Hippos, Zambia

Zambia

On your Zambia safari with Zegrahm Expeditions, you’ll journey by hot-air balloon, by boat, and by foot as you travel into the depths of this fascinating country in search of the yellow baboon, the tiny four-toed elephant shrew, and Thornicroft’s giraffe. Our guests discover Zambia, Africa’s best-kept secret, in the company of renowned Africa safari guide, Lex Hes, making this Zambia travel experience insightful and unique. Your Zambia safari encompasses three national parks – Kafue, Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa – and hopefully introduces you to leopards, hippos, crocs, majestic fishing eagles, and so much more, while evening brings luxury tented camp accommodations and reliving the day’s adventures with like-minded world travelers.

Upcoming Zambia Expeditions

  • Ultimate Botswana

    Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

    February 14March 6, 2017

    Visit some of Africa’s most remote and diverse camps with expert naturalist Lex Hes, from the elephants of Damaraland and the Himba people of Namibia to the leopards of South Luangwa National Park and the lush Okavango Delta.

  • Zambia & Zimbabwe

    Wildlife Along the Zambezi: Zambia & Zimbabwe

    September 18October 4, 2017

    In the company of famed expedition leader Lex Hes, we’ll journey along the mighty Zambezi River and its huge populations of African wildlife—marvel at Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall; search for leopards in South Luangwa National Park; and view elephants in Mana Pools National

  • Southern Africa's Diversity

    Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

    February 14March 6, 2018

    Visit some of Africa’s most remote and diverse camps with expert naturalist Lex Hes, from the elephants of Damaraland and the Himba people of Namibia to the leopards of South Luangwa National Park and the lush Okavango Delta.

  • Plains & Primates: Zambia & Rwanda

    Plains to Primates: Zambia & Rwanda

    September 6September 22, 2018

    A brand-new expedition, this overland adventure travels from the vast savannas of Zambia to the dense rainforests of Rwanda. In open 4x4 vehicles, by boat, and on foot, you'll search for the once nearly extinct red lechwe, leopards, and mountain gorillas, as well as over 300 bird species.

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Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Zambia

  • Buffalo Weaver
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    Let's Get Small - A Look at Africa's Little Five

    July 20, 2016 | Blog Post

    While much attention is rightly paid to Africa’s Big Five, we believe the continent’s smaller wildlife deserve their due, as well. Enter Africa’s Little Five. These tiny fellas often get overlooked—and not simply because of their minuscule size. Yet they play a vital role in maintaining the diverse and delicate African eco-system. So, let’s take a closer look these half pints.

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    Fairy Terns, Seychelles
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    A Birder's Vocabulary

    March 16, 2016 | Blog Post

    Brent Stephenson is an ornithologist who spent years studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand.

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    Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List
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    Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List

    October 22, 2015 | Blog Post

    Before any adventure in the African bush, you have to let go of some baggage. Weight limits on light-aircraft charters vary, but 33 pounds is probably the max. Packing light for safari is the key.

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  • Hippos, Zambia
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    Nature's Miracle—Mana Pools National Park

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    As the Bible story goes, Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years, sustained only by manna, a food source that miraculously appeared. In that same vein, Mana Pools National Park provides life-supporting nourishment to hundreds of species that make their home in the Upper Karoo forests of northern Zimbabwe.

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    Zambia
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    Stanley and Livingstone - Victoria Falls, the 'Scramble for Africa,' and Those Four Famous Words

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    It is one of the most famous and oft-repeated quotes in history: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

    For Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the presumption was a reasonable one to make, given that he and David Livingstone were the only two Europeans to be found in Ujiji, a small village along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, on November 10, 1871.

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    Brand-New Itineraries in 2016

    April 25, 2015 | Blog Post

    For 25 years, we have been taking inquisitve travelers to the ends of the earth; in 2016, our trend continues. We're offering 35 unique adventures next year, 11 of which are brand-new itineraries!

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  • Gray-crowned crane
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    Zambia Highlights

    October 25, 2011 | Blog Post

    Our land program to Zambia recently came to an end, and we were lucky enough to receive some phenomenal pictures of the safari. A first for many of our travelers, they had incredible up-close views of lions and much more. Below are pictures and an excerpt from the journal of Lex Hes, our guide and one of Africa's premiere naturalists.

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    Children in the Wilderness
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    On Location: Zambia's Children in the Wildnerness - Part II

    June 7, 2011 | Blog Post

    As part of our 2010 “World of Thanks” donation, Zegrahm sponsored a camp for Zambia’s Children in the Wilderness program.

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    Children in the Wilderness
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    On Location: Zambia's Children in the Wildnerness - Part I

    June 2, 2011 | Blog Post

    As part of our 2010 “World of Thanks” donation, Zegrahm sponsored a camp for Zambia’s Children in the Wilderness program.

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  • Elephants
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    Elephant Extravaganza on Zambia 2010, Part II

    November 15, 2010 | Blog Post

    Excerpt from the Welcome Home Letter written by Expedition Leader Lex Hes from our second 2010 Zambia departure.

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    Lioness
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    Our First-Ever Zambia Expedition—A Great Success!

    November 4, 2010 | Blog Post

    Excerpt from the Welcome Home Letter written by Expedition Leader Lex Hes from our first-ever October 2010 Zambia expedition.

    For me there were a few “lifers” on this trip: no less than three mammal species (oribi, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, and sun squirrel) and four bird species (pennant-winged nightjar, Bohm’s bee-eater, sooty chat, and red-throated twinspot).

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    Wild dog
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    On Location: Another Wildlife-filled Return to Africa

    March 19, 2010 | Blog Post

    For those of you who have traveled with me before, I sincerely hope that you enjoyed seeing our little bit of Africa at a very different time of year—the Mombo and DumaTau brought back some happy memories and, of course, created new ones.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.