User Reviews – Zambia
Email Derek Addison | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Vibrant, welcoming people
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.
Email William Schelling | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
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.
Email Lyn Nguyen | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Wild and natural- an untamed destination
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.
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.
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!
Email Lisa Wilson Foley | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
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!!
Email Philippe | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Very friendly country
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.
A very friendly country with some amazing sunsets and animals
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.
Email Julie | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
True Wilderness Destination
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.
Email Mrs Aysha Lakhi | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Zambia in the sun, the rugged side of Africa
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.
Email Stanley | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Hustlers thieves, officials,police,ruin what would otherwise be a wonderful tourist destination
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