NYANJA SAFARIS is a UK registered Tour Operator where we have our main booking office for our international clients. We are also registered in Zambia where we have our regional booking office in Lusaka. Having our own ‘on the ground’ support & ground handling facilities we believe that this ensures that we can provide a superior level of customer service & care.

Nyanja Safaris is owned and run by David Bland who is based in Zambian and is directly involved with designing & arranging itineraries, client bookings & ‘ground handling’.

We pride ourselves in our knowledge & expertise and provide an invaluable, competitive, professional and personal service to our clients. As leading Independent Agents Nyanja Safaris endeavor to find the most suitable destinations and high standards of accommodations with Established Professional Safari Operators to create our clients ‘dream Safari’.

You can rest assured that when you book with Nyanja Safaris you can enjoy ‘the real Africa’ with the confidence that we will provided the best itinerary to fulfil your dream safari and be comforted in the knowledge that your Safari holiday will also benefit the local conservation and community projects of the areas that you visit.

Meet the team

David Bland

"David is a experienced guide and has a deep knowledge of Zambia & Southern Africa. His love for Africa's wildlife, people and passionate commitment for the conservation of Africa's unique environment is obvious to all who meet him". (Travel Africa Magazine)

David was born in Lusaka, Zambia in 1963. He was raised on a farm near Lusaka and his love for the 'Bush' began at an early age. Being raised in Africa he was more fortunate than most and took every opportunity to go out into the bush and learn from the Africans about the wildlife and 'ways' of the bush. He has a deep love and understanding for the people of Zambia and was was brought up as a 'Zambian' speaking their language and embracing their culture. He still lives in Zambia and is very proud to be a ZAMBIAN.

David's professional guiding experience began in 1982 in the Kafue National Park in the West of Zambia. He has traveled Zambia extensively and provide specialist Safaris throughout Zambia, taking clients to the 'Best' Zambian Game Lodges and the more remote Bush Camps giving them a 'genuine' African Experience. His aim is to share with every client his enthusiasm for his 'home', it's wildlife and people. David is a keen wildlife photographer. He has traveled Southern Africa extensively.

Deborah Bland

Deborah Collins is new to the world of Safaris but her travel experience is proving invaluable. Deborah is a director of the BLUE LAGOON TRUST, a UK and Zambian registered Charity working with conservation and community projects in and around the Blue Lagoon National Park, Zambia.