“Zambia, home to awe-inspiring natural wonders, is blessed with abundant wildlife and breath-taking landscapes, offering one of the finest safari experiences in Africa. “

In addition to sharing a border with the mighty Victoria Falls, there are also seventeen other natural waterfalls in the country which gives an indication of how beautiful this country is.

South Luangwa, Kafue and the Lower Zambezi are ranked as some of the finest wildlife reserves in the world. In addition to spotting the Big 5 guests can also see the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa which takes place in Liuwa Plains, a mesmerizing sight to witness.

Further up and down the Zambezi and around the Kafue and Luangwa Rivers, the focus shifts to luxury Zambian Safaris, with a wider range of ways to explore the wilderness on offer. Guided walks are the most popular, closely followed by drives – of both the day and night variety.

Tailor-made tours for over 29 years

Gary Rogerson
Gary Rogerson
2023-10-20
This was our 10th visit to South Africa organised by Mike and his team and each time we have had the most amazing holiday with faultless organisation and planning of our trip.Thanks again to Mike,we will be booking again very soon Gary and Sharon Rogerson
Julie Cooke
Julie Cooke
2023-10-13
We have used Cape Tours for many years, more recently for safaris. The Cape Tours service is always friendly and very efficient and we are always confident that the holiday experience will be fantastic. Mike Tompkins ensured the places we originally visited in South Africa, many years ago, were far superior to any other major travel agency at the same cost. Our recent safaris have consistently passed all expectations and been the most amazing experiences we have had. Accommodation has been superb and the game viewing out of this world. Accordingly we trust Cape Tours for all our subsequent holidays.
Jeff Morgans
Jeff Morgans
2023-10-12
I cannot recommend Cape Tours highly enough. We have now had three holidays in in southern Africa and Mike has made all the arrangements for us on each occasion. We had two visits to South Africa in 2016 and 2018 and have just returned from our first visit to Namibia. Each time Mike has given us advice to iterate to an itinerary which suits us and then he has made all of the arrangements. All of the hotels have been fantastic - and somehow Mike has managed to get us some of the best rooms within the hotels. I also appreciate the advice we get on what to do and where to visit during our holidays. Its a very personal service and all at a very competitive price. This year Mike arrange a great visit to Namibia for us including most of the major holiday locations (Kalihari desert, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Otjiwa Game Lodge). The organisation was perfect and again we stayed in great hotels in great locations. Its a very special place! During our visit to South Africa in 2018, we started with a safari in Kichaka Game Reserve before travelling across Route 62 to Paternoster on the West Coast. The spring flowers around the West Cost National Park were something really special! We then travelled on to Franschhoek (just the most fabulous village in the Winelands) before finishing off in Hermanus. We will return to southern Africa again - no doubt will the help and advice of Cape Tours...
Jayne Devenish
Jayne Devenish
2023-05-11
Just returned from an incredible trip to Zimbabwe and South Africa. This was the 2nd time we have used Cape Tours and once again their knowledge, recommendations, planning and attention to detail were exceptional.
Duncan Stanhope
Duncan Stanhope
2023-02-14
Mike arranged our trip perfectly, all the accommodations were beautiful and the way it was put together worked wonderfully. To top it all off, he helped arrange the proposal to my girlfriend. We both cannot thank him enough and would recommend his services to anyone who is looking to travel to South Africa
Lewis Jones
Lewis Jones
2023-01-13
Thanks Mike for another fantastic trip. Every property was beautiful and expertly selected. We can't wait for you to organise our next trip to South Africa.
David Mitchell
David Mitchell
2022-09-27
Another fabulous holiday to Kenya booked with Mike and Cape Tours. All plans went smoothly with Mike using Cheli & Peacock as ground handlers in country; the concierge service from landing was first class, with a handle-holding service provided from the moment we touched down until our departure 10 days later when C&P managed to get us through business class entry for departures avoiding a massive queue at security scanning. The booking process was as seamless as ever and having benchmarked Cape Tours against other mainstream providers I continue to find Mike’s competitiveness vs quality a key differentiator. The camps were all fabulous and we had some of the best game viewing we've experienced in 7 years travelling all over Africa with Cape Tours. Having visited Africa on 11 occasions since 2015, across ~30 lodges staying in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Rwanda I would think of booking with no another operator beyond Cape Tours. We visited Zimbabwe/ Zambia in July, are just back from Kenya last week and I'm heading off to Zambia again mid-Oct. For the latter deal, Mike was able occasions to secure a fantastic deal/ discount through his ground handlers making an otherwise cost prohibitive safari possible. Mike and Cape Tours Ltd deliver every time and I'd happily recommend them to any new clients. The personal touch that comes from a smaller independent agent is a key differentiator for me with Mike always only a phone call away!
Darren Berry
Darren Berry
2022-08-16
We have just returned from a fantastic family holiday in South Africa arranged through Mike at Cape Tours. The itinerary, accommodation, recommendations for activities and restaurants were all first class, as was local information and directions between destinations along the garden route. Even when there was a minor issue during the trip, Mike dealt with it very promptly. The original departure date was Dec 2020, then Dec 2021 so this was 3rd time lucky. Mike patience and understanding through out this process has been excellent and we are glad we used Cape Tours to help create lasting memories.
Tony Watkins
Tony Watkins
2022-07-04
Our second holiday to South Africa organised by Mike at CapeTours. Another great one, so many highlights and memories. Thanks Mike.
Julie Cooke
Julie Cooke
2022-05-17
Cape Tours gives you a quality, personal service with the benefit of excellent South African local knowledge and experience. We have used them for many years and have had wonderful holidays every time. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody.

When To Visit Zambia

Summer

Start of the rainy season in December, peaking in February. Temperatures range from 28 to 30 degrees centigrade. Most camps are closed.

Autumn

Best time to visit Victoria Falls is February to May. Rains start to taper off in March, with the last of the rains falling in the first few days of April. Young animals start to emerge. May sees the start of the dry season and game viewing starts to improve. All camps are now open.

Winter

Sunny clear days with highs of 25degrees centigrade and lows of 12degrees. Wildlife viewing has improved and walking safaris return to the South & North Luangwa National Park. All camps open.

Spring

Dry, hot days with clear, warm nights. Excellent game viewing, with September been the most popular time to visit Zambia (for game viewing). Game viewing starts to taper off in November with the arrival of first rains and camps start to close and end the season.