Popular Routes – Zambia

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

Popular Routes in Zambia

Popular Routes Where Wildlife Viewing Is a Major Part of the Tour

The best way to visit the parks in Zambia is by small aircraft. Zambia is all about in-depth safaris. It is not unusual to spend your whole holiday in one or two parks getting to know them thoroughly. Aside from game drives, walking and boat safaris are usually part of the package.

Zambia's Best (1.5 to 2.5 weeks)

  • Victoria Falls (1 to 3 days) is Africa’s most spectacular waterfall
  • Kafue National Park (3 to 5 days) is one of the largest parks in Africa and known for great leopard sightings
  • South Luangwa National Park (3 to 6 days) is Zambia’s premier park, famous for its walking safaris
  • Lower Zambezi National Park (3 to 5 days) is great for canoeing safaris -seeing animals from this vantage point is spectacular


Popular add-ons:

  • North Luangwa National Park for walking in pristine wilderness
  • Liuwa Plain National Park for a truly remote wilderness experience
  • Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage for visiting the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world

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