Zambia is a cradle of life, complete with enormous waterfalls, lakes and rivers home to different animals. Luxury holidays in Zambia bring you up close and personal to Mother Nature in all her forms, whether you're on a safari, doing a spot of fishing or watching a dusky romantic sunset.
With exotic markets, luxury spas and riverboat cruises, Zambia's charms go beyond expectations. Visit the monumental Victoria Falls waterfall, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Along with the safari, Victoria Falls is the centre of Zambia’s tourism trade. Home to shops selling local art and other traditional souvenirs, you can experience the natural wonder and try a taste of the historic Zambian culture at local stalls too.
South Luangwa National Park is a famous region for a safari. Walking safaris originated here and the area has the highest concentration of hippos and crocodiles. Venture wide grassy plains and pristine woodlands by foot, boat or 4x4. In close range to one another, you can even walk from lodge-to-lodge. Spot over 400 species of birds, lions, leopards, antelopes and other exotic animals in this amazing nature reserve.
Lower Zambezi National Park is a luxury safari destination with stylish lodges in unspoiled terrain. There are plenty of remote camps and the park's Zambezi River is a hotspot for big game. Take a canoe trip along the river and marvel at lions, elephants and buffalo, or enjoy lazy days fishing and sampling Zambian food at sunset. With luxury mobile camping, walking safaris and Victoria Falls, Zambia offers true adventures.
The dry season in Zambia runs from May to October. During these months, you'll find lots of animals gathering at rivers and lakes, making it the perfect time to take a safari holiday. Temperatures are also pleasant and mild, getting hotter in September and October.
December to April brings much needed rain and the Zambian plains grow fertile, thick and vibrant. It is a time of growth for the land and newbirths for the wildlife. From March to May, the Zambian side of Victoria Falls is at its most spectacular.
With a luxury holiday to Zambia, you’ll enjoy gourmet meals, fresh fruits and tender meats. You can dine indoors or keep the excitement going with a meal in the bush and eat under a night sky heavy with stars.
A truly romantic experience. When you get the chance, try local delicacies like chikanda, the Zambian sausage made almost entirely out of orchid tubers. Rich in protein and other essential nutrients, you’ll find edible insects are also a popular snack.
You should carry some identification with you at all times and keep a photocopy of your passport. A tourist visa is required and can be purchased on arrival. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.