Africa + Indian Ocean
Discover the home of walking safaris...
Little, if anything, compares to the intense thrill of seeing a leopard at close quarters on a walking safari with one of our favourite guides in the game-rich South Luangwa Valley. And that’s only the start of Zambia’s appeal.
Three great rivers, including the Zambezi, and an amazingly rich and diverse spectrum of wildlife and habitats make this relatively under-developed country one of our favourite safari destinations. Here, you still feel as if you are exploring something raw and untamed. The sense-tingling walking safari originated in Zambia and it is still the best place to explore the bush on foot.
As well as the incredible, thundering cascades of Victoria Falls, there are little-known corners that we can help you to explore: the bird-lovers paradise of Kafue; the beautiful Bangweleu Swamp and the gloriously remote North Luangwa.
Even more enticing than its scattering of excellent rustic-luxury camps, Zambia is home to some truly outstanding guides, most of whom we know personally.
Getting it Right Every Time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
CREATING AN ITINERARY
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.
We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.
We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.
We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.
Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.
We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.
The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you.
For the latest details on deposit and balance payments and schedules, please get in touch to speak to an expert.
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Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. And they are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing everything so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.
Stories from Zambia
"I think my highlight was, overall, the quality of the people and the welcome and the intelligence/insight of the guides and the sense of being privileged to be in a place that's not in any way swamped. It's hard to pick a highlight. I loved Hwange for being in a world where elephants are in charge, and Mana Pools for the open landscape and the profusion of the wildlife, and Matetsi for the position of the camp and the lovely people who work there. Victoria Falls felt more mainstream by comparison though when we walked to the gorge at the end of the falls I felt very moved by the unbelievable beauty of the place. I cried twice in Zimbabwe - once watching elephants at very close quarters, so close I could hear them breathe and drink, and once in the place I just mentioned, listening to the gospel singing of some people on the Zambian side float across, and I am not easily moved to tears by such things!"
It is now a month since we left London for our African adventure and we are safely back in our respective boxes. It was the perfect safari! Thank you and your team very much indeed for your excellent organisation and implementation. Every one of our four locations was wonderful and proved to be the ideal combination. All your travel arrangements and support went like clockwork and the destinations – with good friends at every stop – could not have been more comfortable or beautiful. I hope that you will tell your colleagues and correspondents how delighted we were with your service.