Things to Do in Zambia

Zambia offers a variety of experiences to allow you to see both the country and its wildlife in unique, exciting ways. Apart from traditional game drives during both day and night, a safari in Zambia can also consist of walking, canoeing, boating, flying, rafting and more.

Things to do

One of our favorite things to do in Zambia is a walking safari in the South Luangwa. As the home of the walking safari, getting out on foot here is incredible. Safely approaching animals on foot while also learning about the smaller aspects of the bush is something truly special and unique. For those who enjoy getting on the water, try your hand at wrangling a tiger fish or maybe go on a canoe safari on the mighty Zambezi River, slowly floating as elephants cross the river using their trunks as a snorkel. The versatility of experiences here is sure to keep you entertained—you may never want to leave!

Canoeing on the Zambezi River

Canoeing on the Zambezi River

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

The Zambezi is renowned for truly spectacular canoeing as it provides you with the chance to see game from a wholly different perspective...looking up at it instead of down!

Children of the wilderness camp out

Children of the wilderness camp out

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Brave the wilderness and venture out into the bush with Kaingo Camp's children of the wilderness camp out experience. Sleep under the stars near a waterhole and encounter its nocturnal visitors during your exhilarating overnight stay.

Wildlife Adventure Off the beaten track
Elephants at Mfuwe Lodge

Elephants at Mfuwe Lodge

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

In November, as the season changes in Zambia, the many wild mango trees start to drop their bright orange fruits. These attract huge numbers of monkeys and birds, but also much larger wildlife!

Fishing on the Zambezi River

Fishing on the Zambezi River

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

The Zambezi River is host to some of the most incredible fresh water sport fishing in the world with both spinning and fly fishing, on a strictly catch and release policy according to the park rules. The most popular quarry is the infamous Tigerfish.

Game Drives in the South Luangwa

Game Drives in the South Luangwa

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Game drives are the most common way of exploring the African bush. A vehicle allows you to cover distance quickly and comfortably and offers visitors the best opportunity of getting very close to wildlife in a safe and controlled way.

Game Viewing in the Lower Zambezi

Game Viewing in the Lower Zambezi

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Game viewing in the Lower Zambezi National Park, with varying options such as game drives, boat and canoe safaris, or bush walks, is the highlight of any safari trip to Zambia.

Green Season Game Drives

Green Season Game Drives

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

The Green Season, Rainy Season, Emerald Season, Secret Season - what ever you decide to call it, this is a beautiful time of year to be on safari. Activities are rarely disrupted by weather and the bush is full of life.

Kaingo Kids family safari experience

Kaingo Kids family safari experience

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Take part in the Kaingo Kids program at Kaingo Camp for a unique family safari experience full of adventure and discovery. Educational and fun, this program will inspire and entertain our younger guests.

Wildlife Adventure Off the beaten track
Mulberry Mongoose workshop

Mulberry Mongoose workshop

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Take a trip to the workshop of Mulberry Mongoose, a local company which employs local women to create fantastic hand-made jewelry and accessories, while giving back to the community and the environment.

Culture Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track
Night Drives

Night Drives

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

If you get the opportunity to head out after sunset you should take it. The bush transforms under the cover of darkness as the nocturnal wildlife gets going. Using a spotlight your guide will scan the bush for eye-shine picking out some great action.

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