There is something special about Zambia that touches the heart and soul.  It’s also a favourite Art Safari destination for painting elephants and big cats!  Sketch and explore this amazing country with its wilderness landscape, breathtaking lakes and intense concentrations of wildlife congregating along the banks of the great rivers.

The friendly people seem to have a special bond with the natural environment here, which is probably what David Livingstone discovered during his 30 years in Zambia. 

Zambia’s premier national park, an undeniable Africa gem, is South Luangwa National Park in the northern province, and so close to Malawi that you can easily combine the two countries.  This is the area we know best, having spent many months there over the past 10 years of Art Safari.  We’re involved with the Mfuwe area in particular, having built up many friends and partners over the years and have a permanent base on the banks of the Luangwa River at Thornicroft Lodge.  Artists are particularly well-known in South Luangwa as Mary-Anne knows the area so well and all of the other safari guides greet her by name.

In this friendly country you can visit the earth’s biggest waterfall Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes and wetlands, a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness.   Zambia is acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, whose people live in peace and harmony.

The lodges and camps in Zambia are small, with unique charm and character and offer top quality service. Blessed with 17 waterfalls, including the spectacular Victoria Falls, Zambia offers holidays filled with adventure and scenic beauty. 

You could extend your Art Safari tour and take part in a wide range of high-action activities: from the legendary walking safari deep in the wilderness to world-class river rafting, bungee jumping into the deep gorge below the Victoria Falls, abseiling, canoeing safaris down the Zambezi, river surfing, and excellent Tiger fishing.

African sunsets can be truly breathtaking and make the visit even more worthwhile. 

Read about our Art Safari to Zambia 2018

To plan a tailormade safari to Zambia please contact us at Close Encounters Africa