Zambia is one of the wildest and most remote destinations in Africa. Though landlocked, three great rivers – the Kafue, the Luangwa and the Zambezi – flow through Zambia, defining both its geography and the rhythms of life for many of its people. The rewards of travelling here are those of exploring remote, mesmerising wilderness as full of an astonishing diversity of wildlife as any part of Southern Africa. Adventures undertaken here will lead you deep into the bush where animals, both predators and prey, wander through unfenced camps, where night-time means swapping stories around the fire and where the human footprint is nowhere to be seen.
Zambia is on top of most safari connoisseurs’ list and one of the reasons is that this country doesn’t attract crowds. The game viewing and the lodges are incredible, but you will not encounter a lot of fellow travellers. The only busy place packed with tourists will be the Victoria Falls, which is together with Lusaka your main port of entry into Zambia.
As far as the accommodation is concerned, More of Africa has selected a number of small and luxurious lodges that will offer excellent guiding and game viewing. From guided walking safaris, the perfect honeymoon lodging to family holidays, we have a number of carefully selected luxury lodges that will offer the best experience this country has to offer.
For the independent traveller, however, Zambia is a logistical challenge, because of its sheer size dilapidated road network and upmarket facilities. For those who do venture here, the relative lack of crowds means an even more satisfying journey, but things need to go smoothly. More of Africa will ensure your trip is carefully planned out, as well as possibly combining this incredible country with easy to reach destinations, such as Cape Town or Lake Malawi.
Due to its high altitude, it is usually pleasantly warm in tropical Zambia. During the hottest months of the drought season, October and November, you really only feel like you’ve landed on the barbecue in the valleys. In the rainy season, from December to April, tropical storms are no unknown guests and many nature parks close their gates. It is the cooler months of May to August in which you can fully enjoy your trip through Zambia. A timeline can be seen in the overview below. The greener the box is by the month, the better it is to travel to Zambia in that period!