9.4/10 based on 23 reviews


Impressive natural wonders can be found in Zambia’s national parks. With its sometimes less easily accessible roads, Zambia is a country for the more experienced Africa travelers. A self drive trip through Zambia is a real 4×4 overland adventure. And the best way to see all the highlights of this beautiful country.

Most travelers choose to visit Zambia between the beginning of April and the end of November. During the rainy season it’s much more difficult to travel trhough Zambia. Even with a 4×4 many places cannot be reached.

Car hire is available from Livingstone at Victoria Falls and from Zambia’s capital Lusaka. It is also possible to rent a 4×4 car from Lilongwe, Malawi. Car hire in Zambia is relatively expensive. If you have more time available, the advice is to start and end your tour in Johannesburg, South Africa or Kasane, Botswana.

Highlights Zambia

Extensive savannas, large lakes and lots of wildlife: that’s Zambia! This African country has a lot to offer. At the border with Zimbabwe we find two places of interest that are worth visiting, namely the Victoria Falls and the Kariba reservoir (Lake Kariba). Further to the center of Zambia you will find the main game reserves North and South Luangwa National Park as well as Kafue National Park. You will definitely find wildlife here! In the north of Zambia is the impressive Lake Tanganyika, the longest freshwater lake in the world. This lake is about 670 kilometers long and is located in four countries: Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi and Congo-Kinshasa. Anyone who likes water sports will certainly feel at home here!

Self drive options

Selfdrive4x4.com offers car rental to Zambia and custom made tours. Ther is also a 16-day package holiday to Zambia, South Africa and Botswana.

For example, car rental is possible from Livingstone, Lusaka and Lilongwe (Malawi). Please note: car hire in Zambia itself is relatively expensive.

If you have more time available for a 4×4 Self Drive holiday, our advice is to start and end the trip in Johannesburg (South Africa).

For more information and personal travel advice, please contact us.

Leeuw Botswana


Self drive trips including this accommodation

10 / 10

Skillful people

It was a really good experience and they are skillful to plan and give quick response with answers.

Good knowledge of Africa and the countries there. What to visit and they plan the trip so it suits the customer.
Quick response when you have questions.

Christer Jonson

10 / 10

Adequate hulp

Selfdrive4x4.com biedt adequate en deskundige hulp bij zowel het plannen van het reisschema, het regelen van autohuur en het daarbij horende papierwerk (verzekeringen, transfers) en het vastleggen van de camping- en lodge-locaties.


10 / 10

Perfect organization

Selfdrive4x4.com offers the perfect organization of the trip for selfdrivers.


Very easy handling, good communication.


10 / 10


Perfect, I would recommend it to everybody to work together with it.


Friendly people – very fast in answering questions – high knowlede about the things you need at your destination and for a 4×4 driving holiday – easy to comunicate with.

Improvements or suggestions

Right know for my use it was perfect. Especially since I am not next door, and just worked together via internet and phone.


Niedereder Raimund

10 / 10

We would recommend Selfdrive4x4.com to our friends

We booked a last minute 17 day self drive trip through Namibia with this company and everything was just perfect. Contact with the company was very pleasant and they kept us posted with updates about the progress of our trip. Gps, maps, book and 12V equipment was sent to our home as soon as our trip was confirmed.

Price wise it was a great deal and everything in Namibia (car and layovers) were to our satisfaction. We would definitely book again with this company and we would recommend it to our friends.