Much like Zimbabwe, many people visit Zambia only to witness Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) otherwise known as Victoria Falls. This of course is fairly upsetting but truly adds to the exclusive and intimate experience of not having dozens of other vehicles blocking your view of the spectacular wildlife.
Approximately 30% of Zambia is reserved for game management and national parks; there are twenty national parks and 34 game management areas across the country.
Our favourite and what we believe to be the best value for money national parks are South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Park. Both these parks host an abundance of wildlife and offer superb accommodation.
South Luangwa is home to over 400 bird species and 60 different animal species. It has the highest concentration of game than any other national park in Africa. If you love leopards, South Luangwa is the place to be; there are strong numbers of leopards, and almost everyone that visits sees at least one or two leopards (usually more). It is at South Luangwa where you can go on amazing walking safaris; an experience that can’t be experienced everywhere in Africa; walking through the bush and experiencing the African wilderness in the most natural way: by foot.
Lower Zambezi offers walking safaris, game drives all with expert guides, making your visit that much more special. A visit to Lower Zambezi is of course not complete without discovering the Zambezi River by boat or canoe; marvel at the thirsty elephants at the waters edge, enjoy gorgeous sunsets and enjoy the beauty of this stunning country.
Best time to travel: May - Nov
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