africa's best kept secret
Wonderous Wildlife encounters
Ten percent of the country is protected by National Parks and Game Reserves; Mosi oa Tunya National Park at Victoria Falls, the floodplains of the Kafue, the Lower Zambezi National Park on the mighty Zambezi and the remote, unspoiled Luangwa Valley are home to a huge concentration of predators and other game species. Canoeing on the great Zambezi River is one of Africa’s most unique experiences. Drift with the current, watching the bird life on the shore. Swish past pods of hippos and relax as the canoe allows you to view Africa in possibly the most non-invasive way possible. No previous canoeing skill is necessary as your fully trained professional guide takes good care of you. Walk among Africa’s big and small game in an untamed area, with the security of an expert naturalist and armed guard. This form of safari dramatically heightens the senses and creates exciting experiences not possible in a vehicle. Remote tented camps and luxurious lodges will complement the spectacular experiences on the Zambezi, and game drives and walking safaris will complete this amazing trip. Your Zambia safari will be a once in a lifetime experience! From a vehicle you can see Africa - On foot you will feel, hear and smell Africa.
Mesmerizing Victoria Falls - the adrenaline and adventure capital of the continent.
Game Drives in open safari vehicles
Escorted walking safaris with armed and highly experienced guides and rangers.
Canoeing on the Zambezi river (no experience necessary!)
Unrivaled game viewing in the Luangwa Valley.
Hot Air Ballooning over the Busanga Valley
Conservation centric safari with a low carbon footprint
Martin Meyer Safaris has a stringent vetting process when it comes to selecting our partners on the ground. Each property we work with has been visited by one of our team members to ensure that not only are you getting value for money, but that the experiences exceed your expectations.
With over 100 years combined experience within our team, you can be assured that when we recommend a property or an experience that we have made sure that this is the perfect fit for you and your fellow travellers.
THORNTREE RIVER LODGE
Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls.
Thorntree River Lodge has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa.
TIME + TIDE CHONGWE RIVER HOUSE
Time + Tide Chongwe House rests on a peaceful stretch of the Chongwe River, set against a beautiful mountainous backdrop.
Listen to fish eagle calls and the faint sound of a resident family of warthogs ‘mowing’ the grass outside. Watch elephants wade across the river right in front of the house. Savour fine dining in the wild, featuring local and seasonal ingredients.
BUSANGA BUSH CAMP
The vast, meadow-like Busanga Plains extend in all directions around the camp, offering a remarkable sense of freedom and possibility. The plains teem with birds and grazing antelope, while misty mornings and evenings are illuminated by unique pink sunrises and dusks.
With just four well-appointed rooms, this dry season-only camp captures the authentic spirit of safari style and warm Zambian hospitality. The spectacular views from the camp itself, and the wildlife encounters during day and night game drives and guided walks, let guests get acquainted with the plains; a hot air balloon ride provides phenomenal panoramas and a different perspective.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Martin is a highly guest-oriented expert on the flora,fauna, geology, climate and history of Africa. He is an extraordinary game-tracker with a remarkable knowledge of animal behavior. He can often predict "what will happen next". He is exceptionally attentive to the health, safety, satisfaction and welfare of his guests. My wife and I have been on a total of 7 safaris, two with Martin. No other trip, with very well known, expensive and highly rated international firms, could begin to equal the satisfaction and pleasure of having Martin as guide and leader."
— BARRY & CATHERINE