​User Reviews – Zambia

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Ryan   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2010 Reviewed: Dec 4, 2020

Email Ryan  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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because, i liked it.

Naghirah   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2017 Reviewed: Feb 2, 2020

Email Naghirah  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Everything was real u see the wildlife, the vegetation so green the waters so blue which makes the scenery beautiful

Halley   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2019 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2019

Email Halley  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Beautiful spot on the River
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The safari overall was spectacular, just so much fun seeing all the animals in their natural habitats. The time we were there (mid October) was very hot, we felt it and so did the animals. So because of the heat many of the animals were not out and about, but still very much enjoyed everything Lower Zambezi had to offer!

Hakan Olsson   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2019

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

Even better than expected, we had a wonderful but too short visit to South Luangwa.
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We have travelled a lot in Southern and Eastern Africa visiting most of the great parks and South Luangwa stands out as one of our favourites after a previous visit. An Eden of scenic beauty and this time during high season there was wildlife everywhere and something to see behind each corner. And the park is never crowded. Flatdogs and Nkonzi are truly nice places, well managed with excellent food and comfortable safari tents. Elefants and hippos sharing the camp grounds are part of the bush feel. Guiding was superb including walking safaris and night drives.

Graeme   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 29, 2019

Email Graeme  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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I used Gondwana Tours to organise my entire tour, and it was absolutely superb. July is a brilliant time to visit South Luangwa, with cool mornings, warm afternoons and mild evenings, all perfect for wildlife watching. Accommodation with Flatdogs Camp and Nkonzi Bush Camp was to a brilliant standard, with great food, comfortable beds and knowledgeable, insightful guides. Wildlife density and diversity are both excellent, including four of the Big Five. My absolute highlight was being able to get really close to leopards, providing some amazing opportunities for photos with these beautiful cats. I would go back in an instant!

AS   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Mar 8, 2019

Email AS  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent experience!
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We used Luciano Tours and Travels to book our vacation and everything was fantastic. They were even able to help with some immigration issues and were very good about checking in with us to make sure everything was going smoothly. Zambia is a beautiful country, Livingstone and the Falls is always a pleasure and cannot say enough good things about South Luangwa national park. Highly recommend!

Wild Edu   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Dec 28, 2018

Email Wild Edu  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Guillaume d'Autichamp   –  
France FR
Visited: October 2018 Reviewed: Oct 31, 2018

Email Guillaume d'Autichamp  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

African safari as it should be
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We visited Zambia for our Honeymoon in this October.
I decided to travel back here after an incredible first visit 5 years ago. We visited Kafue, both Luangwa Parks and of course livingstone and the falls: What a wonderful and rewarding experience !!
- wildlife viewing was superb : we just missed cheetah and rhino but saw 7 leaopards during our trips, lion, loads of hippos, Elephants, koudous impalas, pukus , zebras and buffaloes and encountered less common species such as sable antelope, hartebeest, a pack of 20 wild dogs (in south luangwa), bushpigs. Except near the Mfue gate we had the animals for ourselves!
Whats really liked in parks such as Kafue is that we had to really search game : find some clues (footprints), track them down and in the end...we were rewarded
- Safaris and guidings were excellent: our guide in North Luangwa was able to find lion footprints, we followed these footprints and we able to discover a lone male Lion that roares and jumped from a busm just 20m ahead of us! Moreover guides are friendly, very accessible and give great explanations. We mixed, game drives, night drives canoe and walking safaris.
- Accomodation was exclusive, rustic (made from natural materials) : we were 100% part of the wilderness
- Food was 100% hand cooked and really delicious

All in all what is so special with Zambia is that you do not feel the commercial aspect of the safari industry : you have excellent and dedicated guides for yourself (no tourist buses here), you feel the bush vibe (no tared roads, no fences), tourists densities are low (in Kafue we were alone in our camp) and some of the industry benefits are dedicated to local communities which is great

We absolutely recommend this marvellous country !!

Tetsuji Ida   –  
Japan JP
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Sep 25, 2018

Email Tetsuji Ida  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Want to come back again!
Overall rating

Wildlife and birds are exiting. We saw a lot.
Camp site was also exiting, so close to wildlife and unexpectedly clean and comfortable.
Food was also nice, thanks to our nice guide, Daniel who knows a lot about nature.

Karel Stein   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2018

Email Karel Stein  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The review below is the personal opinion of Karel Stein and not that of SafariBookings.
Not as good as Botswana
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I was at the Croc Valley Camp at south Luangwa NP.
Good accomodation, most lousy Safari vehicles ever seen. Never felt safe or Comfortable.

Average User Rating

  • 4.6/5
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  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding

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