On Safari in Zambia: The Bush in Photos

I had always wondered about the allure of Africa, not quite sure if I would find the wilderness appealing. On a recent visit to Zambia, I discovered a land and people that felt comfortable and welcoming. I now understand why people find the continent so magical. Come with us on Safari in Zambia.

The Zambia Experience

In an environment that can be harsh, I discovered the most incredible tenderness — from the tiny blooms on trees to baby animals to birds barely bigger than my hand. I also felt the power of a magnificent land — a land of vast plains, massive baobab trees, lions and leopards with muscles quivering as they breathe, elephants that make the ground shake when they walk and a river that stretches as far as one can imagine.

For me, my trip to Zambia was mostly about freedom. It was a sense of individual freedom as I rode in the back of a Land Cruiser, air blowing through my hair. I felt that sense of freedom watching animals running unfettered across the land. I sensed the excitement of freedom for a people still in the infancy of their country. It was a rare experience and in many ways a raw experience to feel nature.

Visiting the National Parks in Zambia

I was lucky enough to visit several areas of Zambia and want to share a few scenes. I visited two Norman Carr Safari camps in the South Luangwa National Park (Mchenja and Luwi), Stanley Safari Lodge overlooking Victoria Falls in Livingstone, and Chiawa Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Enjoy our Safari in Zambia animal slide show. For more adventures in Africa, enjoy these African travel articles by Wander writers.

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Written by Susan Lanier-Graham

Founder and publisher Susan Lanier-Graham has traveled the world for the past twenty years, filling a passport or two along the way. She has wandered through the jungles of Thailand, explored the mysteries of the Great Pyramids, and shared the night with a leopard in Zambia. She sailed in the Mediterranean, sipped her way through Burgundy canals and Champagne caves. She followed Rembrandt’s footsteps through Amsterdam. Susan found her center on the red rocks of Sedona and soaked up an exquisite sunset over the Indian Ocean in Bali. Susan is always looking for wow moments around the world or across the street to share with adventure lovers everywhere. She has authored more than 75 books and hundreds of magazine articles. Susan is an award-winning travel writer and member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). She is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). Susan's work still regularly appears in print and online. Susan is an award-winning travel writer, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). Susan has worked as an ambassador for Travelocity and is currently a travel ambassador for Rocky Mountaineer. Her work regularly appears in print and online in a variety of publications. These include various AAA publications, Postcards for Travel Leaders, Alamo.com, Hotels.com, Fairmont.com, So Scottsdale, Uptown, Green Living AZ, Life Refined, Modern Luxury, Marriott.com, WHERE Arizona, WHERE Traveler Phoenix + Scottsdale, and more.

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