A country abundant with protected wilderness, massive lakes, rich wetlands and spectacular waterfalls.

From the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the locals as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” or The Smoke that Thunders, and the great Zambezi River to two of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa – the Luangwa and the Kafue National Parks – the scenic splendour of Zambia has no rival in Africa.

David Livingstone was the first European to see the great Falls and named them Victoria after the English Queen. On the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe they are the most extraordinary spectacle and one of the main tourist draws.

Zambia is achieving a growing popularity amongst discerning travellers, with its lodges and camps concentrating on catering for this market on a small, highly personalised scale which makes them some of the best on the continent.



  • Join a walking safari in the South Luangwa
  • Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls
  • Hire a rain cape and walk the length of the falls
  • Enjoy a canoe trip on the Zambezi
  • Plunge from one of the world’s highest bungee jumps


  • Dry – April to October
  • Green – November to March


  • Leopard, Elephant, Lion, African Buffalo, Spotted Hyena, Nile Crocodile, Hippos

Fast facts

  • Capital – Lusaka
  • Currency – Zambian Kwacha
  • Point of Entry – Lusaka, Livingstone
  • Airlines – British Airways, South African Airways via Johannesburg, Emirates, Kenya Airways
  • Flying Time – 10 hours
  • Time Zone – GMT +2
  • Visa on arrival
  • Seasons: Rainy: November – April, Dry: May – November, Cool Dry: May – August, Hot Dry: September – November, Floods: December – June
  • Medical Requirements – Malaria prophylaxis recommended

When to go

  • To see the greatest flow of water at the Victoria Falls visit between February & May
  • Prime walking season in the South Luangwa is July to October.
  • The Lower Zambezi National Park is only accessible by air from June to November each year

Insider tips

  • Cross the border to the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls for a completely different view
  • Do try a helicopter ride at Victoria Falls as it offers the best perspective
  • Try to avoid staying overnight in Lusaka – the city is quite a way from the airport
  • Take a taxi into Livingstone town for dinner as the hotels by the Falls can be very expensive
  • Plan your trip well – the Lower Zambezi National Park is only accessible for 6 months of the year

Anabezi Camp

Anabezi Camp can be found in the Lower Zambezi National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River and the Mushika River flood plain on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Anabezi comprises of 11 luxury spacious tents, on raised timber platforms at the edge of a ridge providing magnificent views of both the Zambezi River and Mushika River flood p...
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AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

Zambia’s warmth and hospitality shines through in this family-orientated 3-star hotel. From its colourful décor to its unpretentious and welcoming style, AVANI Victoria Falls Resort is as vibrant as the people themselves. Opened in 2001, the hotel has established itself as a high value getaway for families as well as a top confere...
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Busanga Bush Camp

Set on the Busanga Plains in the far north of the Kafue National Park, Busanga Camp is a superb option for guests looking for a traditional tented safari. With just 4 tented rooms the camp has a lovely intimate feel to it and is small enough to be taken on an exclusive basis. The location on the grassy floodplains makes for extraordinary sunrises a...
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Chiawa Camp

Resting beneath a grove of mahogany trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, Chiawa is one of the most beautifully appointed and luxurious lodges in all of Zambia. The variety of activities from here is fantastic, with the superb guides taking you out to explore the bush in vehicles, on foot, by canoe or boat on the Zambezi. You can also indulge in...
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Back in the 1970's Chinzombo was the base for Norman Carr's Green Season operations. Much has changed in the last 40 years and the camp has now been transformed into the leading super luxury lodge in Zambia. The lodge is set on the banks of the Luangwa River, so guests arrive at the lodge by boat and enjoy stunning river views from all part...
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Chongwe River Camp

 When enjoying the fantastic safari experience at Chongwe, the only things they insist on is relaxing and making sure that you feel at home! This wonderfully laid back feel really helps to make Chongwe one of the leading safari experiences in Zambia. The variety of activities mean you can enjoy 3 nights here and have plenty of variety, includi...
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Chongwe River House

Special offers: STAY 4 PAY 3Zambia's Lower Zambezi is renowned throughout Africa for its magnificent herds of wild elephant, exceptional predator viewing and of course the Zambezi River. It's also home to one of the continent's most spectacular and unique private homes.Chongwe River House sleeps eight in four spacious ensuite bedro...
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Kakuli Bush Camp

From it's vantage point on the bank of the Luangwa River, Kaukuli offers one of the best bush camp experiences in the South Luangwa, especially in Green Season when it is the place to be for boating safaris. The small, comfortable tented rooms are an ideal retreat after a long day exploring, whilst the central bar and dining area is a great pla...
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Luangwa River Camp

Located adjacent to one of the most game rich areas of the South Luangwa, offering guests accommodation in spacious, brick and thatch bush suites, Luangwa River Camp is a perennial favourite of guests returning to this fantastic National Park. The guiding from here is superb, with guides really bringing to life the magic of what you see as you make...
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Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House is situated on the edge of the famous South Luangwa National Park overlooking a lagoon where families of elephants regularly come to bathe. This thatched Zambian villa was built amongst ancient leadwood trees and has been constructed using locally sourced materials. The South Luangwa is known as the home of the walking safari, ...
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Luwi Bush Camp

If you are looking for a remote, natural feel for your safari camp then you can't really beat Luwi Bush Camp. The remote location makes it ideal for walking safaris, and many guests spend most of their time on foot, but there is always the option of game drives. There is a large permanent pool nearby, which contains hippo and crocodiles, as wel...
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Mchenja Camp

Mchenja, named so because of the grove of ebony trees that it occupies on the bank of the Luangwa River, is a superb location for those looking to experience an up-market tented safari experience in the South Luangwa. The open air bathrooms and Victorian style baths overlooking the river are very popular and lend a truly colonial feel to the c...
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Nkwali is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park there is a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park either...
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Set in the remote Nsefu area of the South Luangwa National Park, the camp offers the perfect location to deliver excellent game viewing and bird watching. Indeed, the main bar and lounge area is the best place to take in the scenic views and offers sensational game viewing without even leaving camp. Morning and night drives plus guided walking...
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Nsolo Bush Camp

Whether you are relaxing on your private veranda or in the open sided lounge and bar, the location of Nsolo on the banks of the Lewi River makes for a superb location for your time in the South Luangwa. With just 4 bush chalets, you will be assured of a private, intimate safari experience, with your time spent on walking safaris for which the South...
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Old Mondoro

Old Mondoro has a unique location in the Lower Zambezi National Park, as it occupies an area of vast floodplains and grasslands, making it an ideal base for prolonged walking safaris. The view out to the Zambezi river is fantastic, with plenty of animals coming down to drink and there is a permanent population of hippos to view in their large pools...
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Potato Bush Camp

With stunning views out to the Zambezi River and Escarpment, Potato Bush is a wonderful option for those looking to explore the Lower Zambezi National Park.The camp is nestled under a grove of trees, providing a dramatic setting and shaded place to relax in the heat of the day, as well as a wonderful place to enjoy the sumptuous cuisine prepared by...
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Royal Zambezi Lodge

Royal Zambezi Lodge, an intimate family-owned property, is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River on the edge of the unique Lower Zambezi National Park, directly opposite Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.The design of Royal Zambezi Lodge allows nature and the environment to play a leading role in ensuring the relaxed pace and magical experience enjo...
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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

Built in the 1970s for Zambia's first democratically elected president, Dr Kenneth Kuanda, Chichele holds a unique place in the history of Zambia and is a stunning base for your South Luangwa safari. The relaxed colonial style blends in with the surrounding wilderness and you can enjoy some impromptu game viewing from the deck of your room. The...
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Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp lies nestled in a remote game rich area of South Luangwa National Park. This traditional tented camp has a very intimate atmosphere combining an authentic safari experience under canvas with panoramic views over the  abundant floodplain below. Each of the seven oversized tents has pi...
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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is an exclusive upmarket lodge that could not be better situated; positioned on the banks of the beautiful Zambezi River within the wildlife-rich Mosi-oa-Tunya Park, Sussi & Chuma is only a short drive from the iconic Victoria Falls. Named after the faithful companions who carried David Livingstone's body back to...
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Sausage Tree Camp

The location, luxury and quality of the guiding from Sausage Tree Camp makes it one of the most desirable camps to stay in across Zambia. Located overlooking the Zambezi River, with views up to the Zambezi Escarpment, you will be afforded stunning views wherever you look, providing a fitting backdrop to the camp. The rooms are some of the most eleg...
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Shumba Camp

Shumba Bush Camp lies on the legendary Busanga Plains in the far north of Zambia's wild Kafue National Park, home to thousands of red lechwe, puku, stately roan and sable antelopes as well as the diminutive oribi and duiker. You'll also find Defassa waterbuck, herds of tsessebe, hartebeest, zebra and buffalo. This wealth of game is naturall...
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Sindabezi Island

Sindabezi Island is unique – the discerning traveller’s best kept secret. An idyllic, exclusive camp on it's very own private isle on the Zambezi River.Experience the large number of activities in the area during the day and return to a tranquil haven, a thousand light years away from the bustle at night. Sindabezi has onl...
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Stanley Safari Lodge

The Victoria Falls are one of the iconic sights to see on a visit to Africa and Stanley Safari Lodge is a superb base from which to enjoy them. Set a short drive away from The Falls, with stunning views out across the bush, this spacious, luxurious lodge offers a fantastic choice of either cottages or suites with their own private pools, meaning yo...
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Tena Tena

Located in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, Tena Tena is a tented safari bush camp overlooking a bend in the Luangwa River. The custom-made tents are sheltered by a grove of mahogany trees near to the Buca Buca Lagoon. Accommodating a maximum of 10 guests, Tena Tena assures an intimate and personalised stay. The park hosts a wealth of Afr...
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The Mobile Walking Safari

If you like the sound of a true wilderness experience then this is the safari for you. Starting with a night at Nkwali, followed by 5 days of walking and camping, and then ending with a night at either Tena Tena or Nsefu you are immersed into the remote wilderness of the South Luangwa. 
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The River Club

The River Club is Livingstone’s premier destination on the Zambezi River. This owner run lodge, located on an magnificent vantage point, provides stunning views over a sweeping bend on the river. Steeped in history ranging from the establishing of Livingstone as a settler trading post, as a destination for Royal travellers and Hollywood ...
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The Royal Livingstone Hotel

The Royal Livingstone Hotel, stretching along the banks of the Zambezi River, consists of a series of 17 colonial-style buildings with deep verandas, set amidst indigenous trees and plants. The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings and incorporates the lounge, restaurant and bar. The swimming pool visually links the river with the ter...
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Toka Leya Camp

Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp, comprising 12 raised, spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Tent interiors boast wooden flooring, tasteful African décor, climate-control, and an expansive wooden deck from which to soak up the views. Family units are positioned to offer quiet seclusion.The camp’s...
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Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. The friendly team welcomes guests to a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and artifacts from all over Africa. Guests can dine beside the river or on their private terrace. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi...
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Tsika Island Camp

Tsika Island Camp is a truly unique experience, offering guests the chance to enjoy canoeing trails on the Zambezi River, before spending their nights staying in simple, yet comfortable bush rooms on the island. After a long day canoeing on the river, taking in the fantastic game viewing and stunning views to the Zambezi Escarpment, guests will ret...
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Waterberry Lodge

Just a 30 minute drive upstream from Livingstone you will find the charming Waterberry Lodge. Close enough to allow guests to easily visit The Falls, but secluded enough to offer a wonderful feeling of privacy, this is a great base for enjoying the range of activities on offer in the area. The rooms are nicely spread around the spacious gardens, wh...
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Zambia has so much to offer, especially when it comes to safari. Which is why we've created (what we think is) the perfect safari schedule for unspoilt game viewing. Move across Zambia to three different luxury and unique properties with plenty to indulge in. A tip from us - Africa on foot ...
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Experience the Zambezi

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This is the perfect luxury safari combining water and land. Take to the water on boat or paddle at your own pace in a canoe. Once back on dry land take the vehicle or embark on a walking safari. And all teamed with luxury accommodation, we won't blame you for not wanting to come home. And that&#...
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This itinerary will take you all over the beautiful country of Zambia. Starting in the South Luangwa National Park, which is renowned for its walking safaris you will then move on to Kafue National Park, Zambia's biggest and oldest national park before finishing your holiday off i...
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The Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. It covers an area of over 9000 sq. km. through which the meandering Luangwa River runs. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the ...
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Combine Zambia and Botswana in this exceptional itinerary, staying at some of the top properties in the Sanctuary portfolio. From the spectacular Victoria Falls through to lush wetlands of the Okavango Delta, this will be a safari like no other. Brief Overview: 3 nights Sanctuary Sussi and Chum...
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This 9-night holiday truly is a holiday with a difference. You start off in the magical city of Cape Town, where time is your own to explore what makes this city one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You then head off to Livingstone to see for yourself the power and majesty of The Victoria ...
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This 9-night holiday truly is a holiday with a difference. You start off in Livingstone to see for yourself the power and majesty of The Victoria Falls, and try your hand at the plethora of activities on offer here. You then head off to  the magical city of Cape Town, where time is your own to ...
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