Zambia

Tailor Made Zambia Safaris – holidays, tours and honeymoons from Africa Specialists

African Safaris are of course the ultimate in wildlife adventure .. the lion’s roar at night, pink dusky sunrises and sunsets, the smell of the campfire and the earth after the rains … all of this plus world class guides, small luxury tented camps and superb wildlife makes Zambia Jules’ number one safari suggestion on the continent.

Contact us now on 01728, use the live chat on the site or fill in the enquiry form to start planning your Zambia Safari Holiday. 

If you only ever go on one safari holiday to Africa, make it Zambia!  Massive herds of elephants gather in South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi, the Busanga Plains in North Kafue National Park are home to Zambia’s only Cheetah, the rare African Wild Dog are doing well in several of Zambia’s parks and of course walking safaris were pioneered in Zambia, so there are plenty of suggestions for mobile camping or bush camping with days of enjoying natural history on foot.

Flocks of thousands of Carmine Bee-eaters nesting in the dry river banks can be seen around September time and the Emerald Season in Zambia is a great time for travelling by boat and watching animals in the flooded forests and lagoons full of colourful birds and is also the time for many baby mammal.  I can recommend a Rivers and Rainbows safari week with Norman Carr Safaris in South Luangwa. Other seasonal highlights include the bat migration at Kasanka around November and the amazing Shoebill Stork which is best seen around May – June at Bangweulu swamps. One of the best locations for Birding in Zambia is Kafue National Park and I highly recommend Mayukuyuku here, a lovely small eco-camp, open all year.

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Carmine Bee Eaters in South Luangwa

And of course on the borders of Zambia – Zimbabwe is one of the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls.  Visit in the rainy season and you will be deafened by the sound of thunder as waters crash down the mighty Batoka Gorge, in the dry seasons you can walk out over the top of the falls along the shores of the upper Zambezi River and picnic in the shallows.  Many adrenalin sports are available around Livingstone, bungy jumping, microlighting, white water rafting, abseiling … the list goes on!  For a great combination of South Luangwa safari and the Falls, we suggest this Wildlife & Waterfalls itinerary. For a more sedate enjoyment of the Zambezi, take a sunset cruise and watch elephants crossing the river or coming down to drink, or on the lower Zambezi river past the main rapids, take a few days canoeing, camping on islands and river banks to immerse yourself in the beauty of this watery wonderland as it meanders it’s way along to eventually join the Indian Ocean!

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Zambia is a great option for a Family Safari with a selection of ‘Safari Houses’ at Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa and Livingstone and some fabulous specially trained family safari guides.  Children can learn the art of baking in a bush kitchen, tracking wildlife on foot or fishing from a dug out canoe!  Take a look at the Norman Carr Safaris family safari itinerary.

Weddings can also be arranged in Zambia – either a romantic bush wedding on safari or at the Victoria Falls are just two suggested locations. Combine a Zambian Safari with the gorgeous beaches of Lake Malawi for a honeymoon with a difference! Check out the safari honeymoons page for some ideas.  If you would like a longer safari, ask me to put together an itinerary combining Zambia with Botswana for the ultimate in African Safaris!  Some of the camps in Zambia have special offers and long stay discounts, have a look at the Africa specials page and ask me for details.

There are also opportunities to visit and help local schools and clinics in Zambia, including a dedicated volunteering holiday.

We had the most wonderful time thank you so much!! We loved the safari in South Luangwa. Danforth yachting (Lake Malawi) was great fun - we enjoyed all the activities. Kaya Mawa was gorgeous we had a great time and the food was fantastic!! All in all a hugely successful trip so thank you for putting it all together for us. We will definitely recommend you to friends
Brown Family – Zambia & Malawi (March 2016)
May 20, 2016

Jean and I are fairly familiar with safari travel and Zambia would be the first place that I would recommend to any newcomers. The help of the Africa Tours reception on arrival in Lusaka which you arranged for us is a bonus. One of the wildlife highlights was seeing a pack of wild dogs on their kill.
Nick, Jean and Jackie – Zambia (March 2016)
March 29, 2016

The entire trip and booking process has been a highlight! From talking to Jules on the phone trying to decide where to go to finding out the actual experience was exactly as she described it would be. Wildlife, nature, good weather, friendly welcomes…fantastic food… perfect flights… everything! Going to Zambia in the Emerald season is a delight...
Naomi Delorme – Zambia (Feb – March 2016)
March 22, 2016

I think we must have got caught in a time warp as the time seemed to stretch away into the distance. Thank you so much for suggesting Zambia and Malawi to us in the first place and organising everything, including the unique wedding ceremony in South Luangwa!
Imogen & Den – Zambia & Malawi Wedding (Sept 2015)
October 6, 2015

Thank you SO much for everything you have done to make our holiday so special. If ever you have clients in the future who are considering a visit to the Kafue, please have no hesitation in using us as a testimonial as there could be no where better for an African safari.
Mark and Sarah – Zambia (August 2015)
September 6, 2015

In my view life is too short NOT to use Julie's experience and contacts when booking a holiday! I couldn't recommend Travel With Jules more highly.
Nicky Fussell – several destinations (July 2015)
July 3, 2015

We had a fabulous time in Zambia and Malawi, thank you.  The safari (Thornicroft Lodge) was amazing and we saw everything we wished to and the safari guide was excellent.  You were right on the length of time staying there, it was just right. Malawi again was lovely (Norman Carr Cottage, Lake Malawi), great hosts and a […]
Stammers family – Zambia & Malawi (August 2014)
November 2, 2014

Great trip and all your arrangements just fell into place perfectly. We saw everything that we could expect to see (including the longed for leopards!), staff were all extremely helpful and the accommodation just at the level we had hoped for on safari in remote places (stayed at Kapani, Kakuli & Chongwe).  We particularly enjoyed […]
Nick and Jean Buck – Zambia (June 2014)
June 13, 2014

A huge thank you for organising and booking our holiday to Zambia and Malawi, Norman Carr Safaris, what can we say, WOW what a great company. For the first two nights we were up graded to their 'flag ship' new camp at Chinzombo! We left with very fond memories and we really do have Africa in our hearts now. We really did 'live our dream' so thank you for making it happen.
Phil & Sue Fenning – Zambia & Malawi (Feb 2014)
March 14, 2014

Thank you so much for organising our amazing holiday and recommending South Luangwa in Zamibia. We have had a great time. Lodges, camps, hotels and all the transfers and pick ups were brilliant throughout Zambia, Victoria Falls and Cape Town. We loved every minute of the holiday, including the lions grumbling outside our tent at night in Kakuli Camp! I can thoroughly recommend Blackheath Lodge in Sea Point, Cape Town. The Jazz brunch at Winchester Mansions was very relaxed and fun.
Christine & Ian Bland – Zambia & Cape Town (Nov 13)
November 24, 2013

Our stay at Thornicroft Lodge in South Luangwa was a great experience. We stayed for four nights and did two game drives every day – the drives were very relaxing and we saw all the animals that we expected to see and then returned to the Lodge for a brunch or dinner that never failed […]
Nicky Fussell – Zambia & Malawi (Aug 2013)
January 2, 2014

Thank you so much for all your hard work ! Our entire honeymoon to Malawi and Zambia was flawlessly planned from start to finish. The advice we received prior to booking was knowledgeable and invaluable upon arrival. Julie was generous and patient with her time and answered all our questions and concerns, regularly in communication out of office hours. We literally had the trip of a lifetime with so many 'firsts' in terms of experiences. The safari in South Luangwa was amazing, the village experience at Ntchisi Forest Lodge was a bit of a culture shock, but glad we went and Kaya Mawa was truly out of this world, we were looked after incredibly by the management team, the food was superb and we had our own little pool!
Nicola & Robbie Nolan – Malawi & Zambia (April 2013)
May 20, 2013

Julie organised our holiday to Zambia which more than met our requirements - the accommodation was excellent (we stayed with Norman Carr Safaris in South Luangwa, Mayukuyuku in Kafue and Waterberry at Livingstone), our guides for safari and birdwatching were the best available and all travel arrangements went smoothly. Julie's attention to detail and knowledge of Zambia meant that our individual wishes were met throughout our holiday. Thank you very much!
Gwynfryn & Kathryn – Zambia (February 2013)
March 1, 2013

Julie's knowledge of wildlife tourism to Africa is nothing short of excellent, she always comes up with some gems of ideas that you would never think of or find for yourself!
Rich & Cheryl – Rwanda (November 2012)
December 15, 2012

As a result of her extensive knowledge of Africa Julie fully understood my requirements and delivered a holiday which my son will never forget in Zambia. We could not fault the travel arrangements and were made to feel welcome where ever we went by all representatives and the staff of the camps we stayed at in South Luangwa and through their extensive knowledge of the local wildlife we truly experienced the magic of Africa.
Chris & Izaak – Zambia (June 2012)
June 11, 2012

Julie's knowledge and passion for Zambia was amazing, her knowledge meant that we were able to have "real" conversations about our trip and make the right decisions meaning that we had an unbelievable holiday. We can't wait to go back to Africa and when we do it will be through Travel With Jules.
Rob Shave – Zambia (Aug 2011)
October 9, 2011

To lift a business contact and develop the relationship into friendship takes a special talent and creates an important bond with the customer. It has been a pleasure for me to deal with someone so proficient in her expertise as Julie.
Wilf Graham
July 4, 2011

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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Family Safaris

As tailor made travel specialists, we are experienced in arranging all kinds of family holidays around the world and know that sometimes it can be a challenge to find something that suits everyone! We are also experts in African Safaris so let us create the perfect family safari for you!

Honeymoon Safaris

African Safaris are a perfect way to spend your honeymoon! Romantic star beds, treehouses, flickering camp fires and sundowner drinks looking out over winding rivers or endless plains ....

Wildlife and Waterfalls in Zambia

Combine safari in South Luangwa with Victoria Falls in this fabulous Zambia holiday!

Photography Holidays

Small, friendly trips dedicated to creating rewarding photography holidays. Be inspired by meeting new people, discovering beautiful locations and finding unusual photographic subjects.

Kafunta Safaris

Enjoy a Zambian safari at Kafunta River Lodge and Island Bush Camp - walking safaris and home comforts!

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A specially designed family safari holiday in South Luangwa. Learn about being a game ranger, visit the local school, play African drums, make clay pots and star gaze in the African night!

Zambia Volunteer Adventure

This is a small group adventure holiday run by Exodus combining a holiday and safari with putting something back into the communities you will be staying with and helping.

South Luangwa Safaris

South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is one of the best locations in Africa for a fabulous safari! Remote and beautiful, a haven for plentiful wildlife with world class guiding, walking safaris, night drives and luxury camps.

Mayukuyuku Kafue

Mayukuyuku Kafue Safari Camp - fabulous eco-camp, big cat and wild dog sightings with superb hosting and setting on the river, easy access all year round from Lusaka. A perfect Zambian Safari!

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Zambia is the perfect location for a photographic safari. Kaingo & Mwamba Camps are run by Shenton Safaris who have photographic hides and specialist photography experience in South Luangwa.

Victoria Falls

One of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is considered to be the largest waterfall in the world. Spend time here exploring the old town of Livingstone and experiencing a range of adventure activities.

Tongabezi Wedding

Tongabezi is a luxury lodge on the banks of the Upper Zambezi River in Zambia, close to the magnificent Victoria Falls. What better way to tie the knot than in this exotic African setting, with all the preparation taken care of?