Northern Rhodesia, now known as Zambia is a country that has come into its own, since the demise of Zimbabwe as a premier safari destination in the last 10 years. At the heart of its southern region lies Livingstone – technically the Victoria Falls northern river bank. This town plays host to the spectacle of the falls from the side, and yet still allows access to the Zimbabwe side, for a full view via simple border crossing, and a bridge viewpoint.
The lodges and hotels set along the banks of the mighty Zambezi cater for all budget levels, and allow for an action packed 48 hours of activities. Flight of the angels is very popular, a helicopter tour over the falls, as well as numerous sundowner boat cruise options with regular sightings of hippo, fish eagle, elephants and crocodiles, making up for the aquatic side of safari viewing. For the more adventurous, elephant back safaris, white water rafting, bunji jumping, ziplining and guided kayak trails on the river, make for an interesting mix for all types of tourists.
Livingstone tends to be the start or end point of safaris in the Lower Zambezi National Park, home to great herds of elephant and excellent tiger fishing, as well as canoe trails.
Further north you find the capital city of Lusaka, which serves a launch point into the South and North Luangwa National Parks.
The south is well developed around guided walking safaris, and/ or vehicle guided safaris with a distinct appeal to the slightly more active safari goer. Leopard, Lion and huge herds of buffalo make this a very appealing stopover for those who have more time to explore this region beyond the obligatory 48 hours at the Victoria Falls.
Our favourite lodges in Zambia near Victoria Falls include Tongabezi and Sindabezi, as well as the River Club, and the beautiful Sussi and Chuma belonging to Sanctuary group.
Luxury Safari Packages in Zambia
We specialise in building tailor-made luxury safaris that suit every clients individual requirements, however, our expert consultants can help you with inspiration and suggested experiences:
6 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
Northern Botswana and Southern Zambia are 2 amazing regions renowned for their iconic and world famous natural highlights, including The Okavango Delta, one of earths last edens, Chobe National park, home to the most elephants in one national park in Africa, and Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of Southern Africa.
9 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
Visit “the smoke that thunders”, better known as The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and enjoy some fantastic Safari experiences at top, world class Luxury hotels and Lodge part of the Belmond Safari group Lodges. Luxury is Key! Victoria Falls and Botswana.
Exclusive, Family, Honeymoon
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana
14 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
Enjoy ultimate luxury, while visiting some of the most beautiful areas in Southern Africa, Cape Town, Botswana & Zimbabwe! Luxury starts, from the very moment you arrive at Cape Town International Airport.
Family, Exclusive, Beach & Bush
South Africa & Zimbabwe
9 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
This 5 Star trip takes in 3 magnificent highlights in Southern Africa using small boutique style hotels and lodges with a reputation for personalized service and empathy towards your Kosher needs. As a bonus, we visit the majestic Blyde River Canyon.