August 29

Zambia in Pictures


By Marlin Clark on
August 29, 2023

When thinking about your next safari destination, Zambia might not immediately come to mind. However, this beautiful country in Southern Africa boasts an impressive array of 20 national parks and reserves for you to explore. And we can't get enough of exploring its wilderness! With its commitment to sustainability and conservation, Zambia offers an abundance of wildlife encounters and adventures just waiting to be experienced. Join us on a visual journey as we explore Zambia in pictures.


Encountering hippos in Northern Kafue, Image Credit: Wilderness Busanga Bush Camp

Visit Zambia's largest national park, Kafue, where special wildlife opportunities await. Along with traditional 4x4 game drives, you can explore the area along the floodplains in northern Kafue by boat. Why not immerse yourself in nature and witness a bloat of hippos up close for a life-changing experience?


Meet the elusive leopard in South Luangwa National Park, Image Credit: Shawa Luangwa Camp

Another of Zambia's remarkable regions is the South Luangwa National Park. Home to an astounding array of 60 species of wildlife and over 400 species of birdlife, this sanctuary stands out as one of Africa's finest. Keep your eyes peeled for the graceful leopards, known for their climbing skills. You can often spot them savouring their prey in the safety of a tree, outsmarting their rivals. South Luangwa has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world, so get your cameras ready!


Graceful giraffe strolling past in South Luangwa National Park, Image Credit: Puku Ridge Camp

Grab your hiking boots and embark on a journey through the heart of the African bush, where the concept of the walking safari was born. Trace the footsteps of the legendary Norman Carr, who pioneered this immersive experience in 1950. Feel the magic of encountering wildlife on foot, guided by experts who ensure your safety and enrich your understanding. You could have an intimate encounter with the Thornicoft giraffe, a species endemic to the South Luangwa National Park. 


South Luangwa National Park is one of Africa's greatest wildlife sanctuaries, Image Credit: Sungani Lodge

Covering a massive 9,050km², South Luangwa National Park beckons with its abundant offerings. Encounter the Crawshay's zebra, catch a glimpse of the endangered African wild dog, and marvel at the illustrious Big 5. There's a myriad of wildlife ready to meet you!


Paddle along the Lower Zambezi at sunrise or sunset, Image Credit: Royal Zambezi Lodge

Enjoy the wonders of the Lower Zambezi National Park as you set out on a canoe adventure, embracing the beauty of nature in all its glory. Witness the sight of elephants gracefully drinking from the riverbanks and be awed by the interactions of crocodiles and hippos in the water. For avid anglers, this destination is renowned for its abundance of fighting tigerfish, offering an exhilarating experience on the fishing front. 


The carmine bee-eater with its striking plumage in South Luangwa National Park, Image Credit: Tena Tena

South Luangwa National Park is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. We could witness the captivating interactions of waterfowl along the picturesque Luangwa River for hours. Become mesmerised by each bird species' vibrant colours and unique traits, and experience the sheer joy of identifying each magnificent resident of the sky.


See Victoria Falls from Zambia's side, Image Credit: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Experience the thundering Victoria Falls, spanning the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. While the Falls offer breathtaking views from both sides, Zambia provides a unique opportunity to access the daring Devil's Pool, a natural infinity pool for the adventurous at heart. Open from mid-August to mid-January, depending on the Zambezi River's water levels, this renowned attraction awaits those seeking an encounter with one of nature's wonders. 


Witness the grey crowned crane in Northern Kafue, Image Credit: Wilderness Busanga Bush Camp

One of Africa's premier destinations for birdwatching, Kafue National Park is a thriving wildlife paradise with an impressive variety of bird species. The northern region, in particular, is renowned for its abundant water birds that flock in during the high-water season, offering a spectacular sight.


Elephants gather to quench their thirst in Lower Zambezi, Image Credit: Time + Tide Chongwe

Whether you choose a tranquil boat cruise or opt for a game drive safari, observing the diverse array of wildlife congregating by the Zambezi River for a drink is an absolute delight. Immerse yourself in the healing ambience of nature and become captivated by the intricate family dynamics unfolding before your eyes, such as this heartwarming sight of an elephant herd with adorable little ones in tow.


Experience magical sunsets, Image Credit: Busanga Plains Camp

As the day gently transitions into twilight, be mesmerised by graceful antelopes grazing against the backdrop of vibrant evening hues. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking natural beauty, raise a toast with a refreshing sundowner in hand as the sun bids farewell in a blaze of colours and the nocturnal world awakens.


Stargazing is the ultimate way to end your day on safari, Image Credit: Time + Tide Chinzombo

Enjoy evenings under a celestial canopy of countless twinkling stars, accompanied by the soothing whispers of the night time bush in South Luangwa National Park. Elevate your experience by spending a night under the stars, and don't forget to consult our Travel Experts for the best way to include an enchanting sleep-out in your itinerary.


Embark on sunrise or sunset boat cruises in Zambia, Image Credit: Tongabezi Lodge

Hop aboard a boat and cruise along the Zambezi River to soak in the breathtaking sights as the sun casts its golden glow. Watch closely as nature comes alive or bids farewell, revealing the fascinating interplay between wildlife and ecosystems. The river unfolds a serene scene of diverse flora and fauna, forging a deep connection to the vibrant natural world surrounding you.


Hushed voices as you listen for the chirps and squeaks of the African wild dog, Image Credit: Puku Ridge Camp

Experience a thrilling walking safari adventure where you can get up close and personal with wildlife, including the endangered African wild dog. Step into their world, guided by experts, and witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. It's an extraordinary opportunity to observe their behaviour and contribute to their conservation while embracing the Zambian wilderness on foot and creating lasting memories with these animals.

Ready to Capture Zambia in Pictures?

From mesmerising wildlife encounters to stunning landscapes and unique experiences, let us help you create lasting memories. Plus, you can take your own pictures of Zambia, so the memories can live on forever. 

Contact our Travel Experts today and start planning your dream trip to Zambia.

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About the author 

Marlin Clark

Marlin was born in Johannesburg, but moved to Cape Town at the age of five. Growing up, he's always been fascinated with colours and shapes - the Lego blocks he was obsessed with as a kid are now repurposed as stationary holders on his desk. Marlin is inspired by all things beautiful, has a positive outlook on life, and is driven by a desire to make things that matter. In his spare time he enjoys expanding his knowledge on all things design-related, loves to travel, and find opportunities to improve his outdoor photography. He'll never pass up a good cup of coffee.

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