Perhaps Zambia’s most well-known safari destination is South Luangwa National Park, one of the best kept secrets as the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The gentle terrain, the life-giving rivers and the amazing diversity of wildlife species makes it one of the favorite safari destinations for frequent safari travelers. It is widely believed that South Luangwa has the highest density of wildlife in all of Africa, with its concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons making it among the most intense safari experiences on the continent. The now famous ‘walking safari’ originated in South Luangwa and is still one of the finest ways to experience Africa’s pristine wilderness first-hand.
For those travelers who love to explore more remote wildlife destinations, Lower Zambezi National Park is still relatively undeveloped and wild. Within its almost 1600 square miles, you’ll find a true wilderness that is only accessible to a small number of travelers. Here, there are no paved roads and, due to the small number of safari camps, you’re unlikely to see other travelers as you venture out on your game drives. And the presence of the Zambezi River offers a unique combination of land and water activities, including catch-and-release fishing for the tigerfish – known to anglers as one of the most sought after fresh water game fishes in the world.
Kafue National Park is one of the largest national parks in Africa and remains largely unexplored but holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife. With Africa Parks, a non-profit conservation organization that is responsible for the rehabilitation and management of protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities, recently being awarded the management of the park, Kafue is situated to become one of the jewels of Zambia and Africa!