This month our guest blogger The Luxury Safari Company shines a spotlight on Zambia for a look at some of their luxurious tented camps. Idyllic places to relax after an exciting day out looking for wildlife.
Zambia has long been known as one of the secret places in Africa to take a luxury safari, but it’s sometimes overlooked in favour of neighbouring Botswana. However Zambia has the most amazing game viewing and can often be better value than Botswana. Zambia has huge vistas, escarpments, rolling hills, vast rivers and much more so you're spoilt for choice when it comes to where you go and what you do. You can do everything from canoeing safaris to walking and everything in between. The Zambian people are some of the warmest and friendliest people you could hope to meet on a luxury safari which makes your journey there even more special. Here we outline Zambia's top luxury tented camps:
Sausage Tree Camp – Lower Zambezi
Sausage Tree Camp is located in arguably the best location in the Lower Zambezi for game viewing. With fantastic views of little islands in the Zambezi River (which are often covered in hippo and elephant) this tented camp is semi permanent with vast white tents and exceptionally luxurious interiors. The guides here are some of the best in Zambia and will get you up close and personal with lion, leopard and elephant. The game viewing here is dramatic and exciting.
Tena Tena – South Luangwa
Once again this luxury tented camp is semi permanent and has fantastic views of the Luangwa River below – during the dry season you will often see wildlife from your tent and will enjoy spending time under the cool canvas of this stylish and quirky intimate tented camp. Here the game often wonders through the camp during the day and you will often see elephant and much more from your room.
Chinzombo Camp – South Luangwa
It is a bit cheeky to call Chinzombo a tented camp but your room is certainly made out of canvas – it just happens to be an extremely luxurious tented suite with a private plunge pool and extremely luxurious fittings and fixtures everywhere. This camp has a superb view of the Luangwa River and there are regularly hippos right in front of camp. There is also a beautiful leopard which can be seen relaxing on your verandah at night, if you keep quiet and don't disturb him.
Busanga Plains Camp – Kafue
Kafue is one of those magical places which is not included in enough luxury safaris in our opinion. It is very wild with lots of wildlife and some of the best bird watching in Africa. Busanga Plains Camp is also incredibly special and is located in the wilds of Kafue, with game often wondering curiously through camp. Everything here revolves around wildlife and a stay here will truly and utterly set the standard for all future safaris.
Find out more about Zambia luxury tented camps with The Luxury Safari Company. They are passionate about Africa and provide access to off-the-beaten-track, unknown and exclusive luxury experiences, top safari camps throughout the continent and the best rates – all with friendly, professional service.