Africa's Last Wild Frontier

Where the local people are friendly and proud of their heritage.

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Why Zambia?

A Hidden Gem

Vast open spaces teeming with wildlife

Zambia, located in Southern Africa, is often called Africa’s last wild frontier. Without fences, wildlife travel many of the same paths as they have for thousands of years. With over 200 mammals and 700 birds, you are sure to be in awe over and over again during your daily safari drives and walks. If you are seeking pristine nature, you’ve come to the right place. 

You will also see fewer people and fewer safari vehicles in Zambia compared to many other popular safari countries. In Bushcamps, you may even be the only safari vehicle in the area giving you time to savor this moment between you and the iconic wildlife you came to visit!

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South luangwa National park

“This is a story of our changing planet, and what we can do to help it thrive…” – Sir David Attenborough

Boasting some of the highest concentrations of animals in Africa, and without the crowds of tourists other parks encounter, South Luangwa National Park is truly a magical place to experience. Witness packs of endangered African painted dogs, herds of elephants or a family of Thornicroft’s giraffe as you journey through the park with your expert guides, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of wild Zambia.

Situated in eastern Zambia, South Luangwa is the southernmost of three national parks in the Luangwa River Valley and is often referred to as “the South Park” by locals. Over 60 species of mammals and 400 species of birds call this park home and rely on the majestic Luangwa River which threads its way through the park.

The climate of Zambia is tropical, with two main seasons, the rainy season (November to April) corresponding to summer, and the dry season (May/June to October/November), corresponding to winter. The dry season is subdivided into the cool dry season (May/June to August), and the hot dry season (September to October/November). 

A trip to Zambia is a significant journey and many of our guests decide to add on side trips to other locales such as Victoria Falls and Cape Town.  Zambia is a short plane ride to various renowned places. Dazzle Africa is happy to supply you with recommendations to other vendors who serve these areas.  

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The People

We travel to Zambia for the animals, and return for the people

In addition to iconic wildlife viewing, the people of Zambia are warm, friendly and proud of their heritage! Our guests appreciate having professional local safari guides and local lodge staff who are eager to share their culture and answer questions. You will feel you know the real Zambia after your trip and be inspired by the caring, generous people.  Meaningful, authentic human connections will be made that will last a lifetime. 

Zambian safari guides are second to none, as Zambia is known to have stringent guidelines and testing for their wildlife guides and whether you are in a vehicle or on foot, you’re sure to have an experience of a lifetime.

The famous walking safari originated in South Luangwa in the 1950s as a way to experience the natural landscape in a more unique and intimate way. You, too, can enjoy a walking safari and appreciate the smaller animals, birds, and plants missed on a typical safari – and maybe come across some larger animals along the way! This, and many more activities await when you visit South Luangwa.

You may be wondering if Zambia is safe? Yes, Zambia is regarded as one of the safest places to visit in Africa and since hosting our first safari in 2012, our guests have never felt unsafe. Traditionally, it is one of Africa’s most politically stable countries, but petty theft still occurs in larger cities, similar to other large cities around the world.

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Why Dazzle Africa?

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to” – Richard Mullin

Dazzle Africa was founded in 2012 by a small, but powerful group of 6 women that fell in love with the Mfuwe village in Zambia, Africa. This special place made an indelible impact on their hearts and all wanted to share this life-changing place with others.  Each found themselves in Zambia for their own reasons, but all discovered a common bond in the passion they felt about making a difference and partnering with inspiring and effective local conservation and educational organizations. The founders discovered the best way to share the magic of Zambia and build support for the mission of Dazzle Africa was through a philanthropic travel experience…and Dazzle Africa safaris were created. 

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Photo Credit: Mike Paredes