Zambia

Tips and Articles in Zambia

See the Best of Zambia. Summer afternoons on the Zambezi can reach 105 degrees, but with the sun at our backs and a breeze off the water, it felt oddly cool in our two-man canoe. We had paddled a quarter-mile upriver before slipping into one of t...
See Zambia’s Best Safari Lodges The Basics To visit both South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi, you’ll want at least eight days on the ground. (This trip was 10.) It’s also a great idea to add a couple of nights at either end to see the mighty, not-ev...
North America Iconic Hikes Our top picks for tackling some of the most scenic U.S. landscapes. Yosemite National Park, California: On the Yosemite Walking & Hiking tour from Backroads, stroll beneath an 1,800-year-old giant sequoia in the park’...
Culture & Wildlife: South Africa Highlights: Kruger National Park in the northeast, flanked by the private lodges and conservancies of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve; the vineyards and restaurants of the Cape Winelands region; Cape Town and J...
Manyara Ranch Conservancy, Tanzania Doubles from $1,000, all-inclusive. The Setting: The six-tent Manyara, which began accepting guests last fall, sits amid broad savannas and acacia forests on a private, 35,000-acre former cattle ranch in north...
See our slideshow of the World’s Most Spectacular Waterfalls. “Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls,” sang the ladies of TLC in their huge ‘90s hit. But travelers the world over refuse to heed this advice. From Niagara to Yosemite to Iguazú, the world’s w...
A few years ago, I spent a month driving with a friend through southern Africa. Our plans were vague and our knowledge thin until one night in Botswana, when we eavesdropped on a bearded man with an air of sublime safari competence, solicited his ...
In 1992, Ralph Bousfield, his partner Catherine Raphaely, and his father, Jack, were scouting for places to set up a safari camp in the game-filled wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Their small plane crashed. Catherine emerged relatively unsc...
Generally speaking, you don't want a crowbar or a wheelbarrow to feature prominently in your vacation photos. Or rubble. Or poverty (unless, perhaps, it is the exotic kind—a shoeless boy with oil-black hair; a woman carrying vegetables to the mark...
$800 to $1,000 per person per night: that’s currently the average price of an African safari. The continent might be underdeveloped, but its leading camps and safari lodges are among the most glamorous and expensive resorts in the world. In fact,...