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Zambia Safari

A Zambia safari introduces you to an exceptional variety of wildlife, superb birdlife and an array of accommodation ranging from an African lodge to simple, yet luxury tented camps.

Often known as the ‘wild heart of Africa’, Zambia is renowned as the home of the walking safari, which was pioneered in the 1950s in the South Luangwa National Park. It is still the ultimate walking destination, with some of the best guides in Africa, coupled with spectacular scenery and excellent sightings. A Zambia safari holiday is not the only attraction as there are also the thrills of Victoria Falls.

The territory of what is now Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia from 1911, and in 1964 its new name was derived from the Zambezi River. Referred to as the real Africa by those in the know, Zambia is one of the continent’s most beautiful and unspoilt African safari destinations.

Zambia has the unusual privilege to have borders with eight countries and it covers a land area approximately three times that of the United Kingdom. Within this country there have been tremendous feats of engineering; building the bridge across the Zambezi at the Victoria Falls in 1905, railway line construction across the centre of Africa from Livingstone to Dar es Salaam and the building of the Kariba Dam, one of Africa’s largest dams.


Capital City



Official English but local languages & Bantu dialects are used


Zambian Kwachas but US Dollars widely accepted

Time Difference (GMT) + 1 hour

Climate & average temperatures

Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Temp °C 26 26 28 26 24 22 22 25 28 30 29 26
Rain mm 231 236 132 48 5 0 0 0 3 15 102 150
Seasons Green Dry Green

British Airways, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Emirates, KLM

Flight time from UK

10 hours

Visa requirements

Required by UK passport holders

Health requirements

Contact your GP for information

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