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Best time to visit Zambia

The best time to travel to Zambia really depends on its two most popular activities: walking safaris with superb game-viewing, and heading to Victoria Falls, whether that is to watch the world’s largest waterfall in full flood or to take part in adventures such as white-water rafting. As an overview, avoid traveling between December and April, when it’s the hot, rainy season, as many lodges and roads are closed. Shoulder season offers great rates and availability, but you might have to sacrifice on the quality of game-viewing as the bush can still be thick. Go in peak season, and you’ll be in the thick of the action for walking safaris, big game, and impressive highlights, but remember that this all comes at a higher price. For a full month-by-month guide, take a look below:

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Top Zambia national parks to explore on your safari

Famous for its exceptionally high standards of guiding and simple yet very high-quality camps, Zambia offers great-value safari vacations that are off the mainstream circuit. The safari parks are thrillingly remote, with intense concentrations of game:

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Luxury Zambia safari lodges and camps

Our portfolio includes some of the best safari camps in Zambia, ranging from classic, luxury, and good value for you to explore.


Top Zambia trips

All of our vacations to Zambia are bespoke, designed entirely to suit your needs and budgets. The sample trips below are intended to give you inspiration with regard to what is possible for your safari vacation.

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