• Walking safari, Zambia

Zambia Safari

Often referred to as one of Africa’s best kept secrets, landlocked Zambia is set atop a high plateau in Central Africa and is geographically defined by its great rivers and basins, of which the most famous is its namesake, the Zambezi. Despite being most widely known for the smoking and staggeringly beautiful Victoria Falls, there is an incredible range of topography and habitats throughout the entire country, and along with a tropical climate, this makes it the ideal safari holiday destination for the discerning enthusiast looking for a uniquely African safari experience.

Zambia gives you the chance to understand how the plains and landscapes work, with walking safaris taking you close to the action.

Zambia safari; wildlife migration

Zambia Safari Highlights

  • Get off the Beaten Track: Enjoy a walking safari in South Luangwa National Park and discover Africa from the dust upwards... 
  • Boating Cruises and Fishing: Always spectacular on the Lower Zambezi at sunset, or even in the company of hippos!
  • Distance Yourself from Modern Life: Take some time out to relax and absorb your incredible surroundings in the South Luangwa Valley. 
  • Zambia Migrations: Visit Liuwa Plains National Park, one of Africa’s most pristine parks where thousands of wildebeest migrate from the northwest to the south each year. 
  • Kasanka Bat Safari: Millions of straw-coloured fruit bats come to Kasanka to feast on the fruiting trees, starts at the end of October. 
  • Relax and Unwind: Take some time out at one of the wonderful lodges on the Zambezi just upstream from Victoria Falls. 
Walking safari, Zambia

Why we like Zambia

A beautiful country with astounding wildlife and vistas that is often overlooked when organising an African safari. Zambia is one of our favourites and rather an unsung hero!

  • Get close to the action: A walking safari means you can get up close with the bush and gain a real understanding of the land and how it works - it’s not just about the big animals.
  • Stunning wildlife: The wildlife here is amazing, varying from elephants, hippos and crocodiles, to lion, cheetah, and wild dogs.
  • Sense of Adventure: Aside from the wildlife, Victoria Falls is a hub for adrenaline action and a must-see during your time in Zambia!

Zambia Wildlife Highlights

  • Elephants
  • Big Cats
  • Wild Dogs
  • Bats
Elephant aerial, Zambia

Home of the walking safari

Tracking through the bush with an armed guide, who will track wildlife by some of the most unusual yet successful means, you will learn about the smaller things that you would otherwise miss in a vehicle, though it is not unknown to come across the large predators too! Night drives here can also be exhilarating and perfect for spotting some predatory action in the African bush. In the Lower Zambezi National Park, there is the added attraction of canoe safaris along the picturesque Zambezi river, ideal for an atmospheric sundowner, dodging hippos frolicking in the depths whilst elephants drink from the banks.

Zambia is home of the walking safari, getting away from the vehicle noise, and having the ability to smell, feel and hear the bush is a special experience that is not to be missed here.

Cape buffalo, Zambia

Welcome to the land of the variety

 The South Luangwa Valley is one of the finest areas in the continent for wildlife including the notorious big cats and famous ‘Big Five’, and covers 9,000 square kilometres consisting of riverine and mopane woodland dotted with ebony groves, water meadows and the vast Luangwa River carving its way through the parkland. Known to locals as ‘mosi-oa-tunya’ or ‘the smoke that thunders’, Victoria Falls are likely to feature on a Zambia holiday for their sheer might and visual impact, as well as activities such as canoeing, swimming or rafting.

 Zambia is possibly one of the most welcoming countries in Africa; wherever you go people introduce themselves out of curiosity and it leaves the traveller feeling a sense of belonging. Easy to travel around with a combination of air and road transfers, Zambia is home to some of the most accessible wildlife in Africa and is renowned for its high quality of game-watching guides, which include the legendary Robin Pope and late Norman Carr. Having developed gradually as a safari destination and learnt from the experiences of its neighbouring countries, the result is a comfortable, sustainable and memorable destination for people of all ages.

The landscape in Zambia, spread over 19 national parks, offers huge variety and scope for exploration, from wild and raging rivers to luscious forests, expansive wilderness plains to verdant wetlands.

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Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

Tree climbing lion, Zambia

Your Next Steps

Talk to one of our specialists for further details on travelling to Zambia.