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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
  • Special Shoebill, Fruit Bat & Christmas tours
  • 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!


Zul was absolutely brilliant - knowledge of wildlife and ability to 'spot' were excellent; his social skills kept everyone included; his care of everyone and of detail made all the difference. The drivers were also excellent.

Vale of Glamorgan
Zambia's South Luangwa NP

This was an excellent trip in which I saw and learnt a great deal. Our guide, Martin, went out of his way to find as much for us to see as was possible, including excellent tea and sundown stops on each safari. His knowledge was inspiring and use of the English language exceptional. At this time of year the mammals are more difficult to find as the park is lush, but this didn't prevent us from seeing almost everything. In fact it was good to see the mammals/birds looking so well with plenty of food and water available. The accommodation was also excellent with good facilities, which we didn't have time to put to good use. The food was of a high standard and plentiful and the staff couldn't do enough for us throughout our stay. I would highly recommend this holiday and hope to travel with Naturetrek in the future.
Kafunta is in a really beautiful location and it was lovely to be able to watch the animals and birds from the lodges, terraces and the hide. The richness and diversity of wildlife far exceeded my expectations - it must be the best place in Africa for viewing leopards - and I was amazed that the animals were so relaxed, unafraid and they provided endless photo opportunities. The vehicles were comfortable and very well designed to maximise viewing for everyone on board. The staff were wonderful - friendly, obviously well trained and clearly enjoying their work. The food and general comfort were excellent.