Zambia is a vast landlocked country set on a plateau some 3,000 high in the heart of southern central Africa, offering some remote and beautiful national parks as well as the world famous Victoria Falls, with a breadth and depth of accommodation to suit all people.
Mobile – these ‘trails’ or ‘fly’ camps are erected and collapsed (but not by you) as part of a mobile safari and are comfortable, 9’x9’ dome tents with simple en-suite facilities and are a great way to get to see and feel Africa in a good level of comfort without the trappings and expense of permanent camps and lodges.
Tented (semi-permanent) – these camps comprise larger, Meru style tents, with en-suite facilities, and are open for safari season but close at the end of October/early November when the heavy rains arrive.
Tented (permanent) – these mid-range camps form the core of accommodation within Zambia, and comprise large tented rooms usually under a thatched roof, raised off the ground with en-suite facilities and a private deck.
Luxury Lodges – this is the highest level of accommodation in Zambia and comprises elegant and stylish accommodation, each individually designed and luxuriously equipped with both indoor and outdoor facilities and a private deck. Lodges can sometimes use canvas as one of the materials but to call them ‘tents’ would be a little disingenuous.
Hotels – a number of the major hotel chains operate hotels, principally in and around Livingstone (for Victoria Falls) that range from 3* to 5*. These hotels can though be a little noisy during peak season with over-flights of the Falls.