A Safari Like No Other – Welcome to Classic Zambia in 2023


(Posted 03rd February 2023)


Are you looking for a safari experience that truly immerses you in the heart of Africa?

Look no further than Classic Zambia Safaris.


We understand that for many of our guests, the greatest luxury of all is the experience. That’s why we’ve created a portfolio of welcoming camps and one-of-a-kind experiences that are full of unique soul and colourful character, with extraordinary staff, located in the very heart of where the wild things are.

Our Kafue Camps…

Musekese Camp established in 2012 by Phil and Tyrone is our flagship bush camp, situated in the heart of the Kafue National Park – it is in the the very best area for game viewing and there are no other camps around so one is not disturbed by other vehicles.

Musekese Camp has just five tented chalets, activities include game drives, night, and day, walking safaris, very productive boat-based safaris and trips to the Musekese Conservation base camp.

Ntemwa-Busanga Camp is our smallest and most intimate camp, it is styled in the quintessentially Zambian bush camp style, using all locally sourced materials and traditionally thatched chalets, of which there are just four. Ntemwa-Busanga Camp is located on the Busanga Plains area of the Kafue National Park but away from the busier central zones and within perfect reach of all the highlights that the Busanga has to offer.

Access to Musekese Camp is via Lufupa Airstrip and Ntemwa-Busanga Camp via Busanga Plains Airstrip (daily flights, seat rates).

Our Lower Zambezi Camps…

The Lower Zambezi Camps founded by Luke & Kyle in 2018 are based on their belief that the most important part of a safari is finding that connection to the bush by keeping things simple and enriching. When we step out of our routines, typical day to day concerns fade into the background, magnificent environments humble us and values shift, even if just slightly. Chula & Kutali offer a fantastic contrast to the larger higher end luxury camps in the the Lower Zambezi.

Kutali Camp is in the remote and game-rich eastern section of the Lower Zambezi National Park, famous for its beauty and variety of activities such as canoeing, game drives, walking safaris, night drives, boat excursions and Tiger fishing. Kutali is located in a pristine Winterthorn forest and whilst all activities are on offer here as they are at Chula Island Camp, Kutali is perfect for night-drives and walking safaris with big game.

Chula Island Camp is unique in the Lower Zambezi landscape and is situated on the Katengahumba Island, a massive mature island full of game only accessible by boat or pontoon. Chula Island Camp is a real retreat perfect for time spent on the water along with game drives in a hugely productive area. Kutali and Chula have just five tents each and can sleep ten guests at maximum.

We recommend a minimum four-night stay in the Lower Zambezi split between both camps for the best experience. Access to the Lower Zambezi is via Jeki Airstrip (daily flights, seat rates).

The CZ Internal Guide Training Program

At Classic Zambia, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and expertise. That’s why we are proud to announce that Kyle Branch, one of the founders of our company and head trainer and examiner for the national wildlife safari guide training curriculum in Zambia, has been working closely with our team of guides to ensure that they are trained to the highest degree of safety, practical skills, and knowledge, covering the country and its wildlife.

We are also excited to introduce our first batch of promising young Zambian guides who are coming through our internal guide training program. Joshua and Given are currently qualified to take Game Drives while Dean and Esau have qualified for their transfer drives. By next season, Joshua and Given will also be fully qualified walking and Canoe guides, while Dean, Esau and Manase will have their driving guide qualifications.

James Mulenga is moving ahead into the driving guide qualification from the Transfer Guide Level and James Mukasa-Batende will be doing his walking and canoeing exams as well. We are confident that these talented individuals will make valuable contributions to our team and enhance the experience of our clients.

We are dedicated to providing ongoing professional development opportunities for our guides and ensuring that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to provide an unforgettable safari experience and strive for service excellence.


New Team Member Alert! 

We are excited to announce that Mikki Shenton has joined our team at Classic Zambia as our new Reservations Specialist. Mikki was born and raised in Zambia, and received her education in Sweden, giving her a unique perspective and fluency in both English and Swedish. With her extensive knowledge of the country and passion for travel, Mikki is well-equipped to assist our clients in planning their safari experiences and ensuring that they have a memorable and enjoyable trip. We are confident that Mikki will be a valuable asset to our team and we look forward to working with her in the coming year.

Our 2023 Season Camp Opening Dates

We are pleased to announce that Musekese Camp, Chula Island Camp, and Kutali Camp will all be opening on May 1st, 2023. These camps, located in Kafue National Park and Lower Zambezi National Park, offer a variety of wildlife experiences and are perfect for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of Zambia. In addition, Ntemwa-Busanga Camp in Kafue National Park will be opening on July 1st, 2023. We invite you to come and explore the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife of Zambia with us at Classic Zambia. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the magic of these premier safari destinations!

2023/2024 Safari Rates 

Our 2023 & 2024 rates are ready.

We are excited to announce our specials for 2023! If you’re planning a trip to the Lower Zambezi, be sure to take advantage of our ‘Tusk and Mane Experience,’ where you can stay six nights for the price of five at either Kutali or Chula Island Camp. And for those interested in exploring the beauty of Kafue National Park, our ‘Northern Explorer’ package offers eight nights for the price of seven, split between Musekese and Ntemwa-Busanga Camps.

We also have a range of combo packages available that allow you to experience the best of both the Kafue and Lower Zambezi. Our 6, 8, 10, and 12 night packages offer a range of accommodations and activities, and include discounts on longer stays.

Click here for rates sheets and info!

Agent Info 

Here is the link to our brand new Marketing and Media Folder. Notable features include some very helpful fact sheets of each camp (opening periods, camp layout, points-of-interest, etc.) and some wonderful short videos and imagery.

We also now have live availability through our Res Request reservations portal – click here to check space!

Should you need additional help with marketing material, sales tools, or itinerary recommendations, don’t hesitate to contact Tyrone or Luke at info@classiczambiasafaris.com


Luke will be Attending  The OurAfrica.Travel 2023 virtual trade show will have 1 week of 20-minute meetings,  24hr meeting planner to accommodate all time zones.

Monday 20 February – Friday 24 February 2023.

Tyrone will be on a USA Roadshow from the 18th of March until the 16th of April – please get in touch to book a meeting.

Luke is Based in Austria until the 20th of April and available to meet in Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Discover the beauty of Zambia’s wilderness with Classic Zambia Safaris! Read all about it in the New York Times’ latest feature on Zambian tourism. Take a deep dive into the heart of Africa and see what makes Zambia a must-visit destination. Click now to read the amazing article and start planning your next adventure!”

Please note the below cell phone numbers which are valid for daytime hours as well as emergency calls. We invite you to replace these numbers in any literature you send to your clients.

For reservation matters, continue to use info@classiczambiasafaris.com

Lodge Numbers (including emergency): 

+260 761 956 680
+260 97 417 3403

Musekese Conservation was founded by our company as part of our commitment to conservation, and with every bed night we set aside USD40 that goes directly to the cause – simply by visiting you are making an enormous difference. 2022 was a busy year for the project as we continued to provide a high level of support to the Kafue National Park; this came in the form of anti-poaching and law enforcement, research and monitoring, fire prevention, training and women’s empowerment amongst other activities. The project also warmly welcomed new team members who came through our intern program.

Much of the work done has been in partnership with organizations including African Parks, Game Rangers International, Panthera and the Zambia Carnivore Programme. We look forward to strengthening these working relationships into 2023 and beyond.

If you would like to be added to our conservation newsletter mailing list for more detailed information on the year’s activities please email us here.


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