A focus on conservation and high value, low volume tourism ensures that Zambia’s wildlife is plentiful, National Parks are crowd-free, and a sense of natural wilderness prevails.
The South Luangwa National Park offers Zambia’s most prolific game viewing. In the dry season the banks of the hippo and croc-filled Luangwa River see elephants in their hundreds march down seeking water and shade under the majestic mahogany and ebony trees. Whilst game-viewing is generally done from open 4×4 vehicles, the South Luangwa National Park is also known for its legendary walking safaris which offers guests a more slow-paced and intimate way to connect with the wildlife. Further south, lodges in the Lower Zambezi National Park offer canoe and boat safaris as well as game drives, before the waters of the mighty Zambezi river form a curtain of falling water at the world-famous Victoria Falls. An action-packed safari holiday in Zambia combines perfectly with chill out time at lakeside beach retreats in the tiny neighbouring country of Malawi.
Our handpicked Zambian and Malawian camps are owner-run, offering guests a ‘home away from home’ experience, personal service, and on safari – expert guiding.
Located on a sweeping bend in the Zambezi River, Tongabezi Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the Victoria Falls region, whilst a short distance downstream Sindabezi Island offers a ‘Robinson Crusoe-esque’ island camp set up. Both Tongabezi and Sindabezi come with an abundance of character, and are renowned for their innovative design, stylish décor and excellent cuisine as well as special touches like romantic dinners on the riverbank and floating lunches.
We love to promote family-run safari camps that have a sense of history. The simple yet elegant Chiawa Camp was the first camp to be established in the Lower Zambezi National Park and over the years has earned itself an excellent reputation, offering day and night vehicle, walking, boat and canoe safaris. In the South Luangwa National Park the pioneering spirit of the late Norman Carr lives on at Kapani Lodge, which serves as a starting point for a longer vehicle or walking safari encompassing the four remote bush camps of Mchenja Camp, Kakuli Camp, Luwi Camp and Nsolo Camp, which offer an authentic African wilderness experience.
Land-locked Malawi is a small but beautiful country, a quiet backwater affectionately known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’ for its friendly people and laid-back lifestyle. A stay at Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island is the perfect beach extension after safari in Zambia. Swim, dive, snorkel and sail in the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi or explore the island by bike and on foot.