ZAMBIA

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ZAMBIA

Zambia is one of Africa’s best kept secrets offering a raw and authentic safari experience. Aside from the majestic Victoria Falls, fondly referred to as “Smoke that Thunders”, Zambia has an impressive biodiversity of wildlife, coupled with rich and diverse landscapes, vast tracts of pristine wilderness, mountains, wetlands, rift valleys, floodplains and the famous Zambezi River. It’s regarded as one of the most beautiful, friendly and unspoilt countries on the continent, and also boasts some of the best game viewing opportunities in the world. Known as the Adventure Capital of Africa, Zambia offers a range of activities and accommodations to make it a unique destination for families, couples or groups wanting an authentic wildlife experience.   

Map of Zambia in Africa

“It was wildest, untouched Africa, and it was magic.”
- Jane Goodall

What Will the Weather Be?

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

OVERVIEW

Zambia has a sub-tropical climate and two specific seasons, the dry winter months from May to October and the summer rainy season from December to April. 

BEST TIME TO VISIT

May to November is the dry season, so the days are warm, the nights are cool and the wildlife spotting is at its best.

WHEN TO AVOID

November through to May are known for the rains and most lodges are closed over this period. October is the hottest month of the year.

BEST GAME VIEWING

May and June are known as the best months as it’s the most scenic, fantastic for wildlife sightings and you can see Victoria Falls in all her glory!

BEST FOR BIRDING

September is the best month as the birding is fantastic with sightings of eagles and storks preying on fish in the depleted pools.

BEST WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

The migration begins in the Liuwa Plains around mid-November with up to 40,000 blue wildebeest on the move.

BEST FOR VICTORIA FALLS

February to August. March is when it’s at its fullest and by October there’s no water on the Zambian side of the Falls.

Let’s Touch Your Imagination

OUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL IDEAS

Explore our sample itineraries to spark your imagination. Everyone is unique, so use these samples as an inspirational canvas waiting for your personal aspirations to paint it.

Remember, at Mallerby’s, we believe in tailoring each journey to the individual, ensuring your travel experience is as extraordinary as you are. Let these itineraries be a starting point, a palette of possibilities, waiting for the strokes of your own desires. Your journey is not just a trip; it’s a reflection of your dreams. Let’s craft it together.

Where Will You Travel To

REGIONS IN ZAMBIA

zambia Livingstone

Livingstone

The original capital of Zambia, Livingstone is named after the legendary explorer, David Livingstone and shares its border with Zimbabwe, allowing for easy access between the countries. It offers a plethora of activities to suit all travelers from walking and hiking to white water rafting!

zambia Mosi Oa Tunya National Park

Mosi-oa-Tunya

This National Park shares a border with the city of Livingstone and is home to some of the most striking sections of the Victoria Falls, aptly named the legendary “Smoke which Thunders’ and a proclaimed UNESCO Heritage site.  

zambia Kafue

Kafue NP

The 2nd largest National Park in Africa and one of the oldest on the continent, Kafue NP is largely unexplored and teeming with an impressive biodiversity. Expect front row seats to dramatic and thrilling wildlife encounters on game drive and boat safari. Open May to November annually.  

zambia Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi NP

The lower Zambezi NP is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular wilderness areas, where large herds of wildlife roam and gather on the banks of the Lower Zambezi River to drink. Famous for leopard and elephant herds, it’s best explored on foot.  

zambia South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa NP

Known as the Valley of Leopard, South Luangwa NP is best known for its walking safaris – an exceptional immersive experience in one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Expect fantastic predator action on game drive, walking safari and seasonal boating.  

zambia Liuwa Plains

Liuwa Plains

Considered one of Africa’s best kept secrets, this protected area is home to the second largest wildebeest movement on the continent. It has large prides of lion, a flourishing cheetah population and attracts rare and endangered bird species. Open between October and July annually.  

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