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Northern Zambia
Northern Zambia
Northern Zambia
Northern Zambia
Northern Zambia

It's extremely remote, but worth the trip ...

Bangweulu Wetlands' elusive shoebill

Mutinondo Wilderness, a hikers paradise

Kasanka's spectacular fruit bat migration

The Luwombwa river floods it's banks

Northern Zambia

Reviews of safaris to Northern Zambia

38 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Northern Zambia.

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N & J Lancs

"Zambia - Luangwa's, Shoebill and Lower Zam"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 17 Jun 2022 and 30 Jun 2022
"Our thanks to Lucy for putting together an amazing trip." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
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Ms H.
The Netherlands

"My Africa 2022 trip"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 10 Jun 2022 and 22 Jun 2022
"We loved every minute of our trip.

It was very well planned, lots of different activities and sceneries. All the transfers went smoothly.

All in all a truly wonderful holiday! We will always remember these special 2 weeks!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No. It was just great!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
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Mrs M & Mr D

"Zambia May 2022 trip"

I visited Zambia between 19 May 2022 and 4 Jun 2022
"This trip was amazing !

The whole itinerary was tailor made to our needs and interests. It really couldn't have been any better.

Thanks a lot Lucy :)" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 13 on a Zambia safari
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Ms B and Mr C

"Zambia June 2021"

I visited Zambia between 4 Jun 2021 and 24 Jun 2021
"More than 2 years ago someone in an African lodge recommended that we use a woman named Maruska from Expert Africa to help plan our first trip to Zambia. 2020 turned into 2021 and the changes and details which made this trip happen could not have been handled better. Patience and with professionalism and humour, Maruska pursued option after option to make this safari happen. We are so grateful.

And it was worth all the planning. Zambia was wonderful. The birds, the trees, the leopards, the huge number of hippo and crocodiles, the lodges, the people, the food! The Shoebills!! We have been on multiple safaris so the special Zebras, Wildebeest and Giraffe species were fascinating to us. Being almost the only guests in the lodges and parks was priceless. We enjoyed it so much we did not want to leave.

Oh, that is right, we almost did not get to leave. When Emirates suddenly cancelled our return flight from Lusaka in the middle of our trip that is when Expert Africa shone even brighter. Their great relationship with the lodge operators became apparent and with everyone's combined support we figured out an alternative routing, and testing, etc. and we made it home to Montana.

It was such a rewarding experience traveling in these challenging times and we felt so safe in the lodges that we are already planning another safari with Maruska's help for next month

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: Was not clear of how to fill in the wildlife portion of this feedback. Was it number of elephants or sightings of groups of elephants? There you go, some feedback on the feedback. sign of the times!" Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 16 on a Zambia safari
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Mr J

"Our trip to Zambia."

I visited Zambia between 21 Oct 2020 and 12 Nov 2020
"This was one of the most enjoyable trips to Africa over the last 12 years.

Everything went smoothly from beginning to end in spite of having to re-arrange the itinerary numerous times due to factors out of our control. The fact that we managed to go at all was a miracle.

In fact I told Maruska that her name in English meant miracle worker because that was what she did. Perform a miracle." Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 20 on a Zambia safari
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Mrs F.

"Zambia and Zimbabwe safari"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 7 Jan 2019 and 23 Jan 2019
"I try not to anticipate nor expect too much so I won't be disappointed - this trip far exceeded anything I could have imagined, I enjoyed it all so much and it all ran smoothly except the weather the first day but then I would not have experienced Latitude 15.

Thank you for organising such a wonderful itinerary, Freddie, did a great job." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mr & Mrs L

"Zambia 2017"

I visited Zambia between 5 Sep 2017 and 21 Sep 2017
"It was a great holiday and we have so many good memories.

We are contemplating a return after the rains to see South Luangwa when it is green." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 14 on a Zambia safari
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Mr & Mrs G

"Another great holiday in Zambia"

I visited Zambia between 30 Aug 2017 and 14 Sep 2017
"Once again our trip was well organised and we enjoyed all the places where we stayed. I knew the type of camps we wanted to stay in and the areas we wanted to see and Claire did a very good job in matching these requirements to the appropriate camps. All the transfers and internal flights went smoothly making for a very stress free holiday.

South Luangwa as usual had lots of animals and birds to see and this far into the park there were very few other vehicles around.

It was our first trip to Kafue and I had chosen to go there to try and see more variety of antelope. I was a little disappointed with the game viewing at Musekese - although the camp and the people were great and we loved the river trips - but that is the lucky dip of safaris. There was evidence of lots of animals there we just didn't see them on this trip. Busanga however was better than expected with lots to see although with rather more distance to cover.

The quality of the guides was excellent in all the camps but special mention to Andrew best of them all." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 15 on a Zambia safari
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Mr & Mrs A

"Zambian bush walking at its best"

I visited Zambia between 19 Aug 2017 and 8 Sep 2017
"The trip was all we expected it to be and more. The choice of lodges was excellent and that has to be down to the experience of Expert Africa.
Extending our stay in some of the lodges was the correct decision as it allowed us to relax rather than feel we were always on the move.
We would definitely use ExpertAfrica again if we visited Africa again." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 16 on a Zambia safari
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Family B-D

"Family safari in Zambia"

I visited Zambia between 10 Aug 2016 and 22 Aug 2016
"Our trip consisted of four nights Shiwa Ng'andu, 4 nights Tafika, 1 night Chikoko, 2 nights Livingstone.

The itinerary and choice of locations was great for our family and just what we were looking for - I think the sequencing was perfect.

The only thing I would change in hindsight would be at least one more night at Vic Falls." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zambia safari
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38 reviews of Northern Zambia by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Northern Zambia

Our suggestions for safari camps in Northern Zambia

Shiwa Ng'andu

Shiwa Ng'andu

The Old Manor House at Shiwa Ng’andu is a fascinating cultural and historic stopover, either before, after or during a safari.

98% (26 reviews)
Wasa Lodge

Wasa Lodge

Wasa Lodge offers easy access to Kasanka National Park, best visited in November and December to see the millions of fruit bats that arrive in the area.

89% (11 reviews)
Shoebill Island Camp

Shoebill Island Camp

Shoebill Island Camp stands on the southern edge of the Bangweulu Wetlands. It's a remote spot, and a very simple camp - but if you want to see Shoebills then it is one of the best places in Africa.

91% (9 reviews)
Luwombwa Lodge

Luwombwa Lodge

Luwombwa Lodge in Kasanka National Park, northern Zambia

90% (2 reviews)
Mutinondo Wilderness

Mutinondo Wilderness

Visiting Mutinondo Wilderness near Mpika in northern Zambia - the accommodation, wildlife, birds and animals

100% (2 reviews)
Impandala House

Impandala House

Situated in the grounds of the historic Shiwa Ng'andu manor house, Impandala House works well as a base for families or small groups to explore northern Zambia.

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