4x4 Zambia Safaris - Self drive Holidays and Camping

Exploring the Zambia Safaris on a Self-Drive Tour and other Southern Africa destinations on self-drive safaris and cross-border trips. Adventure Safaris in Zambia in the heart of Africa is where the majestic landscapes of Luangwa National Park and the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls await. With the flexibility of self-drive tours and the convenience of Renting a 4×4, your Zambia journey will be unforgettable. One of the highlights Zambia safari is a visit to Luangwa National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning sceneries. Self-driving through this park on your own, you will have a chance to spot iconic African animals. With the option to stay in midrange lodges or campsites, Luangwa National Park offers a truly immersive African safari experience. For a better experience in Zambia, consider renting a car from Lusaka for added convenience and flexibility. With the freedom to explore at your own pace and stop wherever your heart desires, you’ll be able to create your adventure and tailor your journey to suit your preferences.

North Luangwa National Park provides unique opportunities to explore the remote and untouched part of Zambia. Self-guided safaris through this pristine wilderness offer a chance to see elusive African species such as wild dogs and aardvarks. In such places you can have guidance of knowledgeable safari ranger guide, to learn about the flora and fauna while contributing to the preservation of this special ecosystem.

All visits to Zambia complete with an experience at the wonder of Victoria Falls. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Victoria Falls is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe with majestic waterfalls – a sight to behold, with a thundering cascade of water plunging into the depths of the gorge. Consider a one way safari from Lusaka to Victoria falls with an option of camping to save on your African holiday in Zambia

Visiting Zambia on a self-drive Tour

Zambia is a dream for many travelers – It offers several guided tour options with several agencies. However, the flexibility and freedom of a self-drive tour in Zambia is an attractive alternative for those who prefer to set their own pace. With us, prepare for a self-drive tour because there is always an element of uncertainty and excitement in being a pioneer in the less-travelled areas. Usually, there is also a touch of anxiety whether one is under or over-prepared for an African self-drive journey. This can be particularly concerning for remote or rural destinations like the southern and northern Luangwa where there is limited information available for planning such a trip.

4x4 Zambia - Self drive Tours and Car Hire
4x4 Zambia - Self drive Tours and Car Hire

Researching the destinations to visit in Zambia

Start by obtaining information from books, and maps that regard the destination you wish to visit in Zambia – Places where which have been documented by former travellers. Our team will always be very useful and usually provide very detailed information as to the best places of interest and various other details regarding road and Zambia’s national park conditions. However, always keep a backup with printed information and maps, as internet access may not always be available in more remote areas. If there is anybody who has been to the destination, utilize their experience. For all self-drive tours in Africa, the most updated source of information it is based on experiences and is usually quite detailed. Any information through the experiences of others is likely always to be the most accurate. This can only be determined through information obtained that is close to the actual time of travelling. Always recheck information just before departure.

The Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring site on the Zambezi River, bordering the town which is also called Victoria Falls, and is 685 meters wide and 108 meters high. They are described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, also known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falls are at their peak in April, the spray from the falls can be seen as far as 30 km away. The falls are at their lowest from October to December, but this is the best time to see the rock formations. The most dramatic flow of water is from May to June, and this is when the Falls are at their most spectacular. Victoria Falls is a must-see, and it is worth spending time to view it from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides to get the full splendour of the site.

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa Covers an area of, 9050 sq. km, located at the southern end of the Great Rift Valley. The park has unique oxbow lagoons, rivers, woodlands, the Mopane woodlands, and the hills of the Nyika Plateau at the Eastern Escarpment – Which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley.  On your self-drive tour of this area, combine all these to make an outstanding holiday with an amazing variety of wildlife. The changing habitat in this area accounts for the variety of animal species found here. The Thornicroft’s giraffe is unique to the Luangwa Valley, with other species including the Cookson’s wildebeest. The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the lifeblood of this park. All species of animals are found in the valley except the rhino, which has been extinct since 1990. The park boasts a wide variety of wildlife and excellent leopard viewing, as well as the normal big game. There are over 400 species of birds in the park, and the vegetation is truly stunning. From the Luangwa River with its valley’s riverine, to the hills, the woodlands, and the plains, this is one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in Africa.

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Kafue National Park

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Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is the largest National Park in Zambia, covering an area of 22,400 square miles. The park is situated in Zambia’s savannah region and is drained by the Kafue River, the Lufupa and the Lunga Rivers. Kafue National Park was established in 1950 and is an extremely important park for Zambia. Unfortunately, it has been poorly managed, and the wildlife has been poached heavily, and its beauty tarnished by farmers settling on parkland. Despite the environmental problems in Kafue, the Busanga Plain located in the northwest region of the park is one of Zambia’s most important wetlands and is a particularly significant area for wildlife, particularly birds and this is one of the best spots for game-drives for especially on self drive tours

Kafue Park consists of a vast, undulating plateau with river valleys to the north and south, and almost all vegetation types in the Zambezi basin are represented. Its large size and full complement of plains game, including many rare antelope species such as roan, sable, and the endemic Kafue lechwe, make it one of the prime parks in Africa. The combination of the Busanga Plains, the streams of the Lunga and Lufupa, and the Kafue River itself make for a wide variety of animal and bird species in a wide range of habitats. This gives it great tourism potential, which can be a significant source of revenue for the country, making Kafue a very valuable conservation area.