Zambia

ZAMBIA HAS AN AMAZINGLY RICH AND DIVERSE SPECTRUM OF WIDLIFE

Africa + Indian Ocean

Zambia

Canoeing in the zambezi,  spectacular game viewing, fascinating walking safaris, white water rafting

Little, if anything, can compare to the intense thrill of seeing leopard at close quarters on a walking safari in the game-rich South Luangwa Valley with one of the greatest guides on the planet. And there’s still more: three great rivers, including the Zambezi, three massive lakes, and an amazingly rich and diverse spectrum of wildlife and habitats make this relatively under-developed country one of our favourite parts of Africa.  Here, you still feel as if you are exploring something almost undiscovered.

As well as the incredible, thundering cascades of Victoria Falls, there are little-known corners that we can help you to discover: the bird-lovers paradise of Kafue; the beautiful Bangweleu Swamp and the gloriously remote North Luangwa.

Even more than its scattering of excellent camps (think: rustic luxury, rather than bush glamour; unspoiled nature, not glitz) Zambia is home to some truly outstanding guides, with whom we work very closely. As always, we strongly recommend that you take expert advice to ensure the right match for you.

Best visited: June to October

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange ten days in Zambia, excluding flights from £3700 per person.

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
“cazenove+loyd do a wonderful job. Their great plus is that they actually send people to the camps to check up on them”

Highlights

For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

NORMAN CARR WALKING SAFARI

The view from a safari vehicle is a good introduction to life in the bush. As you look on at a pride of lion, they too look at you – who is actually on safari, one asks? Pioneered by Norman Carr in the 1950’s, a walking safari takes your African experience to the next level. Africa is wild, it is unpredictable, it is beautiful.

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LIVINGSTONE ISLAND AND DEVIL'S POOL

Diving into Devil’s Pool seems the most absurd idea in the world, but if you dare this is one of the most exhilarating experiences around.  Your guide will take you by boat to the very spot where Dr David Livingstone in 1855 first caught sight of Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders).

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Mobile Camping in zambia

Drive 5 hours North of Mfuwe and you reach a whole different area of South Luangwa National Park. No vehicles and no lodges - just you on foot walking in a real wilderness area where the animals are nervous and skittish from your presence. This is perfect for clients looking for some adventure.

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photographic hides in South Luangwa

The professional photographer’s choice for achieving astounding results and at the same time experiencing wildlife peacefully and undisturbed at incredibly close range, step into one of the naturally built hides in the South Luangwa and take in your surroundings watching game up close.

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Itineraries

The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream.  In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

walking and RELAXATION in zambia

unique luxury trip to Zambia Africa

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Stories

As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments.

looking for a fresh PERSPECTIVE

luxury wildlife holiday Zambia

Lucy and David Brooke have been to Africa many times before, but this time they wanted something a little different. Even though they were surprised by our suggestion of Zambia, it turned out it was exactly what they were looking for.

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL in Zambia

Zambia travel experts

From micro-lighting above hippo and crocodile to floating down the Lower Zambezi in a canoe, Claire Diacono packed her trip full of activities to get the most out of her short stay in Zambia. 

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Kutandala - An experience to treasure

luxury wildlife holiday to Zambia

Marissa Wesley had a holiday of a lifetime when she visited Zambia. Guided by Rod he introduced her to the fascinating wildlife and beautiful scenery. The food was also a highlight of her trip, with Guz being of the best cooks she had ever met.

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Guides

Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

Innocent tEmbo

bush guide

best safari guide Zambia

Having trained with one of Africa’s most prestigious safari companies, Innocent Tembo has proved himself as a secret weapon in the guiding world of Zambia, through his enthralling safaris in South Luangwa. With an understanding of the complex balance and purpose of each creature in the bush, Innocent will delight you with his knowledge and personality. 

One client remembers tracking down an elusive leopard, only made possible through Innocent’s attention to detail and perseverance that was well worth the effort as the viewing was out of this world, seeing a majestic leopard close up, and so difficult to track in such wild terrain. Innocent excelled from the moment he left school, his enthusiasm recognised whilst working for film crews capturing wildlife around the area of Lion Camp.  He is an unforgettable spirit who will track big game and similarly uncover the smallest treasures in the bush. 

At cazenove+loyd we look for leaders in their field and Innocent is definitely a guide who stands out in the crowd.  His own 'natural habitat' is wide and varied: riverbanks full of bathing hippo and plains grazed by antelope and zebra, let Innocent bring his beautiful home to life and create an unforgettable holiday.

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Reviews

As well as the incredible, thundering cascades of Victoria Falls, there are little-known corners that we can help you to discover: the bird-lovers paradise of Kafue; the beautiful Bangweleu Swamp and the gloriously remote North Luangwa.

Chiawa Camp

Zambia luxury tented safari camp

If a true safari experience in an exquisite setting is what you are looking for, you need not search further. When the Cumings family dreamt up Chiawa and made their dream a reality, they created a stunning retreat by the Zambezi River where you will enjoy the best of Africa.

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Chinzombo Camp

luxury river safari camp Zambia

Designed by the visionaries behind North Island and Little Vumbura, Chinzombo is a revolutionary camp in the South Luangwa. Built amongst ancient trees on a ridge atop the Luangwa River, the legendary Norman Carr guides really bring this game rich and stunning area to life.

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Kaingo camp

Zambia luxury sleep out safari

Deep within the most game-intensive area of the South Luangwa National Reserve, Kaingo is a bright and beautiful camp where wildlife conservation has been passed down through many generations, all within the most beautiful of settings.

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Tongabezi

luxury safari Zambia spa lodge

Set on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream from the famous Victoria Falls, Tongabezi is a beautifully designed lodge filled to the brim with African atmosphere and within easy access of the extensive thrill-seeking and sight-seeing opportunities at Victoria Falls.

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