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Zambia might be gloriously wild with some of Africa's best game viewing, but we're happy to garnish raw nature with decadent treats. Take our guest who, during a game drive in Kafue National Park, mentioned to his wife that he'd kill for an ice cream. The guide overheard and relayed the information back to camp. Just hours later, the couple turned a corner on their late afternoon drive to discover a freshly built ice cream stand in the bush, with a waiter spooning out the cool stuff. A&K: turning mirages into reality.

Our safari guides, of course, know more about wild animals than ice creams and sorbet. A lot more. Selected for their specialist knowledge and passion for the wilderness, they're part of a multi-centre regional team that has offered luxury travel in Southern Africa for over forty years. Along with 24-hour emergency contact, its size and reach can create flexible itineraries, with long-established local relationships generating unique experiences: behind-the-scenes-tours of Victoria Falls Bridge, and exclusive safaris with leading conservationists.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent Zambian holiday  - imagine wilderness the size of Wales - where the vast watery landscape hum with life including the Kafue red lechwe. It's a wonderful aperitif for Luangwa arguably the continent's finest game park: a stage for expert walking safaris to get up close and personal with the prolific game.

South Luangwa spawns fabulous memories from our returning clients including a perfect sundowner at one of A&K's favourite tented camps, Sanctuary Puku Ridge. As with the ice cream stand, it was a splendid symmetry of time and place, with guests arriving on an escarpment minutes before sunset to discover, to their amazement, a full bar and hot canapés - a perfect paring with the dramatic widescreen views.

Further south the Lower Zambezi National Park, a haven for elephant, hippo and birds, has camps drizzled along the immense valley's serene riverbank. You'll almost certainly want to garland your A&K Zambian safari with Victoria Fall's mile-wide curtain of water. The smoke might thunder but it won't ruin your camera or clothes - our guides carry ponchos and dry bags for off the heavyweight spray. Trust us, these are holiday shots you will not want ruined.

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Useful info

Fly to

Livingstone (Zambia) or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) via Johannesburg

flying time

12 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT +2 hours


Required for UK passport holders

A UNIVISA (a multi-entry visa for Zambia and Zimbabwe) can now be obtained on arrival. The UNIVISA will allow you to travel across the border from Zambia into Zimbabwe if your itinerary includes a trip to view Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side this is the visa you need.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if travelling from an endemic area

Best time to travel

April - June, when the water levels are at their greatest


The best time to travel is between April and June, there is little to no rain rainfall and the Falls are at their fullest. These are the winter months therefore temperatures will only peak at around 20°C, although days are clear and bright.

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Zambia Offers

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Regions we travel to in Zambia

Suggested itineraries in Zambia

Quintessential Zambia

from £5,995

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Highlights of Zambia

from £2,995

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Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet

from £51,230

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Classic Zimbabwe and Zambia

from £4,665

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A True Family Adventure to Zambia

from £4,975

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Active Zambia

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Suggested accommodation in Zambia

Sanctuary Puku Ridge Tented Camp

South Luangwa

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Chiawa Camp

Lower Zambezi

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Shumba Camp

Kafue National Park                             

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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park

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Islands of Siankaba  

Livingstone & Victoria Falls  

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Our top Zambia offers

Botswana & Zambia

Family Botswana & Zambia

Family Offer Save up to £2,730 per child
Stay a minimum of 2 nights at any Sanctuary lodge or camp in Botswana or Zambia and one child under 15 sharing will stay free of charge when sharing with two adults. Based on 2 adults and one child travelling on the Classic Botswana, prices start from £5560 per adult and £1085 per child including international flights and taxes. There are age restrictions at some of the camps and lodges. Valid for travel from now until the 31st March 2015 and 1st November to 20th December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.


Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

On safari in Botswana

Save up to £600pp
Stay in either Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Stanley's Camp, Chief's Camps or Chobe Chilwero Lodge for five night and pay for four when traveling between 1st April - 30th June 2015. Prices from £3,720pp. Save up to £600pp. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.


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