Where to go

10 locations rich in wildlife to discover…

Wildlife trips

5 related group tours. 12 related trip ideas. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

When to go

May to August is the driest and coolest season. Bird watching is best done at the start of this period and the later months are better for other wildlife, when the bush has dried.

Seasons

  • Green season

    Nov to Apr: The rains bring a time of rebirth and a profusion of birdlife.
  • Dry season

    May to Aug: The rains abate, migrant birds depart, and walking safaris begin.
  • Dry season

    Sep to Oct: Temperatures rise, game moves to the rivers, and buffalo form big herds.

Wildlife events

  • Nov to Dec: Millions of straw-coloured fruitbats congregate in Kasanka
  • Nov: Blue wildebeest gather on Liuwa Plain
  • Dec to Mar: Green season, best time for birding and animals giving birth
  • Feb to Apr: Wild dog packs emerge from the hills into the Luangwa Valley
  • May to Jun: Best time for shoebills in the Bangweulu swamps
  • Sep to Oct: Carmine bee-eaters nest along the banks of the Luangwa River

Places to stay

39 related places to stay. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.

Wildlife+

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