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botswana Zambia the elephant lovers heaven. Large herds congregate on the riverbanks and cool off with mud baths.
south_africa_holidayFor those that love to get close to nature and walk through the bush Zambia is the perfect safari destination.
south_africa_holidayA male lion with cubs in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.
south_africa_holidayGame viewing by canoe on the Zambezi river.

For a remote and traditional safari, Zambia offers a very personal African experience...

Safaris Holidays in Zambia

A Safari in Zambia offers you a very traditional and secluded African safari. With remote safari camps in far flung corners of pristine parks, the planet’s biggest waterfall; Victoria Falls, the slow moving Zambezi River, the South and North Luangwa national parks and the more isolated Kafue with its stunning rivers, and unusual hot springs and wetlands, Zambia offers an incredible diversity of locations from which to choose for your safari.

In addition to the diverse habitats there are of course thriving numbers of big game and a wide variety and large number of birds which are sure to please any bird spotter. Zambia as a safari location has always been the traditional home of the walking safari. Perhaps the ultimate way to get close to nature in Africa is to step out on foot through the Zambian bush with a professional guide. The large game in Zambia is clearly more exhilarating when stumbled upon on foot. Imagine walking towards some bushes only to have a baby elephant emerge with its mother not far behind it. Or perhaps spotting a young male lion on the horizon and watching it pad into the distance this is truly a life defining moment. On their territory your senses become more succinct and the memory of the experience will be with you forever. After coming across a family herd of elephant on foot, game-viewing from a vehicle may never give quite the same thrill.

In Zambia not only can you expect to see the big five but also wild dog, spotted hyena, giraffe and zebra as well as blankets of coloured birds that swoop high above the trees and along the river banks. Zambia’s night drives search out leopard and nocturnal animals with a spotlight which your tracker gently waves through the bush careful not to catch an animal’s eyes for more than a second as the dazzle could make the animal vulnerable. Bushbabies leap from tree to tree and honeybadgers and porcupines can be seen foraging in the undergrowth.

Zambia is home to the largest elephant in Africa and the amazingly vibrant red carmine beeeaters that flit along the river banks backwards and forwards to their colonies built deep in the river banks. Zambia also is home to plentiful numbers of big cats, many species of antelope, giraffe, and large pods of hippo which wallow in the rivers and of course crocodiles that rest on the banks of the rivers with one eye slightly open.

Clearly a safari in Zambia is for the adventurous. Zambia has both camps and lodges to choose from exclusive, rustic or luxury depending on your preference. At all of the lodges and camps chosen by Opulent Africa there is exceptional expert guiding, friendly hosting and numerous safari activities such as traditional game drives, boat trips and canoeing along the river, walking safaris and tiger fishing. A safari in Zambia really is something special, an experience that you will treasure for a life time.

Zambia’s three distinctive seasons are characteristically the reverse which we experience in the Northern Hemisphere. Cooler and usually dry during the months of May through to August Zambia’s heat then begins to build from September to November occasionally hitting more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit just before the rains break which then cool the country slightly from December to April. Due to this intense rainy season some of the parks roads in Zambia are rendered impassable and hence camps are unreachable or even need yearly rebuilding.

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