Highlights of Zambia

It is our last day in Zambia. We have had a wonderful time and the safari could not have been better.
We have loved the National Parks that we visited as they are all very special in the own way.
We have seen a multitude of animals especially lions but also the Wild Dogs and Leopards plus all the other animals that make up Africa. 
We were very lucky to have Andrew as our driver  he was excellant and what he didn't see wasn't worth seeing.
We wish to thank you for such a great tour and we now look forward to the next part of our holiday with Malawi and Tanzania.

Jan M.


Well organized, extremely dedicated, exiting and wonderful

The two guides Doc and Moses were the perfect team to make us absolutely happy on the 6 day trip to Kafue Nationa l Park. We learned so much about nature, the „small, the big and the ugly five' from them, they took us to the most beautiful places and campsite and they were cooking better than any 4-star hotel. We had fun, we had peaceful moments and a great time from the first to the last minutes of the trip!

August 2023

Monika H.


It has been a great trip - Thanks!

We are heading on our journey home sadly.

We all adored Moses and Lamik (Lamik was so knowledgeable and much better than the guide at the other lodges we had been. He shared so much with us and taught us lots about everything from the plants and birds to insects as well as the bigger animals. The girls really got a lot out of visiting the village.

Emma W., July 2023


Wonderful Safari

Can't recommend Adventure Purists enough. We had a beautiful adventure in Zambia, most importantly because Christa accommodated our specific requests so perfectly. We wanted to stay in only two park areas in 13 days and focus on as many game drives as possible but on a budget. Christa made it happen and made it feel like a luxury trip. She chose 3 different camps: a self catering and two full service camps, each different and delightful in their own way. In the Lower Zambezi, at the self catering camp along the hippo filled river, we had an excellent guide from the area and a cook who turned out marvelous meals including fresh baked bread. At the camps in the South Luangwa, we had lodges with expert drivers, good food and very comfortable accommodations. In all places there lots of leopards, lions, elephants, painted wolves, baboons, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and countless birds to be found in the African bush. Adventure Purists took care of every detail from beginning to end. We were well informed while working out the advance details and expenses. In our experience, they are a very trustworthy and competent company to do busy with. Highly recommend!

July 2022

Patricia H.



We enjoyed a most fabulous safari with Adventure Purist. Christa was very accommodating in customizing the safari to our needs, dates and budget. Jacob was a fantastic game drive guide and went the extra mile in finding all the animals we came to see. And Moses, the chef, cooked the most wonderful meals. All the camps and lodges on this Adventure Purist safari exceeded our expectations. We wholeheartedly recommend this company for a memorable safari adventure.

Augsut 2022

Steven G.


Kafue 6 days Safari

We did a 6 day safari with this group and our guide Andrew and his helper/ our cook Moses were an incredible pair who made our experience unforgettable. They shared their stories, culture, music and knowledge with us. Christa was an incredibly helpful and organised person to deal with who made our whole trip easy and unforgettable. We are already looking forward to our next trip!

May 2022



Sambia's schönste Parks

You did a great job coordinating everything. All of the people to pick me up and transport me were there early which was really nice. I never had to wait and worry if they would show up. The driver from Mukambi Lodge even had drinks and snacks for me for the drive to Kafue which was fantastic! All were very nice people.
I appreciated highly the Mukambi Lodge management/owners. I had many hours of social interactions with them which I wanted. The staff were all perfect and professional. The safari guide and tracker were fantastic. They even let me have an extra game drive at no extra cost. Food was great! Kafue National Park was OK. Game viewing was good, but the park is so large it is hard to cover everything. My chalet was better than I expected.
Marula Lodge was good. Food was good. Staff was good. South Luangwa Park was excellent! Safari guide was very good. The staff were professional and always nice. My chalet was good. I enjoyed having hippos walking a few feet away from me on my porch at night. I had a baby elephant within a few feet of me at the lodge which was thrilling.
I went to Zambia to see a leopard. Success! One in Kafue and two in South Luangwa.

November 2020

Scott V.


Liuwa Camping Safari

Thoroughly enjoyed the safari, excellent value for money with so many game park drives.
Booking holidays on "spec" and on the internet is always a gamble but there was no need to be concerned, everything worked out perfectly. Christa was extremely helpful, made sure that the booking experience was a smooth process and answered all my questions almost immediately.
Andrew our tour leader/driver/guide had uncanny game spotting skills. His joy in showing us the animals and his love of his country was obvious. His enthusiasm guaranteed that we enjoyed the experience to the full. I think spending time in a diverse range of parks - Liuwa Plains, Kafue and South Luangwa ensured we saw a variety of landscapes and animals (usually without any other vehicles in sight). I would highly recommend this safari.
November 2019

Rosemary R.


Unser Guide Andrew war Spitze, Exzellent, Super Driver, alles brillant erklärt, stets hilfsbereit, freundlich und sehr höflich. One of the best guides I've ever had!!!!!!
November 2019

Sabine B.


Kafue Camping Safari

We booked a camping safari with Bundu Adventures through the website. Our driver/guide picked us up at our lodging in Livingstone and dropped us off at our lodging in Lusaka at the end of our trip. Our driver/guide Andrew Kolwani was a competent and safe driver, a knowledgeable guide, a good cook, and a friendly companion for our trip. Our camping assistant, Michael, helped with cooking and setting up camp and was a quiet and courteous companion.

My wife and I were the only travelers on this trip, so Bundu Aventures provided a Ford Ranger 4X4 with a roomy cab with front and rear seats and sizable equipment storage lockers built into the bed of the truck. The truck was relatively new and handled well on the dirt roads, tracks, and off-road travel.

Camping was in roomy canvas tents (tall enough to stand in) with cots and padding. We brought our own lightweight summer sleeping bags and pillows and Bundu provided extra wool blankets, which came in handy at night when the temperature dropped.

We stayed at campgrounds located near safari lodges. The campgrounds were near lakes or rivers with good views. The campground facilities included sinks and flush toilets and showers with hot water (heated each day using firewood).

My wife and I have done a lot of camping and backpacking in the US. This was definitely our most luxurious camping experience. Of course, we were spoiled by having our driver/guide and camping assistant do all of the work of setting up camp and preparing our meals while we relaxed and enjoyed the scenery.

Being driven by an experienced guide who knows the park and the wildlife is definitely an advantage. We were fortunate to see a wide range of animals in various settings and groupings. This was not always the case as we found when we compared stories with some of our fellow campers. One group, who were driving their own Land Rover camping vehicles complained about only seeing impalas and pukus.

August 2019
via Tripadvisor


Kafue Camping Safari

I enjoyed traveling through the park and seeing different habitats and wildlife. Andrew was a fun and professional guide. His driving was excellent. He was a great communicator and he took our interests and needs seriously. Daniel, the cook, was great as well. It was the best food of our whole trip which included three safaris.

Juli 2019

Meghan W.


Liuwa Camping Safari

Liuwa Camping Tour
This is really an amazing camping safari tour! Everything was perfect. We saw a lot of animals and different landscapes and we had some really nice sundowners with savanna. The campsites and lodges are beautiful and the owner and guide (Joe) has a great experience in all related themes. And he offered the best dinner I’ve every tasted. The tour was very well equipped and the Landy is tough. If you love Africa, I can only recommend this tour.
November 2018

Uwe und Susanne L.


Kafue Camping Safari

Our family of four (two adults and kids aged 15 and 12) did a 6 day safari to Kafue with Adventure Purists in August 2018.
We're not usually campers, but the high cost of accommodation in Zambia is beyond our budget, so this was the only affordable option.
Overall, we were pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the camping proved to be. The tents are in good condition, and having the use of a collapsible stretcher bed (which comes with a mattress) rather than sleeping on the ground makes all the difference in terms of comfort. We brought our own sleeping bags and pillows, but these can also be hired from the company (as they take up a lot of luggage space). You are expected to help with erecting and dismantling the tents, but this isn't an onerous task and the kids in particular thought that it was great fun.
The camp sites we stayed at were well laid out, with good communal bathrooms and flush toilet facilities. The bathrooms were kept clean, and there was always hot water and toilet paper available (not always a given). There's no escaping the fact that it's a nuisance to have to trek to the bathroom if you need to go to the toilet in the night, but that's the nature of camping (rather than 'glamping' with en suite bathroom facilities) and for this reason, you should be sure to pack a torch - one of the torches mounted on a headband is ideal.
The food was standard bush catering, with generous portions and some degree of choice with the picnic-style breakfasts and lunches. As the vehicle is equipped with a fridge, the staff were able to buy and store fresh meat and vegetables en route, and it was nice to see that there was very little use of canned food. The highlight was a braai (BBQ), with some of the best steak I've ever eaten. All the cooking and washing up is done by the staff.
Water and fruit juice is included in the price, but soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are for your own account, and you'll be given an opportunity to buy these before you leave town.
The driver/guide and cook were friendly, helpful and competent, and the driver was safe and cautious. The vehicle was extremely comfortable, and as it pulls a trailer (which is where the tents, catering equipment and luggage is stored), there's lots of space. The vehicle has windows that can be removed, which maximises your game viewing and photographic opportunities. There are also power sockets in the vehicle so that you can charge important items like camera batteries (be sure to bring your own chargers).
If you're considering this tour, then I would strongly recommend that you pack a selection of clothes with long sleeves and trousers. Usually you'd think that you'll only need these in the bush after sunset to minimise the risk of mosquito bites, but Kafue is tsetse fly territory, and those critters are huge, tenacious and pack a painful bite.
Finally, make the most of the experience and the memories by bringing the best camera equipment you can afford - you won't regret it.
August 2018


Cathy R.


We went to a special 25-day safari tour across Botswana through the wilderness of the Kalahari.
Jo (the owner of the company) and Andrew did a really good job. Andrew managed the camp with all the stuff and equipment, he had always a heedful helping hand for us and surprised us every day with delicious, fresh meals, mostly prepared on open fire.
Jo brought us save through all flooded roads in the Linyanti-Region. He knows a lot about nature, plants and wildlife and gave us special experience while observe and walking close to suricate or having sundowner with a male lion, walk away from us. He explained us some constellations of the African terrific starry sky. We had a very good time with a lot of wildlife in unique landscape. A little bit away from the main tourist routes, we supported the local people and used community campsites, in beautiful areas. The good organisation (Thank's as well to Christa), Jo and Andrew and especially the small group with 7 people, made the tour to an awesome trip. We quickly became a good team and it felt like travelling with friends.
April 2018

Sabine K.

Vielen Dank für eine wirklich wunderschöne Reise, ein Abenteuer, das wir sicherlich nicht vergessen werden! Die Safari war spitze, der Guide extrem kompetent und bemüht - ein wahres Erlebnis.
Rafting war gut organisiert, auch das Canoeing war super und ein schöner Tag.
Zusammenfassend war es ein ganz toller Urlaub und auch auch eine perfekte und einwandfreie Organisation
August 2018

Uli S.

Noch einmal herzlichen Dank für de wunderschöne Safari. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt, und die Begleitung von Leslie und Chipo war hervorragend, ebenso wie die Küche.
August 2018

Arne S.


Wir möchten uns nochmals ganz herzlich für die wunderschöne Tour bedanken. Wir wurden in jeder Hinsicht verwöhnt: unvergessliche Bilder und Erlebnisse, die uns immer in Erinnerung bleiben, kulinarisch von unserem Koch Andrew.
April 2018

Doris K.


Liuwa Campings Safari

Sämtliche Reiseleiter, die ich bisher kennengelernt habe, waren sehr kompetent, aber Herr Johannes Stallmann hat sie eindeutig übertroffen. Er hat ein unglaubliches Wissen über Land, Leute, Pflanzen und Tiere.
Es ist immer wieder erstaunlich, zu welchen Kreationen die Safari-Köche ohne große moderne Hilfsmittel in der Lage sind. Bei dieser Reise wurde der sehr guten Verpflegung durch (in der Feuerglut) gebackenes Brot und Kuchen das Sahnehäubchen aufgesetzt, einfach toll. Das Verhältnis von Fahrstrecke zum Programmpunkten war im Großen und Ganzen gut, einzig die Wegstrecke von Lusaka nach Chipata ist doch ziemlich anstrengend, aber damit muss man wohl leben. Sämtliche Nationalparks sind wunderschön und einzigartig. Von der Atmosphäre und dem Campingplatz her hat es mir im Kafue NP am besten gefallen.
Ich fand es bei dieser Reise sehr gut, dass wir - im Gegensatz zu meinen bisherigen Safaris - mehr Kontakt zu den Menschen vor Ort gehabt haben. Dies war ein großer Verdienst von Johannes, der uns hierzu die Möglichkeit gegeben hat. Wir haben z.B. bei zwei Pirschfahrten Männer bzw. Frauen beim Fischen gesehen. Johannes ist dann mit uns zu den Leuten hingefahren und hat sie gefragt, ob sie bereit sind, uns einen Einblick in ihre Arbeit zu geben. Weiterhin hat er uns die Möglichkeit gegeben, in zwei Dörfern zu sehen, wie die Leute dort Leben und Arbeiten. Dies sind einfach unvergessliche Erlebnisse
November 2014

Heike H.


Liuwa Camping Safari

Unsere 17-tägige Safari 'Liuwa – Zambia von Ost nach West' (in unserem Fall von West nach Ost durchgeführt) war einfach großartig. Ich kann diese Tour und den Reiseveranstalter nur wärmstens empfehlen. Wir hatten das Vergnügen vom Eigentümer der Firma 'Adventure Purists’, Johannes Stallmann geführt zu werden, unterstützt von einem ausgebildeten Koch (Emmanuel) und einem weiteren Camphelfer. Die Organisation und Logistik (Transport, Unterkunft, Essen) waren perfekt, und das gesamte Team hat dazu beigetragen, dass wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt haben. Alle haben sich sehr engagiert, waren freundlich, immer ansprechbar, flexibel und jederzeit bereit, uns bei Bedarf zu helfen. Die Campingbedingungen waren komfortabel mit sehr geräumigen Zelten und reichlich Platz auch für das Gepäck. Das Essen, oft auf dem offenem Feuer gekocht, wurde immer mit viel frischem Gemüse und Fleisch zubereitet und hat super lecker geschmeckt. Bei den Nachspeisen hat sich Emmanuel regelmässig selbst übertroffen.
Vor allem aber war der eigentliche Safari-Teil hervorragend. Meistens hatten wir zwei ausgedehnte Pirschfahrten pro Tag, und bei Sun-Downer Touren konnten wir farbenprächtige Sonnenuntergänge mit kaltem Bier in typisch afrikanischem Ambiente genießen. Das einzigartige, selbst konstruierte Geländefahrzeug war perfekt auf unsere Bedürfnisse. Dank Johannes’ beeindruckendem Expertenwissen, fahrerischem Können und langjähriger Erfahrung im Sichten von Tieren hatten wir täglich Gelegenheit zu spannenden Beobachtungen und konnten sehr viel über die Vielfalt der Tierwelt, Tierverhalten und Botanik erfahren. So hatten wir auch das Glück, Lion Queen 'Lady Liuwa' zu sehen, die einzige Überlebende der massiven Wilderei in den 1990er Jahren. Abgesehen von den Naturerlebnissen bot Jo uns auch einen authentischen Einblick in den Alltag der Bevölkerung (mit berührenden Besuchen in verschiedenen Dörfern), Kultur, Bildung, Geschichte und Politik.
Aus meiner Sicht wurden alle im Programm gemachten Versprechungen vollständig eingehalten, wenn nicht zum Teil sogar übertroffen. Wenn ich diese Reise noch einmal machen würde, würde ich wahrscheinlich noch einen Tag für eine Rafting Tour auf dem Sambesi einplanen (angeboten vom Schwester-Unternehmen 'Bundu Adventures' ). Danke 'Adventure Purists' für eine tolle Tour und alles Gute für die Zukunft!

Kerstin T.
November 2014


Kerstin T.