Accommodation ranges from fly-camps with a private safari guide, to a variety of tented camps in between, to thoroughly indulgent and luxury safari lodges and private villas. Zambia also has some of most knowledgeable guides! There are so many beautiful regions – but for those seeking something a little different, a pristine, primeval Africa, then the Liuwa plains must top our list!
No tourists, wonderful wildlife including birds and with the most gorgeous wild flowers that cover the vast, open grasslands. The landscape is completely flat and the skies vast – here you really are in the middle of wild, remote, and isolated territory. This follows north to Luangwa, known for its concentration of wildlife and again, have the luxury of the area to oneself!
The Busanga Plains are also so special, known more as a mini Serengeti with its large herds of wildebeest and zebra and fantastic birdlife! The Luangwa Valley is at its most dramatic in the Emerald Season, when the Luangwa River flows over into brimming lagoons. Boating into these lagoons, flooded ebony groves and flowing channels gives one a view of the Valley that is normally inaccessible during this season.
This is our favourite time for visiting the south Luangwa – the flowers are in bloom, the animals are calving and again, few tourists, although many first-time safari-goers would probably want to visit this region in the dry season from June through October.
Another area is the Bangweulu wetlands, just north of Kasanka – one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife secrets with over 100,000 black lechwe and the world’s most visible shoebill storks. Kasanka is famed for having over 400 bird species, as well as rare species of antelope.
Livingstone and the upper Zambezi and lower Zambezi are simply gorgeous spots in which to spend time, whether game-viewing or simply relaxing, or trying a spot of fishing and canoeing! This country is equally good for families and couples alike, and we have some super family safari holidays which include visiting villages and learning how to drum the African way!