Wildlife


Zambia is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, and most of the desirable animals are relatively easily seen. South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue are especially good for leopard sightings, whereas wild dog and cheetah sightings are more rare. The black rhino is only present in North Luangwa, and the white rhino only in Mosi-oa-Tunya.

The optimum time for spotting wildlife is in the dry season, which typically occurs from May to October when water is sparse, and animals gather to waterholes and rivers. The bush is less dense at this time, so animals are more easy to spot.

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Wildlife Activities

Walking Safaris

If you desire a more immersive safari experience, it doesn’t get more up close and personal than a walking safari.

Game Drives

A game drive is often the easiest, most convenient way cover a lot of ground and see as much of Zambia’s incredible wildlife as possible.

Canoeing

A canoeing trip down some of the quieter stretches of the Upper Zambezi is among the more relaxing ways to enjoy the Zambian safari experience.

Boat Safaris

Traverse not only the land but also the water in specifically designed safari boats.

Birding

Zambia is home to a staggering 779 bird species. In Lochinvar National Park alone there are 428 species, and in Luangwa Valley reside 450 species.

Balloon Safaris

Soar like an eagle above stunning Zambian wilderness areas on a hot-air balloon safari.

Places to experience Wildlife

Kafue National Park

Found in the centre of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2.

Liuwa Plain

The remote Liuwa National Park lies along the Zambezi flood plain in western Zambia and covers an area of 3,600 square kilometres of remote, wildlife-rich wilderness.

Livingstone

Lower Zambezi is still relatively undeveloped, with it’s beauty lying in its wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game, wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi is still relatively undeveloped, with it’s beauty lying in its wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game, wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular.

North Luangwa National Park

North Luangwa spans a total of 4636 square kilometres, offering one of the best wilderness experiences in Zambia.

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa has been dubbed by experts as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and with good reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa.

Zambia's Other Experiences

Victoria Falls

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, The Victoria Falls are one of the biggest and most renowned waterfalls in the world.

Culture

With a total human population of 13 million, Zambia is sparsely populated with more than 70 ethnic groups, many of them Bantu-speaking. Zambia's ethnic diversity results in rich and colourful cultures, each upheld and celebrated uniquely in remembrance of their ancestral age.

Spa & Relaxation

There is no better place to enjoy beautiful settings that offer privacy and exclusivity for the ultimate relaxing time for guests. Many of Zambia's lodges offer a variety of relaxation activities from Yoga, health retreats and spa treatments.