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Zambia Adventure Holidays

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Leopard in South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park - Ranger
Lower Zambezi National Park

Zambia is a country full of adventure. The national parks are home to an array of wildlife including large numbers of the top predators such as leopard, lion and African wild dog. What makes a Zambia so unique is that you can view the wildlife from a vehicle, a boat, a canoe, or on foot! On top of the that, Livingstone city is the base of Victoria Falls which is one of the starting or finishing destinations in a Zambia itinerary. For those looking for an adventurous holiday in Zambia, we have put together a bit more information for you to have a read through…

Adventure safaris in Zambia

What is so special about a Zambia safari is that the activities are so varied. Rather than be stuck in a vehicle all day, other activities such as kayaking, fishing and walking are on offer. The guides will discuss the benefits and best times of day to do each activity. For example, walking safaris are best to do in the morning as the temperatures are cooler and the animals are more active.

A walking safari focuses on the smaller things in the bush – the footprints, the flora and fauna, and the smells and sounds of the park. You will come across big game from time to time – elephants, giraffe, hippo, or even larger predators – but the animals are much more skittish when you are on foot, so you will not get as close as you would in vehicle.

The best place for walking safaris is the South Luangwa National Park, the North Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi National Park. Fishing and kayaking in the Lower Zambezi National Park is another exhilarating activity to do on safari. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fisherman, there is nothing quite like the thrill of pulling in a large tiger fish. This park is also famed for kayaking along the mighty Zambezi river and its smaller tributaries. Hippos and crocodile are in the waters or the banks nearby but your guide will always be aware and vigilant. You will often see huge families of elephant crossing or swimming in the river just metres away from you – it doesn’t get more exciting than that!

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls itself is an incredible sight – it is Africa’s largest waterfall after all. Upstream of the Zambezi River is a small national park called Mosi-oa-Tunya. For those staying in the bush camps along the Zambezi, guided bush walks are offered in the park and with resident wildlife of giraffe, buffalo, antelope, zebra, elephant and white rhino (introduced to the area in 1994), it is a good option for those looking for something to combine with the Falls. Canoe excursions and boat cruises are also on offer further upstream to Victoria Falls. You’ll see elephant on the banks of the river, plenty of crocodiles and hippo, and an incredible variety of birdlife.

Further downstream, the spray from the mighty Falls can often be seen - a remarkable show of power! For those looking for something even more exhilarating, look no further than the adrenaline activities of Victoria Falls: bungee jumping, gorge swings, zip lining, helicopter rides, microlights, white water rapids and many more!

These will certainly get your heart pumping. For those looking to go to Livingstone Island or Devil’s Pool at the very edge of the falls, the drier period between September and November is a great time to visit – aside from this, they are closed for the remainder of the year.

A tailormade adventure holiday

The best way to get started is to arrange a time to speak on the phone to us. This will give us a bit more of an idea into what you are looking for on your trip and just how adventurous you would like your trip to be. This can be anything from the excursions to the accommodation. Give us a call today!

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    Our Top Five Zambia Adventure Holidays Lodges:

    1. Old Mondoro Camp

      Old Mondoro Camp

      Owned and run by the Cumings family (who also run Chiawa Camp further to the west), this small and intimate camp is one of our favourites in all of the Lower Zambezi, and possibly Zambia! With only four safari chalets and a very authentic, wild and natural feel to their design and layout, Old... More...

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    2. Tafika Camp - Bedroom

      Tafika Camp

      Sat just north of the Nsefu region in the South Luangwa National Park, is Remote Africa’s Tafika Camp. This intimate camp, which can accommodate up to 14 guests, offers authentic accommodation in the heart of the bush, with a delicate balance of comfort and rustic. Combining with Remote Africa’s... More...

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    3. Mwaleshi Camp

      Mwaleshi Camp

      As one of the only camps in North Luangwa National Park, Remote Africa’s Mwaleshi Camp is our pick of the bunch for accommodation in this exclusive park. The camp is intimate, personal and authentic, and its position on the Mwaleshi River means there is a reliable amount of resident game around the... More...

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    4. Waterberry Lodge

      Waterberry Lodge

      The main draw to Waterberry Lodge is that it provides the most calming atmosphere – away from the hustle and bustle of Victoria Falls. With well-maintained gardens and an intimate number of guest rooms, Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is the perfect base for those wanting to combine activites in... More...

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    5. Zunguilila Bushcamp

      Zunguilila Bush Camp

      Zunguilila, with only 3 safari tents, is one of the most intimate and exclusive camps in The Bushcamp Company portfolio. The camp looks out to an expansive pan which attract huge herds of game such as buffalo and elephant. This is unique to Zunguilila as the other bushcamps focus on waterhole or... More...

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