Elephant close up in Zambia

Zambia - Best Tours & Trips 2019

Zambia not only shares magnificent Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River with its neighbor, Zimbabwe, but is developing into one of the prime spots in Africa to view wildlife. Several game parks are top class, as are its guides, who are all highly trained -- including leading walking safaris. Best of all, it’s still largely undiscovered.

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Zambia Trip Reviews


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Zambia Tour Reviews - Summary
99% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 174 Great 55 Average 0 Disappointing 1 Terrible 0
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8

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Just Wow! August 2018

5.0

The Zambezi Valley

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Since coming back from this trip, I am finding it extremely difficult to put
into words just how amazing it really was, so writing a review is going to be
even harder. The wildlife is exceptional and not in short supply. The scenery
both in the day and in the night is just phenomenal. And finally the whole
experience is once in a lifetime!
Jumping out of the minibus just hours after we landed, in the pitch black
night, and looking towards the sky to see the brightest sky I have ever
witnessed


CB and Besty were amazing group leaders. We did not have to lift a finger at
all over the 6 days.


I wouldn't worry about taking too many clothes as everyone is in the same
boat (excuse the pun!)
I would take shoes that you don't mind getting reasonably wet or ones which
are easily dried
Buy your alcohol at the store on the way to the first campsite (For a 6pk it
is around 80 Kwacha)


Just go and enjoy it!


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Operator Exodus Travels

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An amazing camping and canoeing trip August 2018

5.0

The Zambezi Valley

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip was a truly wonderful experience, canoeing on the Zambezi and
camping out under the Milky Way on sandy islands in the middle of the river.
We saw very few people and it almost seemed like we had the mighty river to
ourselves - only sharing it with hippos, crocodiles, elephants and birds.
Paddling downstream with the current the route varied between wide stretches
of river and between reed beds on narrower channels, which enabled us to get
close to the wildlife. A great group, great guides and a fantastic trip.
Camping on the islands under the stars surrounded by the river and wildlife.


Excellent


This is not for people who want constant social media contact or a hot
shower every day.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Great Staff July 2018

5.0

Zegrahms Expeditions Company Reviews

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Awesome itineraries, great staff, best in the business.

Operator Zegrahms Expeditions

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TAKE THIS TRIP!!! Unbelievable! July 2018

5.0

Zegrahms Expeditions Company Reviews

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Sunday, 22 July... SVALBARD, Norway. Halfway between the top of continental Norway & the North Pole!

We disembarked & are now back to civilization! WOW!
What a FANTASTIC adventure on the ship Ocean Adventurer!

Once again, Zegrahm delivered! Cruise Director & Expedition Leader executed an unforgettable adventure! SUPERB lectures on ship & field trips from the guest experts in their fields... history of polar explorations... geology... birds... polar bears & other animals!

We saw several polar bears, groups of walrus, one very photogenic seal, reindeer, Arctic fox, a BLUE WHALE (largest of ALL whales!)... & a gazillion birds!

Our small ship was indeed able to circumnavigate the Svalbard (Spitsbergen) archipelago... 3 cheers to our Russian captain! The staff on board were FANTASTIC! And the best food I've had on any ship!

Mostly great weather... quite fortunate! Out on the Zodiacs (rubber rafts), I wore almost everything in my suitcase, in layers all at once, hoping to stay warm & dry... followed by VERY LONG hot showers once back on the ship, while I thawed out!

If you have an interest in polar adventure, TAKE THIS TRIP!!! Unbelievable!
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Operator 50 Degrees North

Zambia Tours and Travel Guide


Zambia Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Long overshadowed by neighboring Zimbabwe and Tanzania, Zambia is coming into own as a top-flight safari destination. Nearly two-fifths of the country is national parkland or other protected land. Not all the conservation areas are well maintained and some parks are nearly devoid of visitors (which can be both good and bad), but Zambia’s emergence as an elite African destination means that it will be able to devote increasing resources to its wildlife management.

Much of Zambian tourism is still focused around magnificent Victoria Falls, which Zambia shares with Zimbabwe along the Zambezi River. While the Zimbabwe side generally has better panoramic views of the falls, the Zambian side offers better close-ups, including walkways to the foot of the falls.The town of Livingstone serves as the Zambian base for Victoria Falls accommodations and numerous adventure activities, including bungee jumping, whitewater rafting and gorge swinging. You may need to cross the bridge to the Zimbabwe side for some activities, which will involve completing border formalities.

First-rate Game Viewing

Zambia has a number of game parks within fairly easy reach of Victoria Falls, but you’ll need to travel farther into the country to reach some of the best. Three of its national parks -- South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue -- are built around rivers and are first-rate game-viewing areas, though generally far less crowded than those in East Africa. The country’s top innovations are its walking safaris, led by expert guides and escorted by armed rangers.

When you’re on the ground, walking through the bush in pursuit of lions and elephants, among other animals, you gain a sense of intimacy with the land and the wildlife that isn’t possible while traveling in a vehicle. Yes, a certain amount of risk is inherent in a walking safari, and that’s where the expertise of the guide is crucial. Zambian guides are trained both in game drives and walking safaris. They know both where the wildlife is most likely to be found, as well as how to view it safely and stay out of harm’s way. A walking safari is no artificial adventure or cheap thrill; the exhilaration of approaching and even encountering wildlife on foot is hard to match. This feeling will stay with you long after your other wildlife experiences start to fade.

Water Safaris

Don’t overlook the serenity -- and often accompanying excitement -- of Zambia’s canoeing and boating safaris, which you can find in Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks, among others. The latter is a huge park that is mostly wilderness, little visited for its size. South Luangwa, where the walking safari concept originated, is Zambia’s best known and most popular park, and is rich in wildlife -- known especially for its leopards as well as an abundance of giraffes, antelope, hippos and buffalo. Night game drives are another specialty.

Accommodation in South Luangwa and other major parks ranges from luxury lodges to basic camps, mostly locally owned and genuinely concerned about conservation. Because of its sometimes primitive infrastructure and wilderness settings, though, this is a country where guided safaris are almost essential. And that’s where Stride comes in -- helping you sort through the variety of outfitters and itineraries that will enable you to experience this exciting safari destination at the right pace and budget.

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