Zambia

One of the wildest safari destinations on the African continent.

ABOUT ZAMBIA

About Zambia

RICH IN WILDLIFE WITH SOME OF THE WILDEST WILDERNESS AFREAS IN AFRICA

Zambia is situated mainly on a vast central plateau, and boasts the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers – as well as one of the largest waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls, which it shares with neighbouring Zimbabwe.

It has some of the wildest safari areas in Africa. Most of the country has a mild, pleasant climate, while the river valleys are hotter and more humid; the extreme north becomes tropical on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, one of Zambia’s ten large lakes. While Lusaka is the country’s capital, Livingstone, just ten kilometres from the Falls, is more well known to adventurous travellers.



Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers of wildlife, and some of the wildest and most remote game areas in Africa. Kafue National Park’s Busanga Plains are famous for lion prides while plains game such as puku, red lechwe, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, oribi and buffalo can be seen. Cheetah and wild dog are present, and a treat is the resident herd of rare roan antelope.

The Zambezi River is home to hippo, crocodile and elephant, as well as incredible birdlife. Mosi-oa-Tunya hosts species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and white rhino.
Birdlife in Zambia is prolific, with over 750 bird species found here, including many specials; the north of the country is the southernmost extreme of the bizarre-looking African Shoebill’s range.



Climate

The seasons in Botswana are indistinct. Rains generally start in October or November and persist through to March or April. Within that period there may be long dry spells. In April, temperatures begin to fall and May is generally regarded as the first month of the dry, cool winter, characterised by clear sunny days and cold nights. Spring begins in August and temperatures rise rapidly during the hot, dry period of September, October and November until the rains again break.

Seasons

JANUARY (Green Season)
FEBRUARY (Green Season )
MARCH (Green Season)
APRIL (Shoulder Season)
MAY (Shoulder Season)
JUNE and JULY (High Season)
AUGUST (High Season)
SEPTEMBER and October (High Season)
NOVEMBER (Start of Green Season)
DECEMBER (Green Season except 20 Dec – 10 Jan)





Botswana is truly a land of breathtaking contrasts, from the sandy plains of the Kalahari Desert to the lush oasis of the Okavango Delta. It is possible to combine these areas into one visit, gaining a spectacular overview of different scenery and attractions: from peaceful mokoro rides through clear waterways, to exhilarating game-drives along riverine forests, to a visit at your own deck from a great herd of elephants. Game-viewing is usually at its best during the dry season (in the winter months of May to August) and in the hot spring-time months of September and October, when the animals gather around dwindling sources of water, near rivers, pools and waterholes.



Incredible Wildlife Viewing
Over 400 species of birds
Amazing Photographic Opportunities



Incredible Wildlife Viewing
Over 400 species of birds
Amazing Photographic Opportunities




OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

We have first-hand experience of the camps and accommodation in this magnificent safari paradise