Is It Safe to Travel to Zambia Alone?


Thinking of backpacking to Zambia? Can you do it alone? Is it safe for women to travel on their own for the first time? Well, Zambia, like many African countries is a wonderful destination to visit. With Victoria Falls on one side and safaris on the other, there certainly lots to see and do in this beautiful country.

Victoria Falls is a dream destination for many people. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it is the largest waterfall on the planet.

Zambia is a really friendly place and a great introduction to Africa.

Explore verdant Zambia on a Zambian safari, with its game-rich parks and incredible proximity to the Victoria Falls. The continent’s largest animals – including elephant and hippopotamus – roam Zambia’s reserves, and on the safari, there is no shortage of game viewing opportunities.

Visit South Luangwa National Park, a haven for elephant, lion and endemic species such as Thornicroft’s giraffe. During night drives, spot nocturnal animals including leopard and spotted hyena. Another must on the Zambia safari is the Lower Zambezi National Park, crisscrossed by the Zambezi River, the life-source of enormous herds of elephant, buffalo and waterbuck, as well as 350 bird species.

Choose between exploring the floodplains on foot or by 4×4 vehicle – or more uniquely, by canoe, gently gliding through the thick reeds on the trail of hippo. Trek to the Victoria Falls and marvel at this spectacle of nature, an essential Zambia safari experience. Lodging options are second to none. Many are located deep in the African bush, where extraordinary moments await each day, such as catching a fiery sunset on a river cruise while sipping a sundowner. 

Zambian safaris offers an exceptional introduction into this lush country that boasts some of Africa’s most striking wildlife and natural splendors.

Zambia has great nightlife in the towns, with some really nice restaurants and bars. Zambians are super friendly so wherever you are, you’ll always find someone to chat to.

As a solo traveller, the best place to meet other people is probably at the bar of backpacker hostels or camps which usually have a mix of fellow solo travelers, overlanders and locals.

Like many countries around the world, exercise precaution when you travel. But compared to many, Zambia is a safe country to visit alone. So if you’re looking for a little adventure without someone cramping your style – Zambia is a good option.


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