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Zambia

  • We absolutely LOVED Old Mondoro. We were the only guests there the first 2 nights- what a magical experience! Kayla and Jason (managers) are so personable and attentive. Seb and Levy were our guides and were incredible knowledgeable and we didn’t realize how great we had it with them. We also loved the diversity of activities there. Footsteps was a phenomenal experience. OP (guide) was a delight to be with. We were the only people there. He mentioned they only book one group at a time (up to 6 people) so a very private, personal experience.

    Thank you again for all your guidance, recommendations and patience in answering my millions of questions from safety to tipping to activities. You made our honeymoon magical and unforgettable. This trip exceeded my high expectations. We are completely in love with Africa. We are trying to figure out when to go back. Most likely won’t be for a few years, but when we do decide, you will be the first person we call so you can help arrange a magical trip again.

    Jen and Gary travelled on honeymoon to Zambia and Botswana

Zambia

Pricing

Like most of the good safari destinations, Zambia is a reasonably expensive destination to visit. Due to the limited operating season, the safari industry is not especially commercial, and most camps are small and exclusive, but as a consequence there are a few ‘less expensive’ options. Fairly expensive internal travel (mostly done by air) does not help either (it is difficult to explore the country by self-drive and cheaper small group tours are few and far between).

Typically, a tailor-made two week ‘fly-in’ safari holiday from the UK will start at around £4000.00 per person for travel in the low season months of November, late April and May, and rise to somewhere between £5000.00 and £8500.00 per person for high season travel, which typically extends from June to October. Please remember that there are very few safari camps which operate from December to April. It is quite common for lodges to offer small discounts for extended stays of 7 nights or more with them.

We appreciate that going on safari in Africa is an expensive holiday, but we are always conscious of providing ‘value for money’. Our selection of safari properties for any itinerary is based entirely upon those which we feel will most closely match your requirements, whether that be budget driven or experience driven. It is sometimes very difficult to differentiate between a top-quality safari property, and one which offers a lesser experience. Accordingly, a safari which offers value for money should not necessarily be confused with a ‘cheap’ safari.

If you are planning your first safari, we suggest you look at our Planning a Safari section.