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  • We have had one of our best holidays ever. The scenery was beautiful, and the fantastic camps were a pleasure to be in. The meals were all very good, a lovely variety and well presented. Better than in some hotels and restaurants we have been to. Then the excitement of the game drives. We have been so lucky to have seen so much diverse wildlife. The bird life has also been great and we have seen quite a few that we hadn’t seen before, the Crowned Cranes, Carmine bee-eaters, Ground Hornbills, Lappet Faced Vultures. The leopard sightings were very good, seeing nine in our ten day holiday. Then seeing a Aardvark two nights running was incredible. Wow! One of the very best holidays.

    Chris and Barbara travelled to Zambia’s South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi
Tafika Camp, South Luangwa, Zambia

Zambia

Accommodation

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