ZAMBIA

Incredible wildlife viewing
Walking safaris and much more

Why Zambia?

The game parks of Zambia, although not as well-known as those of Kenya and Tanzania, are large and well stocked with wildlife of all types. Tourism is of increasing importance with the magnificent Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River marking the border with Zimbabwe.

National parks are rather far apart from each other so choose to spend more time in one area, choose a fly-in safari or be prepared for long travel distances by road.

Formerly Northern Rhodesia, Zambia is made up of a highland plateau (approximately 1000 metres above sea level) which rises toward the east and which – in the north, along the border of DR Congo- houses enormous reserves of copper, cobalt, coal, zinc and lead, the mining of which is of extreme importance to the economy. 

Best time to travel to Zambia

Zambia’s rainy season runs from November through to mid April with the cooler winter months being drier. Temperatures are hottest in the build up to the rains at the end of October.  

Victoria Falls is generally most spectacular at the end of the rainy season in March when the waters are high. In October, November and December the flow of water on the Zambian side of Vic Falls is light so at this time of year it’s worth taking the trip across to Zimbabwe where the flow of water is much greater.  

Some activities, most notably White Water Rafting, are seasonal based on the levels of the river. During high water, generally 20 Jan through to 10 July rafting takes place from Rapids 10 – 25, however the river can close completely in May and June depending on the level of water. During low water, from July through to Jan, a full day of rafting can done from Rapid 1 through to 25. 

Best time to travel

June till October is the dry season and therefore best safari months. 

Rainy season

December till March is the rainy season and most lodges within the parks will be closed. The Green Season will start from January until April.

National parks & highlights

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Zambia is excellent for wildlife photography. No crowds and stunning scenery.

Why travel with African Travels to Zambia?

  • Financial protection

  • We are from the area

  • Office in Europe and Africa

  • Locally involved

  • Unique tailor made itineraries

  • We have lived what we sell

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WHERE DO YOU STAY?

African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience.

From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!

  • All accommodations are carefully selected by us
  • Value for money
  • Local community support
  • The location compliments the African experience

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    Susan G.
    Private safari
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    Maarten V.
    Small Group Safari
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    Annemieke van E.
    Self drive
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    Julia W.
    Self drive Botswana
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    Heleen
    Tailor made South Africa
  • Excellent Service, Great Tour and always available! I strongly recommend this agency for your SA trip!

    Michael
    South Africa

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