​User Reviews – Zambia

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Derek Addison   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2023

Email Derek Addison  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Vibrant, welcoming people
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Superb stay at Wild dogs in Lusaka and crocodile camp in south Luangwa (mufwe).
Helpful and welcoming at all times, bush drives all good and couldn't fault.

William Schelling   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2023

Email William Schelling  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Under rated.
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We booked to a part of Zambia that we were not familiar with. South Lawanga, not hard to get to but not all that easy, which made it perfect for us. We did not want the over touristing that can occur in some parks. The Thornicroft Lodge was perfect. Very comfortable, food was exceptional and the expert management was reflected in the entire experience. Game drives were always fun, and sometimes quite exciting. Due to the lower volume, animal sightings were often not overrun with other vehicles, and the game was quite plentiful. One person who insured our trip exceeded expectations was Elina Phiri, who manages the lodge. She insured that all went smoothly, from game drives to making sure we were where we supposed to be on time. I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone.

Lyn Nguyen   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 16, 2023

Email Lyn Nguyen  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Wild and natural- an untamed destination
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Enjoyed my safari to south luangwe national park and the booking went really smoothly. Your company, Ntanda tours, who offered the itinerary and safari bookings were really communicative and I got fast and helpful responses. Would use safari bookings again to find possible tours and itineraries.

Veronica Alvarez   –  
Norway NO
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 24, 2023

Email Veronica Alvarez  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Fortunately not too popular yet. We were two of very few tourists in amazing and beautiful places.
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We went during the green season, at the end of the rainy season. Lovely weather, very few tourists, a lot of wildlife easy to spot if you are with an experienced guide. Unfortunately some roads were still flooded and closed, but it didnt impact hugely our plans. We visited Kafue National Park (highly recommend Nanzhila Lodge) and Livingstone. It was perfect!

Lisa Wilson Foley   –  
France FR
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Nov 8, 2022

Email Lisa Wilson Foley  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Wonderful Zambia
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Zambia is a country that I had not ventured but perhaps I was saving it to understand it’s beauty after having visited many of the more frequented African countries.

The Zambezi River is a phenomenal place to get close to wildlife via canoe or motorboat. Watching a family of elephants swim across the river was special as was experiencing hippos so close. Don’t leave Zambia off your bucket list-you will be sorry!!

Philippe   –  
France FR
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2022

Email Philippe  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Very friendly country
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Amazing game drive, a lot of animals, big cat's and birds. Very pleasant atmosphere everybody helpful, whether the guide, the staff in the hotel or passenger in the bus.

Mary Fleming   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 16, 2022

Email Mary Fleming

A very friendly country with some amazing sunsets and animals
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We had a really great holiday particularly in the parks and getting so close to the animals. The people we met - in airports, shops, hotels, taxis, parks and other attractions - were really welcoming and helpful. It was lovely to find out so much about this country. We liked sitting in the peace and quiet of Thornicroft Lodge near South Luangwa park, watching the animals across the river and listening to the hippos in the river. We also enjoyed Victoria Falls although October is not the best time to visit here (water is getting low). The sunset cruise on the Zambezi from Victoria Falls Waterfront was really good and the sunset unmatched. We ate some delicious food during our stay and the local beer was good too. All in all a very memorable holiday.

Julie   –  
Indonesia ID
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 6, 2022

Email Julie  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

True Wilderness Destination
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We’ve just taken a wonderful trip to Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks with Wilderness Horizon Safaris who I contacted through this site. Both Parks were top class for wildlife viewing with very experienced guides. Both of the camps we chose, although mid range, were very comfortable with wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable staff who couldn’t do enough for us. The meals were outstanding. We’ve been on many safaris in different countries in Africa but we think Zambia was one of the safest and you really have the feeling you’re in remote wilderness in the Parks as we rarely saw another vehicle. Missing it already and can’t wait to go back.

Mrs Aysha Lakhi   –  
Zambia ZM
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 22, 2022

Email Mrs Aysha Lakhi  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Zambia in the sun, the rugged side of Africa
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We visited the Royal Zambezi Lodge as a family group of 8. A very long, bumpy, dusty ride. 4WD vehicles essential to traverse the rugged terrain and seeing elephant and buck roaming in the GMA. Check-in was pleasant and efficient and activities very efficiently organised. HALAL MEALS were accommodated and of excellent standard. Chef willingly shared a recipe or two! The monkeys in dining area, became tedious and downright annoying with their antics of pouncing down from the trees and making off with our food. This applied to relaxing on our private deck too as crunching on a snack out there was out of question. Chalets and facilities tastefully decorated and the thrill of walking to the boma with the possibility of encountering an elephant was exciting . Staff were always at hand to escort guests to and from their chalets making it calm and safe. I was in the Frontier Suite where elephant, hippo, buck and baboons were literally grazing under the balcony/deck.

Stanley   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: July 2021 Reviewed: Jul 25, 2021

Email Stanley  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The review below is the personal opinion of Stanley and not that of SafariBookings.
Hustlers thieves, officials,police,ruin what would otherwise be a wonderful tourist destination
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Zambia is a beautiful country with so much to offer, but traveling up from Botswana, there is a stark difference -the official's police and the Botswana people are friendly and efficient, (been several times) , have never been hustled in Botswana -the moment you arrive in Zambia there will be a hustler at your door -the Botswana officials expedite you quickly and efficiently -The Zambian side will keep you for hours -But that we can deal with.Livingstone(Vic Falls,) was empty this year of tourists, one would think they would welcome the ones who do come,but there we felt immediately like we were a mark, and constantly harassed and hustled, beware of the money exchangers and hustlers, do NOT deal with them,even if it costs a bit more, use a bank or ATM, where you are nor surrounded -they will come at you in gangs and try to distract you as others steal from you -this happened to us with our international guests who had money stolen, the police are no help,so don't expect any help there, we did go to the Livingstone police but they laughed at us and said we most probably dropped the money ourselves -so they find it a joke and obviously are not there to help tourists -our guests said it spoilt their experience there, and I doubt will recommend anyone else to go there

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