Pretty much located in exactly the heart of ‘Safari Africa’, Zambia is a bit of an oddity. It has some of the best game viewing in the world, yet is one of the least-visited destinations for a safari. It has some luxurious properties, thanks to Wilderness Safaris, but it is known for its adventurous offerings rather than its cosseting comforts. It is a completely landlocked country, yet its three great rivers – Kafue, the Luangwa, and the Zambezi – truly set Zambia apart.
Due to its size, Zambia can often prove difficult for the usual safari crowds to visit – it requires quite a lot of logistical planning, which is why Zambia always makes our ‘must-experience’ list for the safari aficionado and avid adventurer.
With little to no crowds, an almost never-ending list of undiscovered national parks, and a peace ranking that makes it one of the safest countries in Africa, Zambia is by far the best destination for an under-the-radar safari. Below, we’ve picked our top three parks to visit: