Luxury Zambia Safari Lodges A curated selection of Zambia's best safari lodges

Zambia is a truly remote, rustic destination, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. We’ve found some wonderful luxury Zambia safari lodges where you’ll be more than comfortable. Take a look.

The country offers more opportunities than almost anywhere else to get away from it all. Thanks to our curated collection of luxury Zambia safari lodges, you can do this in comfort and style.

Zambia is also truly a place to reconnect – whether with the invigorating energy of Victoria Falls, or the more mellow vibe of some of the more remote national parks. Wherever a river runs through it, you’ll find that the line between safari activity and indulgent inactivity becomes marvellously blurred.

You’ll get an authentic sense of being a pioneer, and of walking paths that are anything but beaten. Indeed, some luxury Zambia safari lodges are only open during certain seasons. Combined with indulgent comfort and being greeted like a prodigal family member, this only adds to the feeling that you’ve discovered somewhere very special.

Water features prominently in most Zambian safari itineraries, with many of our favourite luxury Zambia safari lodges overlooking rivers. During the dry season, these channels prove irresistibly attractive to wildlife, resulting in spectacular game-viewing opportunities – sometimes without even having to get out of bed.

Comfortable though they are, we can guarantee you’ll want to leave the lodges so as not to miss out on the compelling wildlife action happening all around you. Zambia lets you go someplace new, while still feeling completely at home.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is set on the Zambezi River. © Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Livingstone

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma takes its name from David Livingstone’s two most trusted companions, and this luxury Zambia safari lodge remains faithful to the spirit of pioneering exploration that theseContinue Exploring…...

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The Royal Livingstone has easy access to the Victoria Falls. © Anantara

The Royal Livingstone | Livingstone

Just upstream from where the Victoria Falls thunders into Batoka Gorge, luxury Zambia hotel The Royal Livingstone offers incomparable views over the forested banks of the Zambezi River. The sightContinue Exploring…...

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Stop for refreshments during your game drive from Sausage Tree Camp.

Sausage Tree Camp | Lower Zambezi National Park

On the banks of the Zambezi, in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, is the luxury Zambia safari lodge, Sausage Tree Camp. Enjoy exceptional wildlife sightings from yourContinue Exploring…...

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After the rains you can canoe the waters near King Lewanika Lodge.

King Lewanika Lodge | Liuwa Plains National Park

The first permanent camp in the wild and isolated Liuwa Plains National Park, King Lewanika Lodge is set on the upper Munde stream. The luxury Zambia safari lodge has sweepingContinue Exploring…...

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Campfire sunsets at Shumba Camp are something else.

Shumba Camp | Kafue National Park

Known for the tree-climbing lion that use surrounding trees as vantage points, Shumba Camp, a luxury Zambian safari lodge, has panoramic views of Kafue National Park. With the vast herdsContinue Exploring…...

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Chinzombo’s villas have private plunge pools.

Chinzombo | South Luangwa National Park

Shaded by ancient msikzi trees on 24ha of private land, Chinzombo offers uninterrupted panoramas over the Luangwa River. Combining modern architectural forms with organic materials and indigenous building methods, eachContinue Exploring…...

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You’ll see elephant on your game drives from Tena Tena.

Tena Tena | South Luangwa National Park

Nestled between a long stretch of the Luangwa River and a cluster of lagoons, Tena Tena is a magnet for the richly varied wildlife of the South Luangwa National Park.Continue Exploring…...

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Game drives from Busanga Bush Camp might take you to lion.

Busanga Bush Camp | Kafue National Park

Set on a tree island in Kafue National Park, Busanga Bush Camp has just four tented suites overlooking the Busanga Plains – land of some of the best lion- andContinue Exploring…...

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Chiawa Camp | Lower Zambezi National Park

There’s a reason guests keep coming back to Chiawa Camp, a luxury Zambia safari lodge in the Lower Zambezi National Park. It could be the warm and friendly service, theContinue Exploring…...

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Nkwali is set on private land overlooking the Luangwa River.

Nkwali | South Luangwa National Park

Set on private land overlooking the Luangwa River and South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is the kind of bush camp that provides a real taste of Africa. Watch leopard roamContinue Exploring…...

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Explore the waters of Old Mondoro by canoe.

Old Mondoro | Lower Zambezi National Park

Overlooking the Zambezi River, the unfenced and in-the-wild Old Mondoro bush camp offers the chance to truly get away from it all and connect with nature. With walking, canoe andContinue Exploring…...

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Sip sundowners right next to the Zambezi at The River Club.

The River Club | Livingstone

Set on a bend of the Zambezi, just a few kilometres from the mighty Victoria Falls, is a tranquil escape. Whether you want to relax by the bubbling river, enjoyContinue Exploring…...

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Have a picnic on a river island at Thorntree River Lodge. © African Bush Camps

Thorntree River Lodge | Livingstone

There’s something immensely calming about spending time in a luxury Zambia safari lodge that has water flowing past it, especially when – as in the case of Thorntree River Lodge –Continue Exploring…...

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