Zambia is a large land-locked country towards the southern-central part of Africa bordering several countries including Angola, Malawi and Zimbabwe; it shares one of the 7 natural wonders of the world – Victoria Falls – with Zimbabwe.

Access to Zambia is primarily via flights into Lusaka or Livingstone from Johannesburg or road transfer (or short light aircraft flights) into Mfuwe from Lilongwe in Malawi or into Livingstone from Kasane in Botswana. Both in themselves superb countries to visit.

Sitting principally on a high plateau (some 4,000 feet above sea level) gives Zambia a generally pleasant and moderate climate although the long rains that arrive each November, and last into early March, can make getting around on non-tarmac roads somewhat of a challenge.

The safari pioneers of the early days (especially the late Norman Carr) brought, and then perfected, the concept of walking safaris to the South Luangwa and to this day a walking safari has to be one of the best ways to really connect with your surroundings.