Zambia Safaris – Safari in Zambia
Zambia is a popular Africa destination for walking Safaris, with the Luangwa Valley being the most visited park for walking safaris. Zambia has over 12 Safari parks and reserves, however the most popular ones include the Luangwa Valley consisting of North Luangwa National Park and South Luangwa National Park, the beautiful and scenic Lower Zambezi National Park as well as the wild Kafue National Park.
Zambia Safaris have over the years become popular due to the fact that the tourism industry in Zambia has grown with the improvement in the quality of camps and lodges and with more Safari operators coming up to market and sell Zambia Safari tours.
The Victoria Falls, the most visited tourist attraction in Africa are found along the Zimbabwe and Zambia border and thus shared by these two countries. Zambia currently competes with Zimbabwe for the title of “Africa’s Adventure capital”
One of the biggest tourist activities you should not miss while on a Zambia Safari in Luangwa is the night safari. The leopard sightings during a night game drive in Luangwa valley are very high and therefore if you are enthusiastic about the big cats, Zambia is one of the best places on Africa to enjoy the big cats.
Zambia is one of the best destinations to see the African big five namely: The buffaloe, Elephant, Lions, Leopards and Rhinos. Other wildlife you will enjoy seeing while on a Zambia Safari include the wild dogs, cheetahs, the lechwe antelope common wetlands, and several other impressive wildlife species.
The best time to go for a Zambia Safari is during the dry season period of May, June, July, August, September and October. During this time, the place is dry and the animals are easy to find in large numbers near water holes. Also during this period, the grass is short and it’s easy to spot wildlife even from far. On the other hand, during the wet season, many roads are cutoff, the grass is long and the animals spread out. Some parks even close down save for the South Luangwa national Park.