If you like the idea of a rugged, back-to-basics safari, exploring pristine bush on foot, watching lions stalk their prey or marvelling at hippos honking and wallowing in a broad, brown river, then Zambia will fit the bill. Some of the finest guides in the business are based here, as skilled at interpreting the intricacies of insect behaviour as at tracking down big game. It also has magnificent national parks: Kafue and South Luangwa are among the best places to see leopards in Africa, and Lower Zambezi is superb for elephants, hippos and wild dogs. Most remarkable of all, there will be times when you’ll be the only tourist for miles. . .

(continued on p. 392)

Links we like

South Luangwa Conservation Society Wildlife news and links to the region’s many excellent camps and safari companies.

Travel Zambia Online version of an occasional magazine, published in the UK.

Zambian Ornithological Society Activities, events and ticklists for keen birders.

Zambia Tourist Board Official visitor info presented in excellent detail.

This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg


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