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  • Hello, Rob. We had another hugely enjoyable holiday with just the right sequence of camps..Old Mondoro was the cherry on the cake, a wonderful finale. The accommodation in all four lodges was aesthetically pleasing and very comfortable; the staff were welcoming and the guides excellent. Food everywhere was ample and tasty/delicious. All our ornithological needs were more than catered for by our exceptional guide at Kaingo, Andrew, (probably the best we’ve ever had). We loved Old Mondoro and would return every year if we could. We had a very good guide, Wallace, who really knew his birds and we had some excellent game drives and boat trips with him. All the staff were extremely pleasant and obliging. We had elephants in the camp now and then and breakfast on our last morning was interrupted by a quick dash in a vehicle to view three lions passing through.

    John and Jennifer from Berkshire travelled to Kafue, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks in Zambia
Tafika Camp, South Luangwa, Zambia



Accommodation options in Zambia

Zambia is without doubt the one safari destination where you can really experience the traditional bush values of yesteryear. It is still quite a ‘purist’ safari destination, offering relatively little in the way of genuine ‘five star luxury’, and most visitors prioritise the overall safari experience ahead of luxury and sophistication. Accordingly, a wide range of accommodation options in Zambia are perfectly comfortable, without being overly ‘fussy’ or luxurious. Even the more sophisticated camps and lodges tend to retain a close link with the nature around them.

Tented camps exist throughout the country, but there are an equal number of more traditional ‘safari lodges’, which vary hugely in terms of style and comfort. There are also a number of private safari houses that are ideal for family groups.

However, Zambia is particularly known for its seasonal bush camps which offer a genuine wilderness adventure. Such camps are most common in the North and South Luangwa valleys. Historically these camps, whilst comfortable, were fairly basic and always associated solely with walking safaris. Nowadays however, whilst certain bush camps retain a very adventurous feel and concentrate solely on walking, in general accommodation has become a little more sophisticated and many bush camps are now able to offer a combination of walking and driving.

In general, Zambia offers very exclusive safari accommodation and most camps and lodges are small and intimate. High quality personal hosting, sometimes by camp owners themselves, helps to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Near Livingstone and the Victoria Falls, boutique style river lodges compete with more mainstream hotel accommodation options.

Please find below a variety of individual properties and safari options available in Zambia, listed by accommodation style and where appropriate, by region. Simply click on the name to visit the property website. To learn more about the individual accommodation styles, please visit our ‘Accommodation on Safari’ section off our home page. Please contact us for up to date information and opinions on all properties, or for suggestions for your trip.

Tented Safari Lodges - South Luangwa

Tented Safari Lodges - Lower Zambezi