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Zambia is well known for excellent guiding and top-class walking safaris.

...while some bushcamps in the South Luangwa exclusively offer walking safaris.

There's always plenty of time in between activities to relax with a drink...

...and watch the local wildlife!

From the smaller animals... the biggest - there's a huge amount of game to be viewed in the different parks. can find more luxurious lodges here as well...

...and every camp goes the extra mile to provide special touches to your safari.


Zambia: reviews from our travellers

Click below for unedited camp-by-camp reports written by our travellers who were most recently on safari in Zambia:

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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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Ms G

"Zambia during Covid-19"

I visited Zambia between 16 Oct 2020 and 27 Oct 2020
"I travel to Africa a few times a year.

I waited all summer for this pandemic to abate. It was just not happening! One day, feeling a mixture of bravery and self pity, I called Claire. "I know this is short notice, but I need to get to Africa". We looked at a few options and came up with a modest, do-able itinerary. I booked the flights, got a Covid-test and was on my way.

I travelled 24 hours to get to Zambia and more than 34 hours to get home. Overall, I had a great trip. I couldn't have felt safer and more welcome. Few tourists, lots of game, friendly and accommodating hosts.

I would do it again in a heartbeat, and probably will!" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
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Mrs M & Mr D

"Zambia during Covid 19 times"

I visited Zambia between 25 Sep 2020 and 10 Oct 2020
"We are extremely pleased to confirm that travelling under COVID is not only possible, but in fact 200% worth-while with Expert Africa one's side ! Travelling during Covid might require a bit flexibility, but it definitely pays-off in many ways:
- Supporting conservation, lodges & locals
- Experiencing parks/camps in a very exclusive & distinguished manner
- Being pampered & appreciated
- Getting a bit of distance from the news at home

We also like to emphasize that all camps did make a tremendous effort to make our stay as convenient and as safe as possible. This included wearing face masks, using sanitizers, respecting social distancing, 24h room vacancy prior to new guests arriving, 10 day staff quarantine prior service. So all together not any different of what you would expect at home in order to feel safe !." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zambia safari
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Mr & Mrs R

"RPS south luangwa "

I visited Zambia between 11 Mar 2020 and 23 Mar 2020
"Overall it was jolly good.

We would not, however, choose to go with RPS again. The cars and boats were on their last legs. The outboard needed both fuel and oil refills to get up and down the river. Nkwali needs a thorough clean. Braston was excellent but Daudi was a very average guide. The overall standard was not up to Bushcamps in our view.

The service from Expert Africa was exemplary, especially the enormously helpful and professional way in which Claire Scott rearranged the home flights at a time of massive global uncertainty and pressure.

We were slightly apprehensive about going in the emerald season but it was fabulous. You see Africa in a totally different light" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zambia safari
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Mr & Mrs L

"Zambia 2020"

I visited Zambia between 8 Mar 2020 and 20 Mar 2020
"As mentioned, corona played in and we could not get the Malawi extension as planned - of course a disappointment.
The change of flights was costly and NO refund for not used flights were very disappointing.
The fact that things may change should be factored in when making bookings (Expert Africa feedback)

In total 11 night in South Luangwa is a few nights too many.
Game and bird viewing was better than expected - green season is nice, not to be underestimated.

Tour Africa support in Lusaka was excellent - especially upon our return to Lusaka airport." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
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"Memorable family holiday in Zambia"

I visited Zambia between 27 Dec 2019 and 5 Jan 2020
"See my comments relating to the Luangwa Safari House page.

A wonderful family holiday, which my dad and elder brother have given extensive feedback on.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

My overall impression of how things were run was extremely high, however. All the logistics went without a hitch, and every single staff member we met - those who met us and helped us with the baggage at the airport, drivers, camp staff, guides, and anyone else I've missed - were extremely efficient and friendly. They contributed massively to my being left with a hugely positive impression of Zambia on my first ever visit to the country ." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
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Mrs M

"My Nov 2019 trip"

I visited Zambia between 17 Nov 2019 and 29 Dec 2019

It was a shame that the outward journey was complicated by the failure of the Emirates flight on which I'd been re-booked to take off on the evening of Nov 17th, which meant missed connections and a night in Lusaka and missing two nights in the park. But thanks to Amanda for managing the changes and keeping me informed, and for looking into the possibility of changing my final flight home." Read full review: 42 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zambia safari
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"My Nov 2019 trip"

I visited Zambia between 14 Nov 2019 and 25 Nov 2019
"Very well organised and enjoyable trip.
Game was slightly thin at both Musukese because of rains and Liuwa because lack of rain but every effort was made to find what there was with some great sightings.
It was an adventurous out of the ordinary experience." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
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The C Family

"My Oct 2019 trip"

I visited Zambia between 26 Oct 2019 and 3 Nov 2019
"This was our third trip to Africa with Expert Africa and we would highly recommend them and would not use anyone else if we were returning. Megan and also Sabrina in the Botswana office went well beyond the call of duty at 6.00am on Sunday when we got stuck in Nairobi with a flight delay (on a flight organised by ourselves). Thanks to both of you.
We had seen the more northern areas of the South Luangwa Park previously and enjoyed seeing the more southern part." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
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"Kafue, end to end"

I visited Zambia between 8 Oct 2019 and 20 Oct 2019
"I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Everyday that I spend in the bush is a wonder and I loved every moment that I was in Kafue. I would not hesitate to recommend my trip: starting in Livingstone and finishing in Lusaka, or vice versa and travelling the length of the park. I would have liked to have stayed longer at each property, but that would have been greedy.

All four lodges offered something very special and I believe that Nanzhila Plains was equal to the other properties that I stayed at. I believe that it would be a worthwhile addition to your portfolio and especially if anyone wants to experience the full extent of the park.

Kafue did not disappoint, it is a true wilderness with an incredible variety of species that is so far removed from some of the artificial game parks. Every sighting is very special as the experience of being there.

I did suffer from Tsetse fly bites, more so in Ntemwa Busanga Camp and KaingU Lodge, but nothing disrupted my enjoyment.

To conclude my trip exceeded my expectation, I loved every moment, from the tours I arranged myself in Johannesburg to the exceptional arrangements that yo made for me. Thank you.

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Please keep doing what you are doing. I will recommend you to anyone who will listen and I can not wait to travel with you again." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
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