ZAMBIA: Connect with gorillas, sand dunes and migration
08 July 2019


DID YOU KNOW (yes, stole that from The Bushcamp Company) that while still offering the most authentic, immersive and connected safari experiences, Zambia also has super easy international flight connections into Lusaka.

Today's Monday Minute highlights a few combination gems:

  • INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS — with flights arriving from Dubai, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Addis Ababa among others. These hubs create seamless connections from across the world into Lusaka.
  • MOUNTAIN GORILLAS — with a direct flight from Kigali to Lusaka (arrives midday, 5x flights per week), you can track primates on foot and then enjoy a walking safari where it originated.
  • KENYA/TANZANIA SAFARI — various daily flights between Lusaka and Nairobi. The classic, East-African style experience complements the authenticity of Zambia perfectly.
  • SOUTH AFRICA — several daily flights to/from Johannesburg open up combinations with the Kruger, Mozambique, Eastern Cape, and the Winelands to name but a few.
  • WINDHOEK — who would have thought? Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of WOLWEDANS in combination with the best of Zambia. 4x flights per week.
All of the above and more is in our new handy International Flight Access documentfor Zambia.
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  • North & South Luangwa — simplicity, that off-the-edge-of-the-world feeling, and soul-fulfilling connection at any of the camps at REMOTE AFRICA SAFARIS.
  • South Luangwa — bush surprises, incredible locations, magnificent walking, and 6 stylish camps to choose from at THE BUSHCAMP COMPANY.
  • Lower Zambezi — phenomenal water experiences on the banks of the Zambezi, incredible guiding and red light filters for night drive action at CHIAWA SAFARIS.

REMINDER: Takwela Camp opens this month

Hippos have been overseeing the construction of Remote Africa Safaris' TAKWELA CAMP (see the opposite bank above) in the remote North Luangwa National Park. Building work is almost complete in time for the new camp's opening on 22 July. Images to come soon - watch this space!

UPDATE: Yoga at The Bushcamp Company

Guests now have access to complimentary yoga and meditation in addition to game drives and walking safaris in the bush. The program is flexible and available to guests of all skill levels. Group sessions are typically during siesta time when the sun is at its hottest, enabling guests to mindfully relax prior to their evening game drive.

Guests can request a personal 2-hour yoga/meditation session instead of a game drive. The Registered Yoga Teacher joins THE BUSHCAMP COMPANY fresh from a residency in Denmark.

DO NOT FORGET: Chiawa combos

The BEST OF BOTH is the perfect combination between CHIAWA CAMP and OLD MONDORO. 5-night combo from US$ 3 490 per person sharing (plus Park and Conservation fees US$ 100 per night.)

FAREWELL: The River Club

At the end of June, we bid farewell to Peter Jones and the team at The River Club. Set in what I still consider to be one of the best sites in proximity to the Falls, we have valued our partnership over the past 4 and half years and wish them all the very best going forward.

Want to hang out with us? WE ARE HIRING

Classic Portfolio is looking for an Africa Trade Relations Manager to join Michelle in our Cape Town office. Email us to find out more or send your CV and a recent photo to

Michelle has just returned from a week in Zambia and her one-liner feedback:

It was just incredible!!! Totally in love with Zambia 😁😁
Warmest regards

Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
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WHAT WE LOVE: Having done safaris all over Africa our whole team agrees that Zambia is still one of the most sensational and authentic safari experiences. As the home of walking safaris this is one of the best places to get out of the vehicle and do a safari on foot. Hailed as Africa’s ‘diamond in the rough’ or even ‘the warm heart of Africa’, Zambia is a country blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, a huge variety of wildlife and an abundance of birdlife, huge water bodies (including 17 magnificent waterfalls) and great tracts of pristine bushveld. It has also been acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world, whose inhabitants are known for being warm and welcoming. It is a landlocked country, sharing its borders with Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Angola to the east, Namibia and Zimbabwe to the south, and Mozambique and Malawi to the east. It even shares a 2km border with Botswana!


Sala's Camp

Safari at Sala’s Camp offers guests the classic Kenyan experience. Located in the heart of the Masai Mara on the banks of the Sand River, Sala’s Camp is ideally positioned for spectacular views towards the Northern Corridor and the Serengeti into Tanzania. It is a front row seat to the first sightings of the great wildebeest migration into Kenya. Sala's upholds a warm camp atmosphere in beautifully structured canvas-over-beam tents with luxurious amenities and Maasai-guided activities to ensure an unforgettable safari.