Written by Sophie, ex-safari specialist who was an invaluable member of our team from November 2016 to August 2018. Sophie has narrowed down her most memorable experiences from her trip to Zambia’s most famous areas, to include seeing aardvark on two separate occasions, watching wild dog, and meeting an old friend.
I recently spent three fantastic weeks in Zambia, revisiting places I know well and exploring new areas. Having managed several bushcamps in Zambia, I have been lucky enough to really get to know what goes on in the country, as well as the brilliant people who live there. On my last trip, for the first time I saw everything from the other side – I was a guest rather than a manager.
When I was told I was going back to Zambia on an educational trip, I don’t think I stopped smiling for a week. Zambia is my favourite safari destination – I love its wilderness, the feeling of remoteness, and all the different activities it has on offer. I have been asked for a list of my top five experiences on the trip! This is a difficult one, as I was utterly spoilt by the wildlife and everyone I met – I have some very happy memories.