A third of the entire country of Zambia is set aside for wildlife. So going on a camera safari in Zambia takes on a whole new meaning. There are walking safaris, exclusive game lodges, some of the finest luxury houses in Africa as well as bush and beach holidays.
Zambia safaris are relatively uncommercial, with small safari companies operating intimate little camps in remote and beautiful reserves. The best known safari area lies to the east, where the wonderful South Luangwa national park provides the iconic Zambian bush experience.
The Robin Pope safaris are here. They have three camps, three private houses and a walking mobile safari – all in a remote, unspoiled environment.
These camps provide fine dining, stylish accommodation, attentive service and great guides. To the south: Lower Zambezi is another fantastic reserve offering motorboat and canoe trips to complement the usual vehicle and walking safaris. To the west, Kafue is a huge and remote wilderness with a handful of superb camps. Last, but by no means least, are the sensational Victoria Falls camps at Livingstone, an area full of interest and activity.
- Robin Pope safaris offer luxurious accommodation. See leopard, lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo and hippo. Rates start at about $500 per person per night.
- Check out Chiawa Camp in lower Zambia. It offers wildlife and great cuisine. About $935 per person per night.
- Tongabezi Lodge is upstream from the Victoria Falls. It is elegant and understated. About $610 per person per night.
- Luwi Camp has four cosy guest rooms. This is a walking camp and usually does not offer vehicle safari. Rates are about $605 per person per night.
Visit zambiatourism.com for more information.