Zambia is one of the best destinations for a Safari in Africa given the high concentration of wildlife in its major Safari Parks. The African Big five(leopard, Elephant, Buffaloe, Lions, can be spotted when you visit at least two parks in Zambia. Other wildlife you will see in Zambia include the Hippos, Giraffes, Hyenas, the rare wildogs, wildebeest, Zebras and several antelope sub species.
Zambia has some fascinating endemic sub-species of wildlife like the Thornicroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeest and Crawshay’s zebra.
The other interesting Antelopes are kafue lechwe and the black lechwe which are found in Swampy areas.
Zambia is also one of the best destinations in Africa for the night safari, where you can spot the leopards and nocturnal animals such as porcupine, genet and bushbaby.
Best Time for wildlife viewing in Zambia
During the Dry season months, game viewing safaris in Zambia are popular since its easy to spot the wildlife as they converge along rivers and waterholes as water becomes scare in other areas. The best months are May, June, July, August, September, and early October.