Is Zambia only for the Safari Enthusiast?
Touted as "the real Africa", Zambia has long been regarded as a destination for those who have already been to most other safari destinations and seasoned safari travellers (on average 60% of visitors to Zambia have already been on safari elsewhere). However the seclusion and untouched raw beauty of the parks not only attracts safari purists, but also first time safari-goers and those looking to experience the true African wilderness.
The pace of Zambia’s ‘safari-life’ is noticeably slower than that in neighbouring countries. For first time safari-goers looking to dip their toes into the Zambia wilderness, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi provides the perfect combination for the first time visitor. When compared to other big name safari destinations, Zambia offers excellent value for money without compromising on wildlife interactions. The game viewing here is prolific, with huge herds of elephant, buffalo and great large lion prides. Zambia's Luangwa valley is also well regarded as the best place in Africa for leopard. In summary, this is definitely not just a location exclusively for safari connoisseurs!