Zambia & Zimbabwe

Zambia & Zimbabwe Luxury Holidays

Wild Africa

Home to the mighty Victoria Falls

Lesser visited, but no less enticing

A visit to Zambia and Zimbabwe is an opportunity to experience truly wild landscapes, as well as the incredible animals that inhabit these magnificent countries.

Breathtaking sights

From vast dry plains in Zambia to lush pine covered mountains in Zimbabwe and everything in between, these two countries have a truly eclectic mixture of landscapes to explore. Despite being landlocked, great rivers flow through Zambia and Zimbabwe, and with lakes such as Lake Tanganyika, where white sandy beaches provide the perfect gateway to snorkelling with tropical fish, there is no shortage of cooling water activities.

To combine adventure with wildlife, paddle a canoe down the Zambezi River, where you may even pass crocodiles, hippos and elephants along the way. For souls seeking an adrenaline boost, fun-filled pursuits such as rafting, bungee jumping, gorge swings and helicopter tours are exciting and unique ways to experience the famous Victoria Falls, a Unesco World Heritage Site on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. If you’d rather enjoy the natural wonder at a slower pace, there are plenty of other opportunities to view the thundering water with a walking tour or sunset river cruise.

Adventures in the wild

On a trip to Zambia and Zimbabwe it’s possible to catch a glimpse of all of the ‘big five’ African animals, and plenty more. With so many parks to choose from, visitors can tour them all or choose based on the experiences on offer. In Zambia, follow animal tracks through the bush in South Luangwa National Park, experience the magnificent wildebeest migration in Liuwa Plain National Park, or look for lions, leopards and cheetahs in Kafue National Park, which holds impressive diversity of wildlife and habitats.

In Zimbabwe, head to Matobo National Park for a chance to see rhinos, or Hwange National Park to see some of the biggest elephant population in Africa. There is a special experience to be had in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park; it is remote and wild and close encounters with zebras, hippos and elephants are almost guaranteed.

Cultural experiences

To get your fill of culture, wander the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, an ancient settlement dating back hundreds of years that remains an important emblem of the nation. The site is best visited at sunrise or sunset, making it even more striking, and guided tours can be arranged for those interested in the city’s history. In Zambia, Shiwa Ng’andu, a country estate built by a British aristocrat, makes for an interesting visit. Today, the site is a working farm focussed around a grand mansion, with a whole community nestled around it. An already fascinating visit can be made even more appealing by stopping at Kapishya, an idyllic hot spring forming a pool surrounded by white sand and lush plant life.

Make your dream a reality

To book your dose of wildlife and nature in Zambia and Zimbabwe, simply get in touch with the team by phone or live chat. We’re here to help you plan your perfect trip to enjoy these beautiful countries in safety and luxury.

where to stay


Our specialists are experts at putting together complex holidays and can help you to tailor-make your perfect trip. Below is a selection of the hotels we love in the region, but it is by no means exhaustive, so do please give us a call on 01244 322770 and we can help you to create the trip of your dreams, complete with the hotels and experiences that are perfect for you.

  1. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

    In an idyllic setting high on a plateau and in view of the setting sun, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge offers an unforgettable African experience.
  2. Victoria Falls Hotel

    Victoria Falls Hotel

    Step back in time with the colonial splendor of the Victoria Falls Hotel. The corridors and hallways of this beautiful hotel are adorned with drawings and photographs of a bygone time, and the furnishings and opulent surroundings are a testament to an era of grand travel.
  3. The Hide Lodge

    The Hide Lodge

    Nestled in the heart of the Hwange National Park, a stay at The Hide is everything you could want from a safari holiday.
  4. Singita Pamushana Lodge

    Singita Pamushana Lodge

    Sitting high upon a sandstone ridge, Singita Pamushana Lodge has been designed in celebration of the rich tribal heritage of ancient Zimbabwe.
  5. Ruckomechi Camp

    Ruckomechi Camp

    Quietly nestled amongst shady acacia and mahogany trees, and overlooked by the majestic mountains of the Great Rift Valley, sits Ruckomechi Camp.
  6. Royal Chundu

    Royal Chundu

    Nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River is a tranquil hideaway like no other. Royal Chundu epitomises romance and adventure, entwined with luxury at every turn.
  7. Luangwa Safari House

    Luangwa Safari House

    In the Great Rift Valley, near the banks of the Luangwa River, sits a private house unlike any other. The stunning Luangwa Safari House is the ultimate luxury getaway for friends and family.
  8. Chiawa Luxury Tented Camp

    Chiawa Luxury Tented Camp

    Stay at Chiawa Camp and you’ll discover the magnificent Zambezi River and its abundance of wildlife, whilst experiencing unparalleled luxury in a simply stunning location.

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 26 years in travel industry
Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia & Indo-China 26 years in travel industry
Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 37 years in travel industry

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