The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, and Angola. The capital city is Lusaka.
Exploration of Zambia gives you an authentic taste of what the whole of Africa once was like-wild, beautiful and unpredictable. This is a sprawling land studded with beautiful lakes, and filled with undulating plateaux of forest, savannah and marshland. Zambia’s other form of wealth lies in her 19 national parks and game reserves, their rivers and forests support great herds of game. The Zambezi attracts magnificent game and the best way to view the wildlife is from a canoe, gliding silently up to a herd of elephant taking a bath is an enthralling experience.
The best known attraction in Zambia is of course Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria by the explorer, David Livingstone who also had the town of Livingstone named after him. It is the world’s largest curtain of falling water and known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, the “Smoke That Thunders”.
Exploring the bush on foot is a profoundly intimate experience, with all senses alert for the slightest sound or movement that reveals the presence of wildlife. Discover Africa’s wilderness at its most primal, in Zambia.
Zambia offers some of the most authentic safari experiences on earth. With more water than any other country in Africa, Zambia boasts mighty rivers, five huge lakes and 17 waterfalls, including Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the natural world. All that water sustains myriad wildlife in a variety of ecosystems. Zambia is the land of the legendary walking safari, pioneered here. Exploring the bush on foot is a profoundly intimate experience, with all senses alert for the slightest sound or movement that reveals the presence of wildlife. Discover Africa’s wilderness at its most primal, in Zambia.
which varies from dense woodlands to open grassy plains, contains one of Africa’s largest elephant populations. It is also good for viewing leopards and birdlife. Try a walking safari for a true exhilarating experience.
Kafue National park is well known for its predators, particularly the leopard. Mammals are well represented in Kafue and include elephant, hippos, buffalo, sable, roan, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, puku, red lechwe on the Busanga Plain, lion, spotted hyena, and wild dog. The Kafue River and its flood plain are particularly well-known for their rich birdlife, which is represented by about 450 species.
The Lower Zambezi National Park is an extremely beautiful park lying on the north bank of the Zambezi River and opposite Mana Pools Park in Zimbabwe. The hills are covered with Miombo woodland and mopane and acacia are found in the valleys. There is a great variety of game species, which include elephant and buffalo, but unfortunately the numbers have been reduced because of poaching.
Game viewing is best in mid-season between June and October. Naturally, the river should be at its highest in Junebut the levels are heavily controlled by the hydro-electric scheme at the Kariba Dam wall, tiger fishing , unique wetland, lions in water, luxury safari camps, canoe trips, border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and elephant & buffalo.
Zambia’s remote South Luangwa National Park is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. The now famous “Walking Safari” originated here. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. There’s such an abundance of animals in this 9 050 square km park that it could almost be called crowded. The park is inhabited by 60 different animals and over 400 species of birds.
The peak travel season is between May and October. May to August it is still pleasantly cool and dry. September and October are very hot and the humidity starts building up, but these are the best months to spot the game as they gather close to the river and watering holes. November to December is hot and humid and January to April is the rainy (or "green") season. National park in Zambia, puku, red lechwe, exceptional photo opportunities, luxury tented camps, African wild dog and luangwa River
the town of Livingstone is an ideal base from which to explore Victoria Falls and the surrounding national parks. Enjoy action packed days of white water rafting in some of the best rapids in the world, or jump off Victoria Bridge in one of the world’s highest bungee jumps. Walk amongst the treetops of the rainforest in a newly introduced canopy tour before getting a bird’s eye view of the Falls in a helicopter – there really are activities for all levels of thrill seekers in the popular tourist town.
The game-rich South Luangwa, North Luangwa, the Kafue and the Lower Zambezi National Parks are must-sees on your itinerary, each boasting richly diverse concentrations of wildlife. Walking safaris began in Zambia, and this unique experience of walking amongst the animals with highly trained rangers is one you won’t soon forget. There is no way to be closer to the African bush!
Not only is Victoria Falls the undisputed queen of waterfalls, but it is also without a doubt one of the greatest and most unforgettable scenic spectacles. The physical nature of the waterfall is in itself astonishing, for it occurs in an area that is perfectly level. Victoria Falls fall into a chasm, rather than falling down an escarpment, it is possible to walk along the opposite side of the chasm, at the same height as the top of the fall. From the unique walking trails the magnificence and glory of the fall are head on and only about 60 meters (200 feet) away.
The spray falls on the trails like soft rain, feeding the lush vegetation. In the evenings you can follow in the footsteps of David Livingstone and travel up the Zambezi River above the fall on a sundowner boat cruise. The Victoria Falls is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and travelers can access the falls through either the town of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side or from Livingstone in Zambia. The falls are also close to the border of Botswana.
Lochinvar National Park has over 400 known species of birds. The rare shoebill stork and the Taita Falcon may be seen in other parts of Zambia.
owes its existence to the Victoria Falls. Much of Livingstone’s main street, Mosi-Oa Tunya Road, is lined with Jacaranda trees and colonial buildings.
the first bridge across the Zambezi and it be built where the spray from the falls would fall on passing trains, so the site at the Second Gorge was chosen. See the main article Victoria Falls Bridge for details.
Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers of wildlife, and some of the wildest and most remote game areas in Africa.