - cool and dry from May to August; hot and dry from September to October; and rainy between November to April. August to October are the best months for wildlife viewing. From November to April most of the national parks are closed.

See below recommended Zambia safari tours and lodges in the best Zambia safari destinations.

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is the largest park in Zambia, and the second largest in all of Africa. The park is located in the centre of the country...more

Livingstone

Livingstone is located north of the great Zambezi River, and is the capital of Zambia. This African destination serves as a base for Victoria Falls getaways...more

Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park is nestled on the northern banks of the Zambezi River, located in the southeastern region of Zambia....more

Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital of Zambia and is located in the southern region of the country's central plateau. This Zambian city can is ideal for an overnight...more

Mosi Oa Tunya National Park

Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park is Zambia's smallest national park and rests on the banks of the upper Zambezi River....more

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is located in eastern Zambia, and is recognised as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world....more

Victoria Falls Zambia

Victoria Falls Zambia is located adjacent to Zimbabwe, and isn't as crowded with tourists as the other host of the falls....more

Zambezi River

The Zambezi River runs throughout 6 countries in Africa, and is the fourth largest running river on the continent....more
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