Zambia is a landlocked country, surrounded on all sides by no fewer than 8 countries (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Namibia and Botswana to be precise). Under colonial rule, it was called Northern Rhodesia. These days, many old safari hands call it Africa’s Last Eden. A Zambia safari is an unforgettable experience.
Introduction to Zambia Safaris
Sangeeta’s Note: I first seriously looked at Zambia as a “must see” wildlife destination when I read a book called “Eye of the Elephant” by Mark & Delia Owens, authors of the even more famous book “Cry of the Kalahari”. Since then, I have read many books and seen many movies about the wild places and the people of Zambia and each exploration has revealed a new depth to this fascinating country. Chalo Africa is excited to offer some off-the-beaten-path safaris to an already off-the-beaten-path country!
Zambia is a particularly attractive safari destination because in addition to regular vehicle-based game viewing, it is the home of the “walking safari”. It is here that the famous conservationist Norman Carr started this practice and I can tell you from personal experience that few things on safari are as exciting as tracking wildlife on foot. Zambia is also the home of night drives, a practice that allows visitors to track elusive nocturnal animals like leopard, aardvark, genets, civets and bushbabies.