Walking with giants


Wild & remote

Zambia’s big game and abundant birdlife revolves mostly around three great rivers – the Zambezi, Luangwa & Kafue. It offers impressive wildlife diversity as well as some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent. It is also the land of the legendary African walking safari and the concept of exploring the bush on foot over multiple days was first pioneered in the South Luangwa by one of the continent’s finest operators. There remains no greater sense of excitement than creeping past a herd of elephant, glimpsing an elusive leopard or a pride of lions when on foot.

However, there is much more to Zambia than just walking safaris. On the Zambezi River you can slip silently into a canoe to glide past elephants & wallowing hippos or stand in awe as the river falls away into the Zambezi Gorge creating the thundering Victoria Falls. A unique proliferation of family operated outfits has given rise to a number of seriously stylish private houses and luxury bush lodges – the perfect intimate spaces to go off-grid with your friends and family.

You Will Love

• The great rivers of Zambia
• The original and the best for walking safaris
• Flocks of beautiful bird life
• Private homes for hire
• Wonderful wilderness areas

Zambia’s diverse regions
from the Luangwa to Livingstone

South Luangwa National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park

Unforgettable experiences in Zambia

A selection of our favourite places to stay in Zambia

A collection of safaris in Zambia

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.

Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

This trip to Zambia was truly wonderful and we enjoyed every aspect and every minute of it. Thank you!

Jan & Vicki Van den Driesen

Zambia is Africa in its raw form - big rivers - the Luangwa & Lower Zambezi are magical places to enjoy the birds and wildlife.

Jeffrey Shewell - Zambian specialist

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