Zambia

It is the raw physical and spiritual energy that makes Zambia one of Africa’s most thrilling countries to visit. As the churning waters of the Zambezi River disappear into a cauldron of swirling mist, the sheer magnitude and majesty of the Victoria Falls become apparent. Three hundred feet of basalt gorge resonates to the thunder of these life-giving waters as they surge downstream.

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Mobile Walking Safaris

Norman Carr Safaris

The most exciting way to experience and enjoy the African bush is on foot and Zambia offers the very best in walking safaris. To walk in the bush is to interact with it and appreciate it from a very different perspective, allowing you to discover with your professional guide all the smaller and more unusual animals, plants and facets of some beautiful wildlife areas. We work with several different walking safari operations in the South Luangwa, each of which offer a truly exhilarating and professional service.

Robin Pope has lived in this area for the past 25 years and is considered to be one of Africa’s top guides. It is possible to join a fully mobile walking safari sleeping under canvas in mobile tented camps or at any of three secluded bush camps, namely Tena Tena, Nkwali and Nsefu. The mobile camps are simple but comfortable with walk-in tents, bucket showers and long-drop toilets. The walks typically last for 7 – 10 nights.

Meanwhile Norman Carr Safaris operates four bush camps – Nsolo, Luwi, Kakuli & Mchenja – all of which are small and exclusive and beautifully located for you to soak up the true essence of this magical park. The ideal safari is to have a couple of nights at each bush camp, walking between each one and then have a full day’s game viewing having reached each camp. You can also choose to start or finish your safari at the main lodge of Kapani.

You tend to walk early in the morning when the day is still cool, before resting beneath the shady canopy of a handy ebony or fig tree to enjoy a well earned lunch and siesta. The game viewing in the area is exceptional and this is brought to life by being in the company of some of Zambia’s finest guides.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

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Take to the skies in style as a wonderful alternative to game drives when staying at Wilderness Safaris lodges in Kafue National Park. The remoteness of the 28 000-hectare Busanga Concession makes it one of the most exclusive hot air ballooning destinations in Africa offering complete seclusion and stunning scenery. After an early morning transfer through the park you reach the launch site in time for sunrise. Drifting silently over the scenic landscapes you enjoy a bird’s eye view of the spectacular surrounds and high concentrations of wildlife, including thousands of red lechwe and puku as well as sightings of hippo and buffalo. Your adventure ends with a delicious champagne breakfast served in the Park’s vast grasslands. A truly memorable experience & one to tick off the bucket list!

(Ballooning available from August to October)

The dry winter season from April to November is generally considered the best time to visit. For those wanting to go on a walking safari then most small bush camps are open from June until October.

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Zambia Highlights

  • 3 nights at Tafika Camp
  • 3 nights at Sanctuary Sussi Lodge
  • 3 nights at Anabezi Camp

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Lusaka/London).

From £5,470 per person

Zambia Bush & Beach

  • 3 nights at Chongwe River
  • 3 nights at Luangwa River Cottage
  • 6 nights at Kaya Mawa

(Price based on two persons sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Lusaka/Lilongwe & Lilongwe/Johannesburg/London).

From £6,485 per person

LOCATION

ZAMBIA INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 2 Hours

Flight Time

13hrs Indirect

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