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Zambia Is Home Of The Awe-Inspiring Victoria Falls

Overview

A Zambia Safari will offer you Africa’s wildest and most beautiful national parks: the game-rich South Luangwa, the serene Lower Zambezi with its riverside lodges, and the vast floodplains of Kafue. And then there is the magnificent Victoria Falls. 

The view and sound of the thundering Zambezi River in full dramatic flow over Victoria Falls will be an unforgettable experience. The Falls’ is a breathtaking sight and an unforgettable experience. Its strength and majesty has grown a thriving adventure and sport industry in the area. You can go jet boarding, bungi jumping or white water rafting. A helicopter ‘flip’ over the Falls is magical and a sundowner cruise on the river is an experience in itself. Travel with us and enjoy the Falls and Land of Elephants!

Random Fact

    • The country’s name Zambia was taken from the name of the Zambezi River.
    • Northern Zambia is brimming with enchanting and beautiful waterfalls.
    • Termite hills in Zambia can often become as big as a small house.

Useful Zambia Safari Information

TIME DIFFERENCE
GMT + 2 hours

CURRENCY
Zambian Kwacha

VISAS
Passports must be valid for 6 months.

Visa Fees for Visitors to Zambia who are eligible to receive their visa on entry U$D 50.00 for single entry/ U$D 80.00 for double entry.
Some visitors need to apply for visas before arrival – please check with your Embassy.

Kaza Univisa – Zimbabwe and Zambia
Guests planning to visit both Zimbabwe and Zambia should apply for a UniVisa (also known as KAZA visa). The visa can be obtained in advance, as well as at ports of entry.
The UniVisa allows 30 days travel within both Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is also valid for day-trips to Botswana. Travellers must remain within Zambia & Zimbabwe for the visa to stay valid. Visiting Botswana as a day-trip will not affect the visa’s validity, provided guests return to Zambia or Zimbabwe the same day.

Internal Flights and Transfers
On fly-in safaris, transfers between the game areas is done on a scheduled basis by Proflight Zambia unless otherwise specified. Proflight uses 12, 18 and 29 seater aircraft for their flights. Transfers between camps in the same game area may be done by light aircraft, but mostly by road/game drive transfer or by boat on a shared seat basis.

Weight & Luggage Restrictions
Luggage allowance on internal flights is restricted to 23 kg per person travelling on Y- class seats. For any other class or charter flight, the luggage allowance is 15kg per person.Only one piece of hand luggage of maximum weight 5kg is allowed per person. Please note that a handbag is considered as a piece of hand luggage.

LANGUAGE
English, Bemba.

Best Time To Go On a Zambia Safari

The rains in Zambia come mostly in December, January, February and March.

By April and May most of the rain has faded away, leaving a landscape that’s still green, but starting to dry out. Night-time temperatures start to drop, especially in higher and more southerly locations.

In June, July and August the nights have become much cooler, but the days are clear and warm. Make sure you bring warm clothes to wrap up as some nights get very cold. Most of Zambia’s small ‘walking bush-camps’ open at the start o f June, when the roads have dried out sufficiently to allow access. This is the start of the ‘peak season’ – with often cloudless days and continually increasing game sightings.

Into September and October the temperatures climb: the lower-lying rift valleys – Lower Zambezi, Mana Pools and Luangwa Valley – can get very hot in October. However, you’ll see some superb game as the animals concentrate around the limited water sources.

November is variable; it can be hot and dry like October, or it can see the season’s first downpours. Often it’s a very interesting month as you can see both patterns on successive days. The rainy season lasts up until the end of March. Each lodge stays open for as long as access is possible, depending on its location in the area.

Low Season : November to end March

Mid Season : April to mid June

High Season : mid June to end October
 

Best time to view Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe:

How To Get The Best Out Of Your Zambia Safari ; Regional Information

Enjoy The World-Renowned Walking Safaris And Game Drives Of The Legendary South Luangwa; Expect Extraordinary Wildlife Viewing And Birding In Kafue National Park; And Go On River Cruises, Canoe Trips And 4X4 Game Drives In The Lower Zambezi.

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa is all about exploring the bush on foot. The famous walking safaris originated here and it is possibly Africa’s finest walking destination.

The concentration of game around the Luangwa River is intense and the pristine wilderness is alive with a wonderful variety of game and birds including the large predators. Explore this magnificent park bordered by striking hills and crossed by dry river beds. Bird watching is superb in the valley and towards the end of the dry season, when the river and lagoons begin to recede, hundreds of water birds can be seen wading through the shallows.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi is the jewel at the heart of a very important conservation area which also includes Mana Pools National Park across the river in Zimbabwe. Enormous herds of elephants are often seen at Lake Kariba’s edge very often up to 100-strong. Buffalo and waterbuck are common and the park also hosts good populations of lions and leopard.

The area contains excellent densities of wildlife, notably elephants, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, hippos and crocodiles. There are also good chances for interaction with wild-dogs.
The Lower Zambezi Park offers a  wide range of safari activities , including vehicle safaris, night safaris, walking safaris, motorboat safaris and canoe safaris.

Kafue National Park

One of the largest parks in Africa, Kafue National Park has abundant birdlife that includes many species that do not occur elsewhere in Southern Africa. The park hosts more than 150 species of mammals recorded, equally diverse with regular sightings of lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and cheetah and good numbers of plains game such as zebra and wildebeest.

Livingstone Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a Natural World Wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage Site .  The earth splits open and swallows one of Africa’s greatest rivers, the mighty Zambezi, creating the largest sheet of falling water on earth.

Above the falls on the upper Zambezi, boats cruise the tranquil water at sunset. Below the falls, the Batoka Gorge’s rocky walls funnel the lower Zambezi into a chain of world-class rapids, perfect for white water rafting.

Victoria Falls also forms a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The falls can be seen from both countries, and for the most part the same activities are offered on both sides, from helicopter scenic flights to village visits and souvenir shopping.

From Zambia, there is the side view of the falls with views into the Batoka Gorge, as well as the possibility of perching yourself at the edge of the falls on the vertigo-inducing Livingstone Island.

From Zimbabwe, you’ll get a full-frontal view of three quarters of the falls’ 1.7km wide curtain of water from viewpoints and footpaths meandering through a rainforest kept hot and humid by the spray of the falls.

Balloon Safari & Champagne Breakfast

View Nature on a whole new scale and experience the world from a brand new perspective. Take a hot air balloon safari and enjoy a breathtaking view of Africa with a Champagne Breakfast on landing.

Zambia sits at the crossroads between East and Southern Africa – if you’re looking for that little bit extra, why not combine your Zambia holiday with a beach break in Zanzibar,  a safari in Tanzania or a trip into the wilds of Botswana?

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