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One of the best ways to organise your own Tailor Made holiday is to come and talk to us in person. To help you plan your perfect trip, we will host you for one night's bed and breakfast accommodation, near our Cotswold offices in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. You can then meet a member of our team who can talk through our Tailor Made trekking and tour options, pore over books and maps and perhaps view some images of your proposed destination.

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Tailor Made Holidays to Zambia

To discuss your holiday plans please call 01453 844400 to speak to one of our experts or complete a Tailor Made enquiry form.

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Destination: Zambia

Despite its growing popularity Zambia has retained the essence of a true wilderness and is often considered the continent’s best kept secret for those in search of an authentic African safari experience.

From the cascading waters of Victoria Falls, to the premier wildlife haven of South Luangwa and the teeming shores of the mighty Zambezi River, Zambia offers a vast range of habitats, landscapes and natural wonders. And, with relatively few visitors compared to Africa’s other safari destinations, it’s possible to explore these pristine areas and view the wildlife that inhabit them in splendid isolation.

Zambia, and in particular the South Luangwa National Park, is the home of the walking safari. Pioneered in the park over 50 years ago, a walking safari is the best way to appreciate the great diversity of wildlife in the park from tiny creatures to large game as well as the myriad birds that also inhabit the Luangwa Valley. Accompanied by renowned guides and armed rangers, a walking safari not only offers wonderful, close-up wildlife encounters but it also provides an opportunity to learn the craft of the bushman - to track and observe animals in their own environment. Aside from walking safaris in Zambia, you can also view wildlife by open-sided 4x4 vehicles on a game drive or even a canoe safari along the gently flowing waters of the Zambesi River.

Stylish bush camps, located in remote areas and constructed each year from natural materials, provide a high level of comfort and relaxation on safari as well as superb ‘armchair’ wildlife viewing. Each of the four camps in South Luangwa has spacious, en suite bedrooms with hot showers whilst meals are enjoyed in the communal dining area followed by drinks round the campfire under vast African skies. Being unfenced, you may even find yourself sharing camp with the local creatures! And, by the Lower Zambezi, there are several riverside options including the wildly stylish Chinzombo Camp.

Take a look at our suggested Experiences, Itineraries and Accommodation and send us your wishlist so that we can start designing your Zambia holiday of a lifetime. Alternatively email or call the office and speak to one of our travel experts.

We also offer group holidays to Zambia.

Key Facts

Key Facts:

Capital city: Lusaka
Arrival airport: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (Lusaka)
Population: 15.1 million (2015)
Size of country: 752,614 sq km
Currency: Kwacha
Official language: English is the official language although there are several main indigenous languages and over 70 local dialects.
Time difference: GMT +2 hours
Did you know: Almost a third of Zambia’s total land mass has been set aside for wildlife protection with 20 national parks and surrounding ‘game management’ areas.

Reviews

The Africa I'd always dreamed of. A personal experience from start to finish with no intrusive crowds, outstanding guides and fabulously friendly camp hosts especially Clare at Kakuli. And eating out under the stars was truly magical.
- Mrs L, Somerset

What an experience. In addition to countless other wildlife, I tracked seven lions on foot, watched three leopards with their kill in trees just above me, saw two giant porcupines taking an evening stroll and marvelled at hundreds of brilliant bee-eaters. And the best bit was that I didn't have to share them with anyone else; no noisy vehicles, no distractions. Just us, our superb guide and an armed scout out in the wild Zambian bush.

- Jude Limburn Turner, Mountain Kingdoms

When to go:

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Meet our Zambia holiday experts

Jude Limburn Turner

Jude Limburn Turner

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Jude travelled to Zambia in 2016 to research Mountain Kingdoms' walking safari and claimed it to be one of her best ever travel experiences. She also has a passion for off-the-beaten-track trekking in Nepal where she has travelled extensively. Closer to home, Iceland and the Dolomites are recent favourites.