Zambia in August: A Safari and Adventure Vacation

Zambia in August: A Safari and Adventure Vacation

Zambia in August: A Safari and Adventure Vacation

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Are you excited to discover Zambia’s remarkable landscapes? August is the perfect time to embark on a luxurious and adventurous journey in this stunning country.

August is a great time to visit Zambia, as the weather is dry and sunny, the crowds are smaller than during the peak season and the levels of water of the Zambezi river are perfect for the Victoria falls. This makes it the perfect time to go on a safari or enjoy an adventure in one of the country’s many national parks.

 

SAFARIS

Zambia is home to some of the best safari destinations in Africa, including the South Luangwa National Park, the Kafue National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park, and the Liuwa Plain National Park. These parks are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and leopards.

If you’re looking for a safari experience, Zambia has a number of excellent lodges and camps to choose from. These lodges offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, and they often have private plunge pools and butler service.

 

Victoria Falls

The falls are one of the main reasons why people got o Zambia, and Zimbabwe, located right at the border between these two countries is an amazing sight to look at and the entire area of the waterfalls has an incredible amount of activities for the outdoors and adrenaline lovers. 

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

 

In addition to safaris, Zambia also offers a number of adventure activities, such as:

White-water rafting: This is a great way to experience the adrenaline rush of rafting on the rapids of the Zambezi River. There are a number of companies that offer trips on different sections of the river, from the calm stretches to the more challenging rapids.

Kayaking: This is a great way to explore the waterways of Zambia. You can kayak on the Zambezi River, the Luangwa River, or one of the many smaller rivers and streams. But make sure you do this with a guide, these rivers are full of crocodiles and hippopotamus.

Canoeing: This is a great way to get up close and personal with the wildlife of Zambia. You can canoe on the Zambezi River, the Luangwa River, or one of the many smaller rivers and streams.

Fishing: Zambia is a great place to go fishing. You can fish for tigerfish, bream, catfish, and a variety of other species.

Hiking: Zambia has a number of great hiking trails, from short and easy hikes to challenging multi-day treks. You can hike in the mountains, the forests, or the national parks.

Visiting Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is a truly awe-inspiring sight, and it is definitely worth seeing it if you are in Zambia or you can cross the border and visit the falls from the Zimbabwean side. 

Devil’s Pool: Devil’s Pool is a natural pool on the edge of Victoria Falls. It is accessible most of the year, especially during the dry season, it closes from April to August depending on the water levels, but it is an incredible experience to swim in.

Zambia - Victoria Falls - Devil's Pool
Zambia - Victoria Falls - Devil's Pool

WHERE TO STAY IN ZAMBIA

Zambia has a wide range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxurious lodges. Here are a few of the best places to stay in Zambia:

Royal Livingstone: Royal Livingstone is located in Livingstone, and it offers stunning views of the Victoria Falls. The lodge has a number of luxurious suites, as well as a swimming pool, a spa, and a variety of activities, such as game drives, boat rides, and bungee jumping.

Royal Chundu: Royal Chundu Lodge is located in the Lower Zambezi National Park, and it’s the perfect place to go white-water rafting. The lodge has a number of luxurious chalets, as well as a swimming pool, a spa, and a variety of activities, such as game drives, boat rides, and fishing.

Tongabezi Lodge: Tongabezi Lodge is located in the Mana Pools National Park, and it’s a great place to go kayaking and canoeing. The lodge has a number of luxurious chalets, as well as a swimming pool, a spa, and a variety of activities, such as game drives, boat rides, and fishing.

Sausage Tree Camp: Sausage Tree Camp Lodge is located in the South Luangwa National Park, and it’s a great place to go on a walking safari. The lodge has a number of luxurious tents, as well as a swimming pool, a spa, and a variety of activities, such as game drives, boat rides, and bush walks.

Thorntree River Lodge: Thorntree River Lodge is located in the Lower Zambezi National Park, and it’s a great place to go fishing. The lodge has a number of luxurious chalets, as well as a swimming pool, a spa, and a variety of activities, such as game drives, boat rides, and fishing.

Time + Tide lodges: Time + Tide group of lodges is located in a variety of national parks in Zambia, and they offer a variety of activities, such as game drives, boat rides, fishing, and hiking.

Lions Camp: Lion Camp is an intimately private lodge, Situated in the most northern reaches of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, a truly authentic safari experience awaits you in one of the most exclusive, remote and abundant game-viewing areas of Africa. During the dry season (May to October), game viewing is impressive. 

Zambia - Accommodation Zambia
Zambia - Accommodation Zambia
Zambia - Accommodation Zambia

Planning a trip to Zambia? Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

The best time to visit Zambia is July-September, when the weather is dry and sunny. However, Zambia is a year-round destination, so you can visit anytime.

You’ll need a visa to enter Zambia. You can apply for a visa online or at the airport.

The currency in Zambia is the Zambian kwacha. You can exchange your currency at the airport or at a bank.

English is widely spoken in Zambia. However, it’s always a good idea to learn a few basic phrases in Nyanja.

Zambia is a safe country to travel to. However, petty theft can occur, so it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions.

The malaria risk is high in Zambia, so it’s important to take malaria medication.

There are a number of different activities to enjoy in Zambia, including safaris, white-water rafting, hiking, and visiting the Victoria Falls.

When planning your trip, be sure to book your accommodation and activities in advance, as Zambia is a popular tourist destination.

Zambia - Giraffes
Zambia - activities
Zambia - Restaurant

Zambia is a beautiful country with a lot to offer visitors. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, adventure, culture, or simply relaxing in a beautiful setting, you’re sure to find something to your liking in Zambia.

The best time to visit Zambia is July-September, when the weather is dry and sunny. However, Zambia is a year-round destination, so you can visit anytime.

If you’re planning a trip to Zambia, I recommend starting your planning early. There are many great lodges and camps in Zambia, and they tend to book up quickly.

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I hope this article has inspired you to visit Zambia. Start planning your trip today!

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Pablo Berenbaum
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2024-03-17
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2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
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2024-03-08
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2024-03-08
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2024-03-05
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