If you are looking for a truly unique safari holiday, Zambia could be the perfect destination for your next wildlife experience. A country rich in culture, natural beauty, and awe-inspiring landscapes, Zambia has something to offer everyone, and whether you are looking or a traditional safari, a photographic safari, a walking safari, or a canoeing safari, you’re sure to find something to amaze you in this African gem.
While many travellers head to Zambia to visit the mighty Victoria Falls, a sight that everyone should see at least once during in their lifetime, the country has so much more to offer than Mosi-oa-Tunya. In fact, over 30 percent of land is dedicated to National Parks here, with Kafue National Park, South Luangwa National Park, and Lower Zambezi National Park being the most popular for game viewing.
The flora, fauna and wildlife in Zambia is nothing short of spectacular. You’ll find the Big 5 here (lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard), along with many hard-to-find species such as Wild Dogs, Black Rhino, and Cheetah, and for bird lovers, it is simply paradise.
Whether you’re sailing along the Zambezi River or heading deep into the bush of North Luangwa, the game viewing possibilities are endless, and when you combine an abundance of wildlife with luxurious accommodations, we think you’ve found the perfect safari holiday.
There are numerous safari lodges in Zambia to suit every budget, but if you are looking for something truly unique, here’s an overview of just a few of the bush camps that this amazing country has to offer:
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Shumba Camp: Wilderness Safaris Kafue National Park
Part of the Wilderness Safari’s Collection, Shumba Camp is situated in the centre of Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park. Comprising of just six luxurious safari tents, all raised on platforms for uninterrupted views, it is the ultimate location for a romantic holiday or honeymoon. There is an abundance of wildlife in this part of Kafue, and as such, there is a huge predator population. Lion, cheetah and wild dog sightings are common here, you could even find one on your very own lookout deck…!
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Chinzombo Camp: Norman Carr Safaris South Luangwa National Park
Described as ‘Zambia’s Premier Safari Camp’ Chinzombo is one of the most breathtaking African safari properties you are ever likely to see. Designed by award-winning architects, it sits resplendently on the banks of the Luangwa River in a style that blends seamlessly with the tranquil river setting.
Housing just six stunning villas, each with its own private plunge pool and shaded outdoor area, it is beyond luxurious, yet it somehow manages to retain its African bush authenticity. The river attracts an abundance of wildlife, and if you’re looking for big cats, this is the perfect Zambian safari destination for you.
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Sausage Tree Camp: Lower Zambezi National Park
Voted as one of the ‘Ten Best Luxury Destinations’ by the BBC, Sausage Tree Camp in Lower Zambezi National Park is an exclusive African safari camp with international standards. Sleeping up to 18 guests in 8 luxurious suites, it is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a more refined and personalised safari experience.
Nestling on the banks of the Zambezi River, Sausage Tree Camp offers spectacular views of the passing wildlife, which you can view by boat, by canoe, in a safari vehicle or simply from the comfort of your private deck.