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The country is also home to the breathtaking Victoria Falls

Zambia lies landlocked in the heart of Africa and is blessed with remote and unspoilt areas teeming with wildlife

Landlocked Zambia shares borders with Angola, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as the world’s second shortest border – a mere 157 metres where it briefly meets Botswana at Kazungula. Formerly known as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia is one of the largest and most diverse countries in Sub-Saharan Africa but, despite this, doesn’t have quite the same notoriety as some its neighbours as a major safari destination. Of course, visits to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls have long been popular, but relatively few visitors venture any further than the environs of the Zambezi River.

However, those in the know who visit regularly for a tailor made Zambia safari holiday are happy for things to stay this way as it keeps the bountiful National Parks lovely and quiet and creates an extraordinary safari experience. The best known of the parks are the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks, both of which have abundant wildlife and a wonderful array of places to stay. Easily linked by daily flights to both Livingstone and the capital Lusaka, they are often combined with Victoria Falls to create a delightfully varied safari circuit.

For visitors looking for almost complete privacy when on safari, the smaller North Luangwa and Luambe National Parks border the more famous South Luangwa and are great for escaping the crowds, exploring on foot and getting a feel of what safaris must have been like many decades ago. Equally, the Western and Northern parts of the country have some breathtaking places to visit, including the Kafue National Park and the truly wild Liuwa Plain National Park where just one permanent lodge sits right at its heart.

True adventurers will relish the chance to make their way North, visiting the Bangwelu Swamps, the source of the mighty Congo River and the Kasanka National Park, which plays host to the world’s largest bat migration in November and December. When planning a luxury Zambia holiday it is worth noting that the whole country, with the exception of Livingstone, is very much a seasonal destination. The summer rains render much of the country inaccessible between November and April each year, although a small handful of camps within the South Luangwa, and one in the Lower Zambezi remain open.

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