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Wildlife holidays in Zambia with Naturetrek
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Wildlife holidyas in Zambia

Tell me about Zambia …

Zambia is huge, covering an area as large as Hungary, Austria, Switzerland and France combined. Roughly kidney-shaped, it is a landlocked tropical plateau of between 900 to 1200 metres above sea level.

The country is bordered by Angola to the west, Zaire and Tanzania to the north, Malawi to the east and by Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south. Zambia takes its name from the Zambezi River, which rises in the north-west corner of the country and forms its southern boundary.

Much of the nations wealth is derived from mining and agriculture but for the visitor its greatest assets are its unspoilt nature and magnificent national parks. Indeed it is a beautiful country – of trees, grasslands, lakes, rivers and dramatic skies.

From the tumultuous Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, to the great and varied wildlife of the Luangwa Valley, and from the lakes in the north to the vast floodplains in the west, the country offers an ever-changing spectacle.

Our Zambia specialist recommends..

"I recommend our ‘Zambia on Foot – Ultimate Africa!’ for an experience of the ‘real’ Africa. Enjoy the wonders of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, exploring the landscape and watching the wildlife on foot whilst staying at some of the most exclusive bush camps in Africa."

Paul Stanbury
Operations Manager

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What’s special about its wildlife?

  • South Luangwa is Zambia’s finest national park & widely recognised as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world
  • Lagoons teeming with wildlife such as Hippos & spectacular bird life
  • Nocturnal mammals such as Leopard Crested Porcupine, Honey Badger, genets & civets

Naturetrek tours to Zambia

Naturetrek offers a range of wildlife holidays and natural history tours in Zambia. Our selection offers:

  • Bargain bird watching & mammal tours
  • Wildlife safaris to Kasanka & South Luangwa National Parks
  • Wildlife viewing on foot & evening spotlighting drives
  • Small group sizes & first class accommodation where you can relax under immense Ebony Trees or take a refreshing dip in the camp swimming pool!


Although this was a very expensive trip it far exceeded our expectations. The standard of accommodation in the bush was superb, as was the standard of meals (and the quantity!). We could not believe (and certainly had not expected) to eat and drink so well. We felt the staff at all the camps were attentive to the highest degree - the surprise sun downer on our second night at Nsolo when the camp host and her staff set up an impromptu bar in the middle of nowhere and served fresh popcorn was amazing - as was the dinner that night when the whole dining area was moved to the dry riverbed and we ate by candlelight and with our bare feet in soft, cool sand - that is a memory which we will hold forever. There is little we can say to do justice to the experience of being guided by Sam - his knowledge of the bush was outstanding (as was his knowledge of the English premier league which prompted many discussions around the campfire!... Brilliant, trip of a lifetime. Thanks and well done to everyone involved.
We have been on several African holidays - this was the best yet and we couldnt recommend it too highly. The wildlife was spectacular. Then two guides were knowledgeable and lovely people. The food was locally grown and abundant in choice. (As vegetarians we usually learn to live with rice or potatoes alone). The reception at the camp was so friendly...nothing was too much trouble...so thank you very much - we even saw birds and mammals (including three rare Wild Dogs) not on your checklist! Leopards, lions, elephants, hippos - it was just wow! from start to finish!
A good value enjoyable trip. Well done!