The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: A classic African safari: five days of traveling by foot or four-wheel drive through one of Africa's largest and least populated national parks, observing hippos, lions, and yellow-backed duikers.
When to go: July to September
Travel advisory: Zambia's national park system does not require that vehicles stay on the roads. Your driver may choose to take a bone-jarring "shortcut" through dense grasslands that grow twice as high as the car.