A remote wilderness full of an astonishing array of wildlife, experience big game in some of the least visited parks in Africa. With unspoilt, wide-open spaces, dramatic wildlife and scenery, great valleys and untouched lands. Safaris here are a highlight, and a walking safari a popular adventure. Listen to the sound of elephants calling out to their young or watch for a leopard lazing in a tree. Perhaps cheetah, giraffe or zebras are more to your liking. You’ll find it all here.
A must-do is to combine your safari with time at one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Let us show you the untouched wilderness and wildlife that is Zambia.
Great waterfalls and rivers – The powerful Victoria Falls, known as the ‘smoke that thunders’, is one of the most visited sites in Africa. More than just a waterfall, you can swim in the Devil’s Pool looking over the top of the falls, dine on a delicious 3 course meal or even a high tea on a private island in the middle of the Zambezi or hear the thunder of the water from your boat with a rainbow in the distance and an unforgettable sun setting in front of you.
An intimate, untouched feel – Feeling far removed from everyday life, you will have picturesque and diverse landscapes, the chance to explore in isolation with very few other vehicles in sight and only the sounds of nature surrounding you.
Luxury lodges at their best – In Zambia, your lodge is just as important as your daily activities. A place to wind down each evening after an eventful and exciting day. Think sumptuous lodges and remote tented camps, dining under the stars and serviced by fantastic staff with attention to detail and impeccable service. Relax at your plunge pool with vistas across the Zambezi River or stay at a luxury camp in this remote wilderness. You may even wish to ‘sleep out’ under the stars, or simply sit by the campfire sharing stories of the adventures you had that day.
Where to Go?
Victoria Falls – One of the most spectacular natural wonders and the largest curtain of water in the world, the falls pour in to the Zambezi Gorge and river at an average of 300,000 gallons of water every second. Vantage points include the Knife-Edge Bridge and the Boiling Pot.
Lower Zambezi – A wild and remote location and still relatively underdeveloped, maintaining its wild appeal. Known for its rugged escarpment to the north, the river itself, and its numerous islands, lagoons and floodplains which attract most of the wildlife. Although the diversity of game is not as wide as some other parks, the Lower Zambezi is known for its up-close and personal wildlife encounters.
South Luangwa National Park – Home to the walking safari, South Luangwa is set in a broad valley, bordered by the Rift Escarpment and centered on the Luangwa River. The park is considered the finest wildlife destination in Zambia, with some of the highest wildlife concentrations in all of Africa.
When to Go?
Weather in Zambia can vary through the months. Our travel designers love to share their recommendations on the best time to travel, based on your safari itinerary.
Victoria Falls: June – September is the best time to visit.
Wildlife: July – October is the dry season and when wildlife is at its most active, congregating around waterholes and rivers. December – March is the rainy season when dirt roads can become impassable and some camps close down (other than some of the areas within the South Luangwa region with sandy soil & all-weather roads).
At Rothschild Safaris, we believe that the design of your trip is very important. We put great time and care in to the order and logistics of your you travel. A typical transit day on safari might include a game drive in the morning followed by a mid-morning shared scenic charter flight, arriving at your next camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. We are prepared with expert advice and first-hand experience on the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between locations, so that you have minimum stress and maximum time on the ground.