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Safari camp businesses in Zambia

Although some safari camps in Zambia are permanently placed, many are seasonal to comply with local environmental laws. Each year at the beginning of the safari season in April, seasonal camps are essentially built from scratch. An oasis of calm and luxury is created, especially geared to the discerning adventurer. Enjoy all the amenities you would expect from quality accommodation alongside the intoxicating flavour of the Zambian bush. When assessing accommodation options consider value for money, location, views, size of camp (number of rooms), management style and camp atmosphere, food quality and dining arrangements (communal or individual), service levels, variety of activities, quality of guiding, relaxation opportunities and game-viewing potential are all hugely important factors to consider. Your overall safari experience will be determined by a variety of factors, and not just comfort levels.
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Zikomo Safari Camp
Safari camp
South Luangwa National Park
With 9 spacious chalets, you can book your stay with Zikomo Safari Camp for an unforgettable experience in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. Room facilities include bar, braai, gym, restaurant, South Luangwa National Park, swimming pool, terrace and Wi-Fi. Zikomo Safari Camp’s placement in the isolated Nsefu sector will give you immediate access to one of the least crowded and most wildlife rich areas in the world.
Nsobe Game Camp
Safari camp
Ndola
Nsobe Game Camp is the perfect place for game viewing, bush walking, birding, fishing, canoeing or just relaxing. At the main camp, the luxury en-suite safari tents make for a great outdoor experience in the wild. There are two self catering chalets, eight sleeper Fisherman's Cabin and six sleeper Birders cabin.
Angle Zambia
Safari camp
Livingstone
Enjoy friendly hospitality and tented luxury accommodation at Angle Zambia's Barotse Tiger Camp which is perfect for multi-day fishing excursions. You are guaranteed to enjoy unparalleled fishing adventures in one of the most pristine and remote freshwater fishing locations you can imagine. This camp offers comfort within an ambiance of cool and rustic elegance.
Thorn Tree House Livingstone
Safari camp
Livingstone
Thorn Tree House Livingstone offers the perfect setting for an authentic and wild safari experience. The camp offers 4 luxury chalets with comfortable beds, non en-suite but sharing great ablutions with 4 steaming hot showers and 4 flush toilets, the chalets have 2 single beds which can make doubles or twins.
Potato Bush Camp
Safari camp
Lower Zambezi National Park
Potato Bush Camp sets high standards in the new era for small exclusive luxury tented safari camps! This African contemporary design perfectly balances the raw structural integrity and natural beauty of solid Zambian Rosewood and dramatically compliments the use of traditional canvas.
Sausage Tree Camp
Safari camp
Lower Zambezi National Park
Under shading Mahogany trees with outstanding views, Sausage Tree Camp, sleeping only 16 guests offers a civilized approach to a true bush experience with lavish attention to detail. The central dining and bar area is fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the Zambezi River and low set reed islands teeming with game.
Luangwa River Camp
Safari camp
South Luangwa National Park
The main area stretches over various elevated decked levels amongst which a tempting double plunge pool with a waterfall linking the two is situated. Seating areas around the pool or in the shade of the open plan bar on the highest level all offer uninterrupted views across the river and into the National Park.
Mukambi Plains Camp - Busanga
Safari camp
Kafue National Park
A trip to the Busanga Plains brings a sense of adventure and the desire to explore the unknown. The Mukambi Plains Camp in Busanga provides four big well-furnished safari tents with two twin and two double en-suite open air bathrooms and a raised central viewing area overlooking the plains.
Shumba Camp
Safari camp
Kafue National Park
The bar and dining area is shaded by spectacular fig trees and boasts magnificent vistas over the open wildlife-rich plains. Dinner takes place either on the deck or in the cosy boma, along with a little Zambian culture while the camp's main deck is a perfect place to star gaze or relax after your evening meal.
Mukambi Fig Tree Bush Camp
Safari camp
Kafue National Park
Fig Tree Bush Camp overlooks a large lagoon, 1.7 km long and about 60m wide. This lagoon maintains it's alluring water throughout the season attracting an array of wildlife including elephant, puku, impala, warthog, zebra, and hartebeest. Predators like lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena are regular visitors.
Tsika Island
Safari camp
Lower Zambezi National Park
Offering visits to the Mugurumeno Basic School and the cultural village on the nearby mainland as activities. The Chiawa community has pledged exclusive use of Tsika Island to Chongwe, which in turn has pledged $50 of each bed night to directly benefit the community, making them real partners in the project.
Mayukuyuku Bush Camp
Safari camp
Kafue National Park
With 4 luxury en-suite permanent safari tents, Mayukuyuku Bush Camp gives you an intimate relationship with nature. Each safari tent overlooks the Kafue River with its own verandah, hammock, en-suite bathroom, open sky hot showers and flush toilets. The camp offers a wide range of activities.
Old Mondoro Camp
Safari camp
Lower Zambezi National Park
Overlooking a maze of hippo-inhabited islands from a grove of Acacia trees that tower above the massive elephant bulls that seem to be constantly feeding on them, this is perhaps the most beautiful site in the Lower Zambezi National Park and certainly one of the most remote. For those wanting a premier safari in a small camp.
Puku Ridge Camp
Safari camp
South Luangwa National Park
The camp is located on the edge of an escarpment in a private location in the South Luangwa with incredible game viewing from the main areas as well as guest tents. The oversized safari tents, all with indoor and outdoor showers. Endemic species include Thornicroft's giraffe, Crayshay's zebra, and Cookson's wildebeest.
Kuyenda Bushcamp
Safari camp
South Luangwa National Park
Your room is a simple but cosy grass rondavel, circular hut complete with paraffin lanterns, swathes of mosquito netting and an open-air ensuite bathroom with a large 'safari' drum shower. From the panoramic windows you can look out onto the surrounding plains and the incredible game that frequently saunters through camp.
Sindabezi Island Camp
Safari camp
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
Sindabezi has only five open-sided thatched cottages, allowing guests to soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush in the perfect, pristine setting. Views across the flood plains of the Zambezi and into the nearby National Park complete the experience. Sindabezi Island is a short distance downstream from Tongabezi.
Lion Camp
Safari camp
South Luangwa National Park
Relax and unwind during your safari holiday. Built on raised wooden platforms, they are linked to each other and the main area by a raised wooden boardwalk. Each chalet has either a four poster king-size double bed or twin beds, and a walk-in mosquito net. They are all ensuite with a shower and toilet, and have private decks.
Nkwali Safari Camp
Safari camp
South Luangwa National Park
Nkwali is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. On private land outside the park, a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park by boat or across the pontoon.
McBrides' Camp
Safari camp
Kafue National Park
McBride's Camp provides a peaceful, wild and rustic wildlife experience inside Kafue National Park. The camp is very remote with no signs of human life. With only seven chalets the safari experience is private and personal. The camp provides activities that include day game drives, game viewing by boat, fishing, bird watching.
Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp
Safari camp
Kafue National Park
The camp is located in the far south of the largely undeveloped and unspoiled Kafue National Park. This is a 12 bed camp which is in the very heart of the African bush and offers amazing game viewing opportunities. The camp offers a tranquil, intimate encounter with Zambia's finest wildlife.
Chiawa Safaris
Safari camp
Lusaka +3
Chiawa Camp, Old Modorro and Puku Ridge Tented Camp all offer an authentic experiential safari, where the focus is on the surrounding bush, the river, the wildlife and you. They offer the highest standards in service and guiding together with a strong focus on responsible tourism and conservation.
Thorn Tree Safaris
Luxury camp
Livingstone
Thorn Tree Safaris are based in Livingstone, Zambia only 4km from the spectacular Victoria Falls. Prana House - a 14 bedded self catering house and luxury tented camp set away from town, in the most tranquil of bush settings with 10 luxury chalet tents that can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests at any one time.
Shoebill Island Camp
Safari camp
Samfya
Accommodation in 5 safari tents under thatch roofs and reed cottages. Each has 2 beds, an ensuite shower and flush toilet. Has panoramic views over the swamps and gets its name from the Shoebill. The island is on the edge of Zambia's Bangweulu Wetlands – an enormous flooded wilderness of low islands, reed-beds and shallow lagoons.

Safari camps

Although some safari camps in Zambia are permanently placed, many are seasonal to comply with local environmental laws. Each year at the beginning of the safari season in April, seasonal camps are essentially built from scratch. An oasis of calm and luxury is created, especially geared to the discerning adventurer. Enjoy all the amenities you would expect from quality accommodation alongside the intoxicating flavour of the Zambian bush. When assessing accommodation options consider value for money, location, views, size of camp (number of rooms), management style and camp atmosphere, food quality and dining arrangements (communal or individual), service levels, variety of activities, quality of guiding, relaxation opportunities and game-viewing potential are all hugely important factors to consider. Your overall safari experience will be determined by a variety of factors, and not just comfort levels.

Safari camps in Zambia

For those that are a little more adventurous, Zambia has a number of fantastic seasonal and mobile tented safari camps from which to choose. The non-permanent, safari camps allow you to be fully immersed in nature. The safari camps are often erected for three to six month periods following the great migration and other wildlife movements, putting you in the best locations for game viewing. Most of Zambia’s safari camps are based in and around the country’s national parks, rather than in private concessions.

Sometimes the safari camps are set up prior to guest arrival with beautiful, remote locations specifically chosen for their proximity to the game as well as, of course, to provide guests with magnificent scenery, an untouched wildness which allows for very special game viewing experiences. Campsites are semi-permanent and erected in the open bush. There are no fences and wild animals can roam freely, it is considered safe yet certain clients are nervous of this experience.

The main advantage of Africa's mobile tented camps is that the camp moves several times throughout the year, keeping close proximity with wildlife movement, always being in the right place at the right time of year for the best sightings. The other major advantage of choosing to stay in a tented camp is that your experience of sleeping in nature is greatly enhanced - there is nothing quite like hearing the sounds of the night and the wild, the distant bark of wild dog or the roar of a lion. It is exhilarating and invokes an awareness of truly being in the wilderness.

This style of safari is that the location of your camp is chosen depending on when and where the wildlife is most dense, and it allows access to some of the more remote parts of the reserves away from other visitors, where permanent structures are not permitted safari camps are about an authentic safari experience, stripped of the unnecessary barriers to an intimate, exclusive wilderness experience, without sacrificing any comfort or convenience.

Accommodation

Typically in Zambia the safari camps are small and quite intimate, sometimes with just three or four guest rooms; large safari hotels are not the norm in Zambia. Many camps are still owner run and hosted by dedicated people with in-depth knowledge of the bush, thus considerably enhancing your safari experience. Almost all safari camps have en-suite rooms or tents, most with flushing toilets and running water. The simplest may be constructed largely of reeds; others will be tented in concept, while in some you’ll find permanent structures of wood or stone, with glazed windows. Yet wherever you are, standards are generally very high – so even where mod cons are apparently lacking, you’ll still have hot water on call and exceptionally well-designed toilet facilities!

Security from wild animals at night

This may well have an impact on your choice if you are intending to stay ‘under canvas’. Some properties will be surrounded by electric fences, whilst others will offer open access to all animals. Sleeping ‘under canvas’ is clearly more adventurous and takes you ‘closer to nature’ than sleeping behind a solid wall. This is a huge advantage, and indeed, perhaps part of the real safari experience, allowing you to enjoy something memorable and different from home. However, it is important that you feel comfortable, and not nervous, about your choice of accommodation.

Ablution facilities

It is quite common these days for safari camps to offer en-suite flush toilets and plumbed showers. However, more adventurous camps may have open-air bathrooms, long-drop (a hole in the ground with a box-seat over it) or chemical toilets and/or traditional ‘bucket’ showers (hot water provided on request, but a limited amount for each shower). Occasionally, facilities may be shared and/or located separately from your sleeping tent.