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A short break
If you have a short amount of time, head to the Lower Zambezi National Park for three or four nights. You will be immersed in a different, and strikingly beautiful world and feel a million miles from the stresses of everyday life. Wake up to the cry of the fish eagle, watch elephants move silently through the landscape and take a boat trip down the Zambezi whilst sipping a glass of something cool. Walking safaris and night drives add a sense of adventure and the luxurious camps will ensure you are pampered and re-charged. Sausage Tree Camp would be a great choice and has an enviable position overlooking the Zambezi River.
A week in Zambia
Zambia’s two premier national parks are the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi, and a week would allow you to combine the two. The South Luangwa is famous for high concentrations of wildlife and you can expect to see plenty of lion, elephant, the endemic Thornicroft giraffe, buffalo, crocodile, wildebeest, impala, puku, hyena, warthog, hippo and zebra along with a plethora of birds, including the beautiful carmine bee-eaters. It is well known for excellent leopard and wild dog sightings, but equally famous for the quality of its guiding which allows guests to enjoy the smaller aspects of the bush. Great choices here would be Tena Tena or Time + Tide Chinzombo. The Lower Zambezi is delightfully pretty and offers a wide range of activities including canoeing, walking, and fishing. The wildlife viewing is excellent and there’s accommodation to suit everyone, from luxury lodges to simpler tented options. Among our favourites are Chiawa and Time + Tide Chongwe House.
Two weeks in Zambia
To get under the skin of this stunning and varied country you can, along with day and night drives and walking safaris in the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi, explore other areas offering a real contrast. Kafue National Park is vast – one of the largest in all of Africa – and Busanga Plains to the north is renowned for more species of antelope than in any other park. Cheetah, lion, leopard and wild dog can all be seen, alongside herds of elephant and spectacular birds. Musekese is ideally positioned from which to take advantage of all of this. Start or finish your holiday with time at Tongabezi just outside Livingstone where you can visit the impressive Victoria Falls, relax and re-charge with boat trips and island picnics, or enjoy the more adrenalin fueled activities such as white water rafting and bungee jumping.
We would be delighted to help you plan a dream safari in Zambia. Our team of experts has travelled widely throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean and can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. Do get in touch – chatting to people by phone or email is what we do best. We listen, we explain, we answer all sorts of questions even those you didn’t know to ask, and finally we make suggestions. If this is your first time to Africa or your twenty first, we have a team standing by to help make the planning easy and the journey the best ever. Please get in touch whatever stage you’re at.