Because of intermittent periods of economic and political unrest, Zambia fell off the safari radar, but is now, once again, an outstanding destination for safari-goers.
With roughly a third of its entire land area preserved within more than 50 national parks and game reserves, Zambia gives visitors a sense of the old Africa- pristine and primordial. This is where safaris started. This is the heart of Africa; the Africa that Hemingway wrote about. And, nowhere will you feel closer to being a part of it. No trip to Zambia would be complete without an excursion to Victoria Falls, just across the border in Zimbabwe. The indigenous people call them The Smoke That Thunders. The largest waterfalls on Earth and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, you’ll feel them before you see them.
In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.
The tranquil setting of the Luangwa River brings to life the style and sophistication of Chinzombo. This luxurious camp brings the bush to you, while brilliantly combining all modern amenities with spacious living areas. With abundant wildlife frequenting the riverbanks, you are never short of incredible game-viewing. This is your chance to melt into the beauty of the Luangwa Valley.
With some of the best views of the Lower Zambezi, Chongwe is a nature-lovers dream. You are surrounded by the wild and all its magnificent beauty. Marvel at the elephants, as they walk through camp in search of food, or cruise the waters for even more wildlife. This hidden paradise is everything and more.
Commanding prime location overlooking Victoria Falls, this luxury hotel has been an icon for over 100 years. Its majestic history is only out-matched by the beauty and sophistication of the accommodations and magnificent surroundings. And a quick walk down a private path brings you face-to-face with a UNESCO World Heritage Site; could anything be better?
From morning game drives or walks in the bush, to experiencing Victoria Falls up close or relaxing on property, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Each unique accommodation brings something different, but they all converge on the banks of the great Zambezi River. Luxury, style, and comfort all in one.
The exclusivity of Sausage Tree Camp is epitomized with its stunning location, exceptional game-viewing, and deluxe accommodations without all the people. The privacy and luxury of this camp make it the ideal location for an outstanding departure from the ordinary.
Perfectly situated at the edge of a lagoon, Chindeni is a spectacle to be sure. With hippos and elephants right outside your tent, nature is begging you to say hi. From the impeccable accommodations, that you won't want to leave, to the amazing surroundings, you will quickly learn why this is one of the best tented camps in the South Luangwa.
If you love wildlife and safaris, this adventure is for you. Explore the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta and the beautiful Lower Zambezi, while being guiding by the best in the business. From the remoteness of the Kalahari Desert, to the majesty and history of Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, I can’t think of a better way to spend two weeks, can you?
Where else can you visit the world’s largest collection of salt pans, one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa, an original natural wonder of the world, and a world-renowned wildlife haven? Look no further.
Whether you want to enjoy the urban adventures of Johannesburg, experience the expansive landscape and World Heritage site of Victoria Falls, or the incredible wildlife of well-known game reserves, this trip will cover them all.