Home to a whopping 19 perfectly preserved, game-rich national parks, Zambia is an easy choice for travellers looking to see a collection of wildlife, guaranteed. Despite its wild beauty and abundance of game life, Zambia is a lesser travelled location, and as a result, offers more of a private, intimate experience for those who choose to explore it.
Boasting immaculate landscapes across the country, the South Luangwa National Park is often highlighted as an essential point of interest. As one of the most perfectly preserved, almost unspoiled regions on the continent, the South Luangwa National Park, with its plenty of water sources, draws an abundance of varied wildlife all year round. With this, travellers are bound to see a plethora of popular game species, including hippo, elephant, buffalo and lion, with leopards making special guest appearances during select night drives.
Travellers can delight in exploring this beautiful country through an array of varied excursions. From discovering the plenty wildlife forms in the game-filled regions of the South Luangwa National Park and gliding along the mighty Zambezi during slow and peaceful river cruises in the Lower Zambezi region, to meeting the mighty ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ and delighting in incredible adventure activities in Victoria Falls, Zambia has it all. Also, as the country is heralded as the birthplace of the walking safari, travellers staying in Zambia will no doubt get to experience this special rite of passage of sorts, deep in the heart of Africa.
Along with neighbouring country, Zimbabwe, Zambia shares incredible views of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls. While the majority of the falls is found in the Zimbabwean territory, Zambia is proud to show off Devil’s Pool, a natural pool right on the tipping edge of a cliff, where thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies can be found taking a very daring dip.
From thrilling swims in Devils Pool to exhilarating activities such as gorge swings, white water river rafting, and zip-lining high above the ground, Zambia is a perfect destination for those wanting to delight in the activities present in Victoria Falls. Of course, a short trip over the gorge, via a bridge, not a gorge swing, takes travellers into the magical land of Zimbabwe, where even more exciting memories can be made.
CURRENCY Zambian Kwacha
LANGUAGES English, Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Kaonde, Luvale
WEATHER and CLIMATE
- Summer (Dec – Feb): Max 29°C (84°F), Min 18°C (64°F)
- Winter (Jun – Aug): Max 23°C (73°F), Min 10°C (50°C)
Things to Do in Zambia
When travelling to Zambia, don’t miss out on these amazing activities:
- Go on a guided walking safari through the African wild and get up close and personal with Zambia’s amazing array of wildlife.
- Relax during a slow and peaceful sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi in the Lower Zambezi National Park.
- Discover the magic of the bush through a series of early morning and nighttime game drives.
- Enjoy a wonderful candlelit dinner for two under a canopy of stars of the African night sky.
- Delight in seeing an array of wildlife in the game-rich, predator heavy regions of the South Luangwa National Park.
- Go for a swim in Victoria Falls’ infamous Devil’s Pool… if you dare.
Accommodation in Zambia
Boasting five star luxury hotels and secluded lodges hidden deep in the African bush, the choice of accommodation in Zambia is fabulous. Despite their remote and secluded locations, Zambia’s leading hotels, camps and lodges are extremely luxurious and private.
Travel to Zambia
From the game-dense regions of the South Luangwa to the serene riverine location of the Lower Zambezi, and the incredible sights of Victoria Falls, Zambia is a must-see destination for those seeking wild, natural beauty.
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