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Zambia Safaris

Zambia is not a major safari destination in itself, but a visit to Zambia's Victoria Falls is frequently combined with a safari in neighboring Botswana's spectacular Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert. The small and historic town of Livingstone is the starting point for many trips to Zambia due to its proximity to Victoria Falls. Described by the Kololo tribe in the 1800s as Mosi-oa-Tunya -- the smoke that thunders -- the falls plummet more than 100 meters into the Zambezi Gorge below, creating a thundering curtain of water. At the height of flood season, 546 million cubic meters of water per minute soar over the basalt cliffs.

Tour operators often can arrange for a white-water rafting trip, a helicopter flightseeing excursion over the falls or -- for the especially adventurous traveler -- a plunge on the world's second-highest bungee jump, off the Victoria Falls Bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Many Zambia safaris visit South Luangwa National Park, which contains 60 animal species and more than 400 bird species, or Lower Zambezi National Park, a pristine wilderness also home to a wide variety of wildlife. Travelers on Zambia safaris might stay in tented camps along the tranquil shores of Lake Kariba or visit local villages to learn about Zambia's traditional ways of life.

Zambia safaris are available year-round, and three distinct seasons provide visitors with different perspectives depending on the time of travel. The roads are best for traveling during the cool, dry season (May through August). Victoria Falls is most impressive toward the end of the rainy season (December to April), though the thick spray can impede viewing of the intricate rock formations and gorges. The entire scope of the falls is best viewed when the water level is lowest, at the end of the hot, dry season (September to November). Though bird viewing is better in the rainy season, a smaller number of accommodations are available, and areas such as Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa can be impassable due to bad road conditions. In these areas, game viewing is best in the dry months of June through October.

Listed below are all safaris that visit Zambia, the great majority of which also visit Botswana. Click any vacation name for dates and prices. You can narrow your selection with the Safari Search box above.


Following are safaris that take place entirely in Zambia:

Zambia Safaris Starts In Total Days Company Quality* From**
Zambezi Safari 2014 Livingstone, Zambia 3 SITA 1st Class Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls, Zambia 2014 Victoria Falls, Zambia 4 African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Luangwa Experience 2014 Lusaka, Zambia 5 SITA 1st Class Dates and Prices
Zambian Rivers Run Deep 2014 Lusaka, Zambia 9 Alluring Africa Deluxe Dates and Prices
Secluded Zambia Safari 2014-2015 Lusaka, Zambia 11 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Zambia in Depth 2014 Lusaka, Zambia 11 SITA 1st Class Dates and Prices
** Price per person based on double occupancy, not including air, on select dates.



Following are safaris that include Zambia and one or more additional countries:

Zambia Safaris Starts In Total Days Company Quality* From**
Victoria Falls 2014 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 3 General 1st Class Dates and Prices
Chobe Game Park 2014 Livingstone, Zambia 3 General 1st Class Dates and Prices
South Africa & Victoria Falls 2014 Cape Town, South Africa 8 A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana & Falls Adventure 2014-2016 Johannesburg, South Africa 8 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Botswana and Victoria Falls Adventure 2014-2015 Windhoek, Namibia 8 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Signature South Africa & Victoria Falls 2014 Cape Town, South Africa 9 A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Delta & Falls Overland 2014-2016 (Livingstone to Windhoek) Livingstone, Zambia 9 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Delta & Falls Overland 2014-2016 (Windhoek to Livingstone) Windhoek, Namibia 9 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
On Safari in Botswana & Victoria Falls 2014 Maun, Botswana 9 General 1st Class Dates and Prices
Botswana, Victoria Falls & Zimbabwe 2014 Maun, Botswana 9 General 1st Class Dates and Prices
Signature Botswana 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa 10 A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana’s Wandering Safari 2014 Maun, Botswana 10 Alluring Africa Deluxe Dates and Prices
Kruger & Falls 2014-2015 Johannesburg, South Africa 10 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Family Botswana Safari 2014-2015 Maun, Botswana 10 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana Explorer Safari 2014 Maun, Botswana 10 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Spirit of Livingstone with Jim Holden 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa 11 African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana Vast Safari Journey 2014 Livingstone, Zambia 11 Alluring Africa Deluxe Dates and Prices
African Sensations 2014 Cape Town, South Africa 12 African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
Journey to South Africa & Victoria Falls 2014 Livingstone, Zambia 12 General 1st Class Dates and Prices
South Africa & Botswana Explorer 2014 Victoria Falls, Zambia 12 General 1st Class Dates and Prices
Secluded Botswana Safari 2014 Livingstone, Zambia 12 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Secluded Botswana Photo Safari 2014 Livingstone, Zambia 12 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana: Kalahari, the Delta & Beyond 2014 Maun, Botswana 12 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana: Kalahari, the Delta & Beyond 2015 Maun, Botswana 12 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Africa: An Elegant Adventure Cape Town, South Africa 12 Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana, South Africa & Zambia 2015 (BBC Earth Journey) Livingstone, Zambia 12 Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Africa: An Elegant Adventure 2015 (BBC Earth Journey) Cape Town, South Africa 12 Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana, South Africa & Zambia Livingstone, Zambia 12 Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana & Zambia: River Safari & Cruise 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa 13 A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Kruger, Cape Town & Falls 2014-2015 Cape Town, South Africa 13 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
South African Style with Rovos Rail 2014 Livingstone, Zambia 14 General 1st Class Dates and Prices
Southern Africa Encompassed 2014-2015 Johannesburg, South Africa 15 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
The Ultimate Safari 2014 Cape Town, South Africa 16 African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Epic Botswana & Namibia Safari 2014 (Windhoek to Livingstone) Windhoek, Namibia 16 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Epic Botswana & Namibia Safari 2014 (Livingstone to Windhoek) Livingstone, Zambia 16 Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure 2014-2015 Cape Town, South Africa 18 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Kruger, Falls & Botswana Safari 2014-2015 Johannesburg, South Africa 19 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Namibia & Botswana Family Adventure Southbound 2014-2015 Victoria Falls, Zambia 19 Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls to Nairobi Adventure 2014-2015 Livingstone, Zambia 20 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Nairobi to Victoria Falls Adventure 2014-2015 Nairobi, Kenya 20 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Dunes, Deltas & Falls 2014-2015 (Livingstone to Cape Town) Livingstone, Zambia 21 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Dunes, Deltas & Falls 2014-2015 (Cape Town to Livingstone) Cape Town, South Africa 21 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Highlights of South Africa, Zambia & Botswana 2014-2015 Cape Town, South Africa 22 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Joburg to Nairobi Overland 2014-2016 Johannesburg, South Africa 27 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Cape Town to Joburg Adventure 2013-2015 Cape Town, South Africa 28 G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
** Price per person based on double occupancy, not including air, on select dates.
* Key to Quality Ratings

Zambia safaris are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

Budget = Zambia safaris typically range from $60 to $250 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = Zambia safaris typically range from $150 to $500 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Zambia safaris typically range from $175 to $850 per person, per day, plus airfare.


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