Safari Ranking: 1 = Ok, 5 = Excellent
- Road Conditions
Long stretches of tar. Medium - Bad roads in parks. Dustry. Avoid big trucks on main roads. 4WD necessary
Well organised in good locations. Generally with facilities.
- Lodges & Hotels
Good variety in the parks. Less options available in between parks.
- Route Finding
Not difficult but some roads/parks will require good map skills.
Please note that the above is an
indication of the general conditions
Authenticity, Essence, Wilderness
Zambia is a country of great integrity, it holds on to the true values of safari - Authenticity, Essence & Natural Wilderness. It may be becoming increasingly well know but it retains each of these factors with a firm grip. The Luangwa Valley, Lower Zambezi and Northern Kafue are perhaps the most famous regions but the area's in-between are often the most rewarding areas. These are the area's that aren't often seen by tourists and are the sort of areas we like our clients to explore.
It is a truly remarkable country. It's rare to travel a country with such incredible wildlife, captivating culture, lack of tourists, and most it importantly, such friendly people. We hope Zambia never changes, it's a breath of fresh air!
Remote Beauty & Adventure
Over the last 21 years we have been in operation, we are delighted to say that we know all the best campsites in this beautiful country. And what we have discovered is that the more remote they are, the better they are. If you like the idea of meeting friendly Zambians, visiting local villages and really sinking your teeth into some Zambian culture then these campsites could well be for you (4x4 necessary!)
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To get a flavour of what you can expect. Watch Alex Berger's great film he shot in South Luangwa.
Highlights - What can I see in Zambia
Here is a list of just some of our favourite places to visit in Zambia. They are all places that we would recommend for a self drive safari. This is not a comprehensive list and if there are other places you are keen to visit and would like further information please let us know and we'll be happy to help.
South Luangwa National Park
Home to walking safaris and famous for it throughout the world, South Luangwa is debatably one of Africa's finest National Parks.
The Zambezi River
The River’s beauty has attracted tourism from all over the world, providing opportunities for a myriad of water sports and game viewing activities.
Kafue National Park
Kafue is Zambia's largest National Park, so large that the south and north of the park are completely different. Be sure to allow enough time to explore here.
North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa shares many of the same traits as South Luangwa, whilst additionally being remote and unpopulated; perfect for a self drive adventure.
The Lower Zambezi
Set on the banks of the gloroius Zambezi River, Lower Zambezi National Park accommodates a huge amount of game, especially Elephants, Hippo and Buffalo!
One of the seven wonders of the world, the Victoria falls is one for the bucket list. The combination of water, rainbows & greenery is simply stunning.
- 16 nights /
- 974 miles /
- From £3,703.00 per person /
- 11 nights camping, 5 nights lodging
The classic route in Zambia; a 15 day route from Livingstone to Lilongwe taking in the highlights of Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi National Park and South Luangwa National Park. You will begin at the spectacular Victoria Falls in Livingstone before setting off on your self drive adventure to Lower Zambezi National Park where game is best viewed from the river. Taking on the Great East Road you head for South Luangwa National Park, renowned for its exceptional guides and walking safaris. This is regarded as one of's Africa greatest National Parks! You will finish your trip by crossing the border into Malawi onwards to our base in Lilongwe.
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Great North Road
- 19 nights /
- 1,338 miles /
- From £4,297.00 per person /
- 8 nights camping, 11 nights lodging
The route less travelled; a trip for the more adventurous over 20 days starting in Livingstone, finishing in Lilongwe and taking in the highlights of Kafue National Park, Kasanka National Park and North and South Luangwa. Begin at the spectacular Victoria Falls before setting off to the exquisite and largely unexplored Kafue National Park. Drive north through the park, staying at accommodation to rival Zambia's best, often with no other guests and a miniscule chance of seeing another vehicle. Following the Great North Road you will head, via Kasanka National Park, to the Luangwa Valley, before finishing at Lilongwe.
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- 15 nights /
- 1,415 miles /
- From £2,774.00 per person /
- 8 nights camping, 7 nights lodging
A remote safari to Liuwa Plains; this 17 day itinerary from Livingstone to Livingstone takes in the highlights of Victoria and Ngonye Falls, Liuwa Plains National Park and Kafue National Park. You will begin in Livingstone where you will spend two nights on the banks of the Zambezi and visit Victoria Falls before setting off up the main Sesheke Mongu road to Liuwa Plains National Park, known for its beautiful open plains. You then head across to Kafue National Park and make your way south through this very remote and largely unexplored park. You take the route out of the Ndumdumwenze gate and head back to Livingstone.
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