Zambia lies at the heart of Africa and its National Parks, fed by rivers and wetlands, offer exceptional wildlife viewing. In particular Zambia has established itself as the premier destination in Africa for walking safaris.

The most popular park in Zambia is South Luangwa, renowned for amazing leopard sightings and its herds of elephant and buffalo. As well as having some stunning lodges, the vast Kafue National Park is ideally suited to mobile camping safaris and the Kafue river is fantastic for birding. It’s here that you’ll have the best chance of seeing both roan and sable antelope.
Lower Zambezi National Park combines magnificent game viewing with the chance to canoe on the Zambezi whilst Kasanka National Park is home each year to the World’s greatest bat migration.

Zambia has international airports at Lusaka and Livingstone

Zambia National Parks

Recommended lodges & camps

Pioneer Lodge & Camp – Lusaka

Pioneer Lodge & Camp is an ideal place to stay if you need to be near Lusaka but don’t want to be in it!

Only 14 kms (30 minutes) from the International Airport Pioneer makes a restful stop over before, after or during your Zambian safari.
Accommodation comprises chalets of varying standards, including a family cottage that sleeps up to 6 as well as tented accommodation and a campsite.
The bar and restaurant are friendly and informal and a great place to meet fellow travellers and discuss your safari experiences.

The chalets are set within our 25 acres of miombo woodland and are designed to be in-keeping with your African safari.
There is a relaxed, friendly feel to the whole property. You can safely walk around the grounds or within the local area, which is great for birding too.

Safari Chalets: US$ 69 pp, Bed & breakfast
Family Cottage: US$ 220 (sleeps up to 6 people) 

Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa

Located just outside the South Luangwa NP, Wildlife Camp is known for its down-to-earth style and consists of rustic chalets, a secluded en-suite tented camp, a bushcamp for overnight walking safaris and a stunning campsite.
Wildlife Camp is divided into three main parts – the Main Camp (consisting of three choices of permanent lodgings), the Bushcamp and the Campsite. Each have their own appeal, with their own unique atmosphere and views of the beautiful surroundings. 

Chalets: US$ 147 pp Green season (01 Jan – 30 Jun) 
US$ 210pp peak season ( 01 Jul – 31 Oct)

En-suite tents: US$ 120 pp sharing Green season (01 Jan – 30 Jun)
US$ 180 pp sharing peak season ( 01 Jul – 31 Oct)

Rates include all meals and 2 game activities per day, but exclude park entry fees.

KaingU Safari Lodge – Kafue

Set in an area of pristine wilderness, KaingU Safari Lodge offers a magnificent safari experience in the heart of the African bush. The owner-run lodge, with its comfortable accommodation perfectly in balance with the surroundings, is something unexpected in this remote area. The lodge was built with a lot of patience, good taste and an extraordinary sense for detail.

Set on raised individual private wooden decks, each overlooking the Kafue River, KaingU Safari Lodge comprises 6 double Meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms, indoor showers and an open-air shower. The “Honeymoon-tent” has an additional outside bath. Every tent is additionally roofed with thatch to provide additional cooling and further blend into nature.

As well as game drives into the renowned Kafue NP, one of the highlights at KaingU is taking a boat trip on the river, whether for game viewing or just for a picnic.

Fully Inclusive Rates:
Emerald Season (01 Mar – 31 May & 01 Nov – 19 Dec) – US$ 445 per person sharing
Peak Season (01 Jun – 31 Oct & 20 Dec – 02 Jan) – US$ 515 per person sharing
Discounted rates are available for long stays

Kafue River Lodge

Kafue River Lodge is the reward at the end of your journey into the North-Eastern Kafue. Located on a wonderfully secluded  stretch of the Kafue River, the 4 en-suite chalets overlook the river and the sounds of hippo carry clearly across the grounds with the miombo woodland behind camp also playing home to a steady stream of game and birds. 

With just 4 en-suite chalets Kafue River Lodge is delightfully intimate. There are 2 central areas – an open, riverside “fire pit” for starlit dining and early morning coffee and the beautiful main lapa area which is built on a deck over the river offering cool shade and 180 degree river views.

Fully inclusive rates start at US$360 per person sharing
Kafue River Lodge is open from 01 Mar to 31 Dec

Photographs supplied by North Kafue Safaris, Marcus Westberg, Life Through a Lens

Kasonso Busanga Camp

The Busanga Plains is undoubtedly the best place for wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park and Kasonso is located right in the heart of the prime game viewing area.

Kasonso Camp is a simple bush camp. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. 
You can explore the Busanga Plains by morning, afternoon or all day game drives with your specialist Busanga guide. Busanga Plains is renowned for large numbers of red lechwe, but is also well known for the big lions, buffalo, elephant, wildebeest and roan antelope.

Fully inclusive rates start at US$550 per person sharing
Kasonso Busanga is open from 01 Jul to 31 Oct

Photographs supplied by North Kafue Safaris, Marcus Westberg, Life Through a Lens

Suggested itineraries

North Kafue Explorer

8 nights / 9 days
starts and ends in Lusaka, Zambia

If you like the idea of a safari to a part of Africa that has excellent wildlife but few visitors, then this could be the one for you.

From our base on the banks of the Kafue river we’ll explore this outstanding habitat before continuing to our private camp on the Busanga Plains, right in the heart of the prime game viewing area. 

1 night Pioneer Lodge, Lusaka
2 nights Kafue River Lodge
4 nights Kasonso Busanga Camp
1 night Kafue River Lodge

US$3,985 per person, based on 2 people travelling

The Kafue Experience

8 nights / 9 days
starts and ends in Lusaka, Zambia

Combining the splendid Musekese Camp on the banks of the Kafue river with the more rustic Ntemwa-Busanga Mobile Camp on the famed Busanga Plains.

3 nights Musekese Camp – Kafue NP
4 nights Ntemwa-Busanga Mobile Camp – Kafue NP
1 night Musekese Camp – Kafue NP

South Luangwa & Lake Malawi

9 nights / 10 days
starts Mfuwe, Zambia, ends Lilongwe, Malawi

Experience the wilderness and wildlife of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park with a private vehicle and guide, followed by 3 days to relax on the shore of Lake Malawi.

5 nights Track & Trail River Camp – South Luangwa NP
1 night Kumbali Country Lodge – Lilongwe
3 nights Kumbali Lake Retreat – Lake Malawi

Family Adventure in Zambia and Malawi

10 nights / 11 days
starts Livingstone, Zambia, ends Liliongwe, Malawi

From £2,855 per person for a family of 2 adults & 2 children. (excluding international flights)

An activity packed safari that will keep the whole family happy.
Livingstone (Victoria Falls) – 3 nights
South Luangwa National Park – 3 nights
Lake Malawi – 4 nights

Get in touch

If any of our suggestions or itineraries stimulate the travel bug in you and get your feet itching then just drop us an email or give us a call.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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