A country almost half the size of Europe, the attractions here are enough to keep you for a host of holidays. There are19 national parks, 6 major lakes, the Zambezi River and the incomparable Victoria Falls. An astounding 743 species of birds have been identified, as well as all the wildlife species found on the sub-continent.
Zambia is centrally located in southern Africa. To the east lies Malawi and Mozambique, to the west is Botswana and Angola. The Zambezi River separates Zambia from Zimbabwe in the south, while the DRC and Tanzania lie to the north. Zambia’s countryside forms a plateau, approximately 1300m above sea level and offers one of the most gentle climates found in Africa. There is a degree of comfort even at the height of summer. Western Zambia is dominated by the Zambezi and Kafue river systems, which seasonally flood large tracts of land, rich in wildlife and birds. Near the eastern border, the Luangwa Valley is one of Africa’s most well-known wildlife reserves.
Time to travel
There is no time when Zambia needs to be avoided. It is a summer rainfall area, with afternoon thundershowers being common during December to March. Game viewing is at its easiest during the dry hot months of October to December, when temperatures often exceed 30 degrees C. It is seldom that temperatures fall below freezing in winter (May – August), which is characterised by cool nights and warm clear days. The Victoria Falls is at its fullest in the first half of the year and the flow is much reduced during the last half, when rafting is at its wildest.
Unique experience – the Reserves
The sheer number and vast differences in the Reserves makes Zambia unique. Luangwa Valley is the home of the ‘Walking Safari’, the Bangweulu Swamps, the vast Kafue and the Zambezi are just a few.
Why book your African Safari in Zambia with Falcon Africa Safaris?
Founded in 1990, Falcon Africa Safaris is owner-run, and has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise over two decades.
- In the early 1990’s, Falcon Africa Safaris, invited a group of leading scientists to explore Zambia’s fauna on a Fly-in Safari that was documented on television and in print.
- Based on first-hand experience, Falcon Africa Safaris knows the best combination of camps to suit your needs.
- We know how to maximise the time you have for your once-in-a-lifetime trip. For this reason, we specialise in fly-in safari packages for Zambia.
- We can offer you a large variety of trips that include the Kafue, Luangwa, the Zambezi, Bangweulu and Victoria Falls.