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Safari in Zambia

With its vast wilderness and unspoiled landscapes, Zambia offers an unparalleled safari experience for those seeking adventure and tranquillity. Zambia is Africa's hidden gem, waiting to be explored.

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Discover The Charms of Zambia: Your Safari Awaits.

Home to some of the largest national parks in Africa, Zambia is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. From the thundering splendour of Victoria Falls to the pristine wilderness of its national parks, Zambia promises unforgettable encounters with nature.

While Victoria Falls steals the spotlight, Zambia's lesser-known parks offer unique opportunities for private safaris away from the crowds. With fewer visitors than its neighbouring countries, Zambia allows for intimate wildlife encounters and unobstructed views of its natural wonders.

Experience the raw beauty of Zambia on a private safari meticulously tailored to your preferences. Whether you're seeking close encounters with the Big Five or mesmerising sunsets over the Zambezi River, Zambia has something for every adventurer. Head out on an adventure and uncover the secrets of Zambia's untamed wilderness, knowing that every aspect of your adventure is designed with your interests in mind.

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Zambia Safari is Your Gateway to African Wilderness

Exploring the wonders of Zambia becomes easy with a range of must-have experiences that promise adventure, discovery, romance, and culture. Take the majestic Victoria Falls, where you can witness the beauty of one of the world's largest waterfalls via helicopter ride. The many famous and thrilling safaris in renowned national parks like South Luangwa, Kafue, and Lower Zambezi encounter iconic wildlife such as elephants and lions. Cruise along the Zambezi River for scenic views and wildlife sightings, or connect with Zambia's rich cultural heritage by visiting local villages. Don't miss the opportunity to go on walking safaris, birdwatches, and hot air balloon adventures, offering unique perspectives of the diverse landscape. With so much to explore, Zambia is a true paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

When Is the Best Time to Go on Safari In Zambia?

With the allure of Zambia's private safaris, where adventure meets luxury amidst the untamed wilderness, timing is key. Kusini Safaris tailor unforgettable experiences for you, so you don’t miss out on the top experiences, like walking safaris packed with wildlife and the majestic Victoria Falls, a spectacle to behold in all its glory, as well as all the spectacular national parks. See the country authentically via a unique privately guided safari, where no pre-packaged vacation can compare. Our tip would be to avoid the hot, rainy season from December to April, when lodges may close, opting for shoulder seasons with moderate rates instead. For peak experiences in game-viewing and thrilling adventures, venture during peak season, engaging in the heart of Zambia's natural wonders, albeit at a premium.

Peak Season

(July to October)

  • Undoubtedly the best time to visit Zambia, due to the near-perfect weather and conditions for visiting Victoria Falls, where water levels are low enough for tourists to access Livingstone Island and Devils Pool during August.
  • Game viewing in the South Luangwa National Park is optimal during July for walking safaris and exceptionally good for spotting big cats and carmine bee-eaters around the riverbanks.
  • October is Zambia’s hottest month of the year, making it the perfect opportunity for white water rafting on the Zambian river while walking safaris become restricted due to the stifling temperatures and humidity.
  • For photography safaris, the season presents perfect conditions for capturing landscapes and wildlife. 

Dry Season

(April to June)

  • April is best described as the shoulder season, as the mixed weather and thick vegetation can often make spotting wildlife difficult; however, herbivores amidst the luscious landscapes make for phenomenal photography opportunities.
  • May is a great time to go on a quiet safari in Zambia. Mosquito numbers are declining, and most lodges and camps are open, available, and fairly priced.
  • June is an excellent time to visit Victoria Falls, as water levels are medium to low. It’s also the beginning of walking safaris when wildlife becomes easier to spot as the bush dries. 

Wet Season

(December to March)

  • As the rainy season commences, the bush and greenery flourish in December. Many migratory birds may be seen, and temperatures remain high, making it a great month for birdwatching.
  • January sees hot and heavy downpours of rain, and due to the gloriously thick vegetation, spotting animals in the wilderness is harder. However, with hardly any travellers, the opportunity for an intimate safari presents with lower rates.
  • Towards the end of the rainy season, landscapes are abundantly dense, and Victoria Falls is in full flow, leading to flooded roads. March is an exceptionally good month for birdwatching, and it's calving season for many animals, so there are plenty of newborns to see.

Where To Stay on Safari in Zambia: Remote, Authentic Beauty

Experience the allure of remote and authentically beautiful accommodations while on safari in Zambia. Kusini Safaris can arrange bespoke accommodation options for you, with access to some of the most luxurious lodges and camps, offering a unique opportunity to experience the raw splendour of nature. From rustic lodges perched on the edge of riverbanks, to being nestled beneath the shade of the towering fig trees, each stay promises an unforgettable getaway. Whether you're gazing at the star-studded skies from your private deck or listening to the symphony of wildlife under the African moon, your safari accommodation in Zambia ensures an unparalleled connection with the wild.

Experience the Famed Canoeing Area at Chula Island Camp

Situated on picturesque Chula Island, this tented camp seamlessly blends luxury with the authentic ambience of a seasonal bush camp. Offering unparalleled comfort, each of the five guest tents can host up to 10 guests and is strategically positioned to maximise views of the Zambezi River.

Prepare to Witness the Majesty of Roaming Wildlife at Wilderness Busanaga Bush Camp 

Nestled on an ash tree island, Wilderness Busanga Bush Camp embodies enchantment, remoteness, and intimacy, providing a sanctuary amidst one of Earth's wildest and most unspoiled regions. As Zambia's oldest protected area, Kafue National Park sprawls over 2.25 million hectares, showcasing nature's grandeur. Guests can explore 600 square kilometres of seasonally inundated grassy floodplains on exhilarating game drives or tranquil boat rides, plunging into the park's unparalleled beauty.

Retreat in Blended African Fusion Style with Modern Luxury at Tongabezi Lodge

Sindabezi Island awaits those seeking a secluded retreat. This idyllic sanctuary offers a perfect blend of tranquillity and romance along the white sands of Zambezi's tranquil shores. Accessed by a brief boat journey from the main jetty, it promises an escape from the ordinary. Meanwhile, thrill-seekers can sail away on exhilarating boat trips to Livingstone Island, where they can observe the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Amidst the thundering waters and misty atmosphere, guests can experience nature's remarkable spectacle's sheer power and splendour.


Wilderness Busanga Bush Camp

Nestled beneath the shade of towering fig trees, Busanga Bush Camp exudes enchantment, making it perfect for intimate gatherings or bespoke safari experiences.

Wilderness Shumba

Immersed in the warmth of Zambian hospitality, the central hub of Wilderness Shumba beckons with its inviting ambience

Chula Island Camp

Founded in 2019, Chula Island Camp is located on Katengahumba Island, separated from the mainland by the famed canoeing area, the ‘Discovery’ channel.

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Discover the Magnificence of Nature through Zambia's Diverse Safari Adventures

Experience the beauties of Zambia's wildlife through unique experiences like walking safaris and peaceful boat cruises when you go on a privately guided safari with Kusini Safaris. With the help of experts who can share the mysteries of Africa's many ecosystems and species, explore the Lower Zambezi National Park on foot. Reconnect with nature in its simplest form as you stroll through the park, taking in the sights of larger animals like rhinos from a safe distance, spotting birds in the trees, and marvelling at the flora. Later, set sail on a tranquil boat ride along the Zambezi River, surrounded by lush riverine flora and amazing wildlife. Every second spent on the water presents a different spectacle to witness, from grunting hippos to the imposing fish eagle. Take amazing pictures of the herds of elephants as they make their way along the riverbank, or photograph buffalo engaging with plains wildlife. Raise a glass as the day ends and celebrate another exciting African day.

What Animals will you see on safari in Zambia?

Zambia is a landlocked country with untamed landscapes and rich biodiversity. It is home to the Big Five, sprawling across Luangwa Valley to the spectacular Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River. It is a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts Zambia is a leader in the conservation of wildlife on the continent, with more than a dozen National Parks and other wildlife conservation efforts. This is one of the best places to go on a safari if you want to see Africa's famous animals in their native environments. Zambia's wilderness teems with life, from the majestic African elephants and the regal lions to the endangered white rhinos and the graceful giraffes. Encounter the mighty hippos lazing in riverbanks, stealthy leopards prowling through the bush, and herds of zebras grazing on the savannah. Each safari in Zambia promises unforgettable moments of connection with the raw beauty of the African wilderness and its remarkable inhabitants.

Exhilarating Adventure in Zambia: Experiences Beyond Wildlife

Zambia offers a diverse range of experiences beyond its renowned wildlife. With Kusini Safaris, you can experience the lunar rainbow at Victoria Falls, a unique natural phenomenon. This exceptional sight is in the company of an expert guide who can help explain the unusual sighting and plan when it is possible to witness it. Thrill-seekers can bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge or take on white-water rafting on the Zambezi River. Scenic helicopter flights provide a breathtaking aerial view of the landscape, including the falls. The Livingstone Island Tour offers an up-close view of Victoria Falls, allowing visitors to witness its majesty from a unique perspective. Each activity offers a distinct way to experience Zambia's stunning natural beauty and adrenaline-pumping adventures.


Who is a Safari in Zambia for?

Kusini Safaris highlights Zambia as an ideal destination for those seeking an adventurous safari, emphasising its suitability for solo travellers, couples, families, groups, and honeymooners with customisable holiday options. The country's remote wilderness offers an intimate setting for couples and a unique, wild romance for honeymooners, possibly combined with a visit to Victoria Falls for a varied experience. Family holidays are recommended for older children due to the risk of malaria, with options for private safari houses. Groups and solo travellers can enjoy the intimate camps and small safari setups.

A safari in Zambia suits those looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience. The country's untouched landscapes offer a serene backdrop for intimate and small group safaris. At the same time, its unique attractions provide a stunning setting for honeymooners seeking a blend of adventure and romance. Tailor-made itineraries ensure that every trip meets your needs and interests, making Zambia a versatile destination for a wide range of safari-goers.

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