Here, we have put together some helpful guides on Zambia and what experiences you could enjoy when visiting. These have been written by our knowledgeable Southern Africa experts.
We categorise our types of safari into three budgets: best-value safaris, classic safaris, and luxury safaris.
09 August 2022
Sophie's Top Five Experiences in Zambia
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.
06 May 2022
Visa requirements for UK and USA passport holders
We've outlined the visa requirements for UK & USA passport holders travelling to Africa. Other nationalities should check the current entry requirements.
24 February 2022
Travel Insurance - Don't travel without it!
Travel insurance is often viewed by clients as an extra cost that can be avoided. At Yellow Zebra however we insist that all travellers are fully insured for their trip. This blog covers the major reasons why travel insurance is essential.
24 February 2022
Luggage weight limits when travelling to Africa
Here, we answer your questions on luggage limits and bag sizes when travelling to Africa. Airlines can be very strict on baggage limits, so it’s important to double-check your limit before you travel.
24 February 2022
Top most romantic sleep-outs and star beds
Here's our top best star beds and sleep-outs in Africa. With large beds and mosquito nets, you can experience a night under the stars without sacrificing any of your favourite luxuries.
By Kirsten | 14 February 2022
What's hot for 2022
Here’s our guide to Safari Africa’s most exciting developments in 2022.
25 January 2022
Animal Migration in Africa
One of the most awe-inspiring sights in nature is large numbers of animals moving together with a collective purpose.
03 November 2021
What to Consider When Planning Your Trip
Planning a safari can be very hard and it is difficult to get your head around everything you need to do. These 10 points should help you get the exact trip that you want, at a price that you like and with the best itinerary!
By James | 08 March 2021
The YZ 'Top 5' safaris in Africa
Choosing where to go on safari can be somewhat daunting! With so many first-class countries to consider, and so many different environments, species, sights, and activities to choose from, planning a trip can leave you feeling completely confused!
By James | 17 November 2020
East Africa or Southern Africa – where to safari?
Can’t decide whether you should go to East Africa or Southern Africa for your safari? Here we take a look at both areas, so you can work out which is the right destination for you:
14 April 2020
Africa’s Big Five and where to see them
A Big Five safari to Africa will include sightings of lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, and rhino! Here’s our guide to where you can see Africa’s Big Five on a safari:
31 March 2020
Top places to see elephants in Africa
Here, you’ll find the YZ top 12 places to see elephants as well as our recommended safari camp or lodge. We reckon there’s something to suit all types of travellers here!
24 March 2020
The 5 best places to see leopard in Africa
The most elusive of the Big Five members, leopards can be tricky to spot. Here’s our guide to the best places to observe leopards, to increase your chances of encountering all the Big Five during your Africa safari.
23 March 2020
Questions to ask before you go on a safari
So you've booked your safari, you're very excited, you’re looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime… however, you have some questions! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions plus answers!
By Julian | 12 March 2020
Q&A: Cape Town and Victoria Falls
We put safari specialist Wies to the test with a Q&A session, where he shares his best experiences and a few top secrets in Cape Town and Victoria Falls.
By Wies | 02 March 2020
YZ’s Favourite Photographic Hides in Africa
A photographic hide gives you the unique opportunity to view wildlife, unbeknown to the animals, at an angle you don’t get from bumping around in a vehicle or trying to approach on foot.
By Emma | 30 January 2020
Your Digital Detox: Africa Lodges Without WiFi
For those who need to go full ‘cold turkey’ on the internet, our experts have provided their top picks where you can unplug and enjoy the Digital Detox.
24 January 2020
Best Africa Safari Lodges for Solo Travellers
Our experts have divulged their favourite properties in Safari Africa that waive the single supplement. There has really never been a better time for a self-discovery adventure to Africa!
By Shona | 13 January 2020
Top 10 Safari Tips
We've rounded up our top 10 safari tips on how to get the most out of a safari in Africa:
By Wies | 13 January 2020
Best Camera Equipment for an African Safari
Below, along with YZ co-founder Julian Carter-Manning, professional photographers Will Burrard-Lucas and Marc Muench talk through their recommendations and offer a few tricks on how to snap that perfect safari photograph:
08 January 2020
Where to go for a first-time safari
Choosing where to go on your first safari can be somewhat daunting!
By Julian | 06 January 2020
The best walking safari experience: Zimbabwe vs. Zambia
Here’s YZ expert James’s guide to walking safaris in Zimbabwe and Zambia, in which he compares the experiences, the lodges, and the level of safety in each safari destination.
By James | 30 November 2019
Walking with Deb Tittle
YZ expert Emma went on a walking safari in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park with legendary guide Deb Tittle. Here Emma recalls her experience:
By Emma | 13 November 2019
Activities on the Mighty Zambezi
Listed as the fourth longest river in Africa, the mighty Zambezi offers a variety of epic activities, as YZ Charlotte discovered on her safari to Zambia in October 2018.
03 December 2018
Unusual Safari Wildlife in Zambia
Night drives provide access to an alternative world – the wildlife you don’t usually see during the day becomes abundant and opens up an entirely new experience on your safari, as Charlotte recently discovered on her trip to Zambia.
27 November 2018
Safari Purist at Heart: Africa's Most Authentic Camps
YZ co-founder Julian has picked Safari Africa’s most authentic camps, from his absolute favourite lodges in Zambia to some exquisitely intimate camps in Tanzania.
By Julian | 04 September 2018
Client Review: Deborah's Family Safari in Zambia
Deborah travelled with Yellow Zebra to Zambia for a family safari. Among the favourite properties she and her family visited were Nsolo Camp, Mchenja Bush Camp and Chongwe River Camp.
03 September 2018
Top 10 Exclusive-Use Properties for Groups & Families
We list our top 10 favourite properties in Safari Africa, ranging from a show-stopping and epically luxurious five-star house to an activity-focused getaway pad.
By Shona | 25 May 2018
Top 10 Eco-Properties in Africa
We fully embrace these properties for their efforts in becoming eco-friendly, and now we list our collection of favourite eco-camps and lodges below:
By Shona | 17 April 2018
Kids Go Free
Check out our family safari offers and deals, including Kids Go Free and other discounts on family-friendly holidays to Africa.
By Shona | 20 February 2018
Africa’s Most Instagramable Tubs: The YZ Top 25 Open-Air Baths
You might think it ludicrous to travel all the way to Africa for a bath but just take a look at these amazing outdoor tubs!
By Shona | 25 January 2018
Things For Kids To Do On Safari
Of course young children need to be kept busy, so many camps/lodges have come up with some novel ways of breaking up the regular safari routine.
By Julian | 17 October 2017
Some Like It Hot: How Animals Deal With the October Heat
With possibly one more month to go until the welcoming relief of the African rains, the question is, how do animals deal with the dry heat? Below, we highlight some of the sophisticated ways in which they cope:
By Shona | 12 October 2017
The World Pursuit’s Safari Experience with Yellow Zebra
After travelling around Africa extensively with our own vehicle and crisscrossing over 14 African nations, we need only describe the ease of journeying through Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania with Yellow Zebra Safaris in one word – amazing!
21 August 2017
Helicopters in Southern Africa
Of all the modes of transport, I do think travelling by helicopter is one of the most spectacular! From hovering over the Okavango Delta in Botswana to scenic transfers over the ocean in Mozambique, here's my top helicopter experiences:
By Kirsten | 31 August 2016
Flying on Safari
Catching a light aircraft flight is by far the quickest way and in some special cases the only way to reach remote safari lodges in Africa. Here we highlight what to expect on small aircraft flight:
04 August 2016
Where to Go Fly Camping in Africa
Fly camping takes sleep-outs to a whole new level. Think camp fire, think bush dinner, think lying under a four-poster bed mosquito net or in a boma-type enclosure seeing the Milky Way like you've never seen it before!
By Emma | 29 June 2016
The Ultimate African Bucket List
With some many incredible destinations in Safari Africa, our bucket list is never-ending. However, there are a few things that we think make up the ultimate African bucket list:
By Julian | 29 October 2015
9 Alternative Ways to Experience The Bush
If you have been on safari before, you will know how addictive it is – so here are nine other ways to build on your safari to make it extraordinary!
By Kirsten | 30 September 2015