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  • Hello Bill, this trip to Zambia surpassed our highest hopes, special sightings just kept coming and by the end exceeded anything we had a right to expect. Across all camps we had sightings of eight Leopards, at least as many of Lions, some great Elephant, Hippos and more Giraffe than we have seen anywhere the list just goes on. We also had a really good range of bird viewing, lots of raptors, waders, Bee-eaters, Nightjar again the list just goes on. All the camps were first class with great hospitality, good accommodation and food. The decision to opt for private guiding was more than justified; James Chabuka is an excellent guide and very good company. In Lower Zambezi the tempo of sightings did not slow down. At Old Mondoro we had a brief sighting of Bush Pig, and a daytime sighting of two Porcupine, Lion close to camp and of course many Elephant in camp; again lots of good bird watching and a very good morning walk. Chiawa proved that the best is saved till last. A morning river cruise produced the best bird watching we have had, particularly notable was a Goliath Heron struggling with a large Bream which it eventually managed to swallow, much to our amazement. Once again our thanks for your faultless organisation.

    Austin and Di from Derbyshire travelled to Zambia
Lake Malawi beach extension

Zambia

Beach Extensions

Beach extensions to a Zambia Safari

Zambia is a land-locked country and does not offer any kind of obvious ‘beach relaxation’ options. However, there are a variety of places within Zambia where you could enjoy a more relaxing end (or beginning) to your trip. In particular, Victoria Falls and the Upper Zambezi is a destination that can always be used as a relaxing base where you can spend time resting, reading a book and undertaking some gentle sight-seeing.

Some safari regions, such as the Lower Zambezi National Park, can be deliberately included as a more relaxing section of your holiday. If you wish to end (or begin) you safari in a beautiful setting where you can enjoy sitting, reading, sleeping, eating, sunbathing and gazing as opposed to rushing about on activities, then this is easy to engineer.

Beyond Zambia’s borders, several good beach destinations exist. Closest and most logical is Lake Malawi, which is easily accessible from the Luangwa Valley. Lake Malawi is a freshwater lake, and therefore does not offer an ‘ocean experience’, but the lake has crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches and an abundance of colourful cichlid fish which makes for interesting diving and snorkelling. Fishing, sailing and kayaking are all possible as well.

If you are looking for a more traditional beach destination to combine with Zambia, then many amazing beach locations can be comfortably reached via Johannesburg in South Africa, including Mozambique, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, or the Kenyan coast via Nairobi and Zanzibar via Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). Please go to the individual country pages for more information on these destinations.