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Often described as 'the real Africa', Our Zambia tours explore one of Africa's most amazing and rewarding country's to visit.

Zambia offers some of the best safari tours in Africa, boasting excellent wildlife experiences, including world-class bird-life and big game to rival anywhere in Africa. Our clients on our Zambia tours often remark that Zambia is so much less touristy than its more popular neighbours.

Our Zambia tours will take you to a variety of wildlife parks, with the South Luangwa National Park being the pick which is home to Victoria Falls, Africa's largest waterfall and well know as the adventure capital of Africa'.

Our Zambia tours are also an angler's dream, as the mighty Zambezi River attracts fishermen from around the world in search of the hard fighting tiger fish and the elusive giant vundu.

Although not the easiest country to get around, our Zambia tours are a perfect way to experience Zambia whilst still retaining an element of comfort and security you'll be hard-pressed to find when travelling independently. Safaris in Zambia are a once-in-a-lifetime experience - book one today.

Need more inspiration? Here are some quick facts that will make you want to explore Africa.

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Do you want to know more about Zambia and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?

Contact the Zambia tourism board for more information.

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Is it safe to visit Zambia?

Zambia is generally very safe to visit. In the bigger cities and tourist areas, you should watch out for con artists and muggers. Avoid areas along the Zambia-Congo border, especially around Lake Mweru, due to civil strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

When is the best time of the year to visit Zambia?

The best time of the year for game viewing is during the dry season (May to October). September and October can be extremely hot. From November to April, the rainy season results in beautiful, green landscape.

What should you wear in Zambia?

You should wear neutral colours for safari, shorts for hot days and lightweight trousers for walking in the bush and towns where the dress code is conservative.

Can you drink the tap water in Zambia?

The tap water is not safe for drinking in Zambia. You can buy bottled water at most shops, and it is cheap.

What is the official currency of Zambia?

The currency used in Zambia is the Zambian kwacha (ZMK), which is subdivided into 100 ngwees.


I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

Amazing tour. Any issues we had were addressed in a timely fashion and the resolutions were satisfactory. My only complaint is the driver picking us up was late and none of the cell numbers worked when we tried to call and figure out what to do.

I purchased my rid tour as part of a group coupon. Is obituary hesitant but my tour was great. The staff at Encounters were professional and helpful. I had a lot of questions but no one made me feel like a pest. Good experience.
I always wanted to go to Morocco and I finally got to go last September. I'm glad I chose this tour group. They were professional and attentive. Good times!

Anthony has been a pleasure to work with and when he is not available, other members of the team respond in a timely manner. I have booked a total of 6 trips since December 2013 and plan to book more to fill my bucket list.

When a single women in her 50's, traveling from the US to Egypt, stumbles across a website offering a tour, and then they make her feel totaling comfortable about every step of the process, you know you've hit a homerun!


Zambia Country Guide

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Time: GMT+2
Dial Code: +260
Area: 752,618 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Zambia is the Zambezi River at 329m (1,079 ft.) | The highest point in Zambia is Mafinga Central in the Mafinga Hills at 2,339m (7,674 ft.)
Population: 17,609,178 (2018)
Capital: Lusaka
Governemnt: Republic, Representative democracy, Presidential system
Language: English, Bemba

Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in South-Central Africa. The country borders the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Tanzania to the northeast, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west.

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia, located in the central part of Zambia. Majority of the population can be found around Lusaka in the south and in the Copperbelt Province. In 1964, Zambia became independent of the United Kingdom. The World Bank named Zambia one of the world's fastest economically reformed countries in 2010.

The country has a tropical climate and the landscape is characterised by high plateaus with some mountains, hills and river valleys. Zambia has two major river basins: the Zambezi/Kafue basin in the centre and the Congo Basin in the north. Zambia is positioned on the plateau of Central Africa, and the country experiences two main seasons: the rainy season (November to April) and the dry season (May/June to October/November).

There are 14 ecosystems in Zambia, which are divided into thicket, woodland, grassland, and forest vegetation types. Around 242 mammalian species live in Zambia. The Kafue lechwe and the Rhodesian giraffe are endemic to Zambia. An estimated 757 bird species can also be found in the country. The Zambian barbet is a well-known species endemic to Zambia.


  • Lake Tanganyika - an African Great Lake and the second oldest freshwater lake in the world.
  • Liuwa Plain National Park - a park with one of the oldest conservation histories in Africa and abundant wildlife.
  • Shiwa Ng’andu - a grand country estate and manor house in the north of Zambia.
  • Devil’s Pool - a natural rock swimming pool next to the Victoria Falls, with spectacular views.
  • Lilayi Elephant Nursery - an elephant nursery that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants in Kafue National Park.
  • Bangweulu Wetlands - a wetland ecosystem by Lake Bangweulu and an important bird area.
  • Kafue River - the longest river within Zambia and the largest tributary of the Zambezi River.
  • Petauke - a town and seat of the Petauke District in the eastern province of Zambia.


  • Malaria is prevalent in Zambia, so wear long sleeves and pants in the evenings.
  • If you are going to Victoria Falls or Lake Tanganyika, bring your swimwear for rafting.
  • US dollars are widely accepted at lodges, restaurants and hotels throughout the country.
  • Tipping is at your discretion, but rangers, trackers and lodge staff will appreciate it.
  • Pack a comfortable pair of shoes for walking safaris and exploring the wilderness.
  • Wear sun cream and a hat to protect yourself from the sun in the summer.
  • Bring your own prescription medications - don’t count on being able to get them there.


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