Zambia safari holidays & wildlife adventure

Sep 03, 2014 BY Paul McWilliams

Walk with lions, raft the rapids of the mighty Zambezi and canoe past crocodiles in majestic national parks – Zambia safari adventure holidays are famed for their diversity. It’s the perfect place to combine a wildlife safari with an action and adventure holiday.

See Victoria Falls on Zambia safari adventure holidays: Flickr Image by Carine06

From the bustle of the capital Lusaka and the natural marvel of Victoria Falls, to the 30% of the country covered in remote national parks, get ready to experience the thrill of variety on Zambia safari adventure holidays.

Introducing Zambia Safari

A southern African country long celebrated for its peaceful history, Zambia is a rich and fertile land that’s overflowing with natural wonders. Chief amongst them are the legendary Victoria Falls and Zambezi River.

It has a long heritage as a well-established safari destination, with lush and sparsely populated rural landscapes and a wealth of natural parks to enjoy. This is coupled with an incredible array of wildlife that includes Africa’s famous Big Five but also so much more.

The reserves don’t attract the crowds that can spoil some other safari destinations, with only Victoria Falls really bustling with tourists (and for good reason). Go on a walking safari through the South Luangwa or canoe past crocodiles and hippos in the Lower Zambezi. The Kafue National Park consists of open flood plains home to herds of antelope and their predators.

Zambia safari adventure holidays

Of course, Zambia has a rich tradition and ample supply of traditional safari options, including luxury lodges and national parks with big game. But what sets Zambia apart from other African safari destinations is the scale of adventure. For anyone looking for a more active or adrenaline-fuelled safari experience, Zambia has plenty more to offer.

Enjoy the thrill of elephant rides around Victoria Falls and Livingstone, learning more about these incredible animals. Take a peaceful walk through the bush with a pride of adolescent lions and get closer you ever thought possible.

Zambia is also one of the fastest growing white water rafting and kayaking destinations in the world, and what better way to safari than on the natural waterways? Navigate your way down the mighty Zambezi, through the 23 rapids of the Bakota Gorge, camping overnight and getting the best view of the country’s astonishing wildlife.

Zambia is also home to a range of other adventure activities including gorge swinging, river boarding and horse trails. You can even bungee jump from the colossal Victoria Falls bridge spanning the Bakota Gorge. And after all of that adventure, why not take a dip in the pools below the majestic falls themselves?

The best way to explore and experience a real safari adventure in Zambia is to make use of the varied means of transport, activities and adventure options on offer. Combine rafting, trekking and wildlife spotting for a true adventure safari package. Of course, you can throw some luxury lodge accommodation in there for good measure but the best Zambia safari adventure holidays are all about activities.

As one of the safest and most well established destinations in Africa, Zambia offers year round safari options.

Africa, Zambia
Whitewater (Rapids)
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