Reasons to Visit
Zambia is a safari destination for the connoisseur, boasting a fantastic range of wildlife in its diverse national parks. Many amazing game experiences can be had within the national parks, with lion virtually guaranteed and leopard in abundance. This superb array of game can be appreciated on foot, by car or on the water.
Zambia offers the full range of fascinating, colourful birdlife you’d expect to see on safari, with a range of water based birds in the Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks. The Bangweulu Wetlands are one of the few places on the planet where you can see the impressive Shoebill Stork.
An evening cruise on the Zambezi in Livingstone and game viewing from Kafue’s Lufupa River are wonderfully relaxing, but best of all are the water based activities in the Lower Zambezi. Drifting slowly down river, observing elephants coming into drink as the sun goes down is one of the definitive African experiences.
With night drives offered in all of the major national parks, Zambia is arguably the best destination in Africa to observe nocturnal wildlife. The South Luangwa in particular is known for outstanding leopard sightings, and there is a tangible excitement to watching how wildlife behaves after dark.
By any judgement Victoria Falls is an awesome force of nature. During the wet season up to 550 million litres of water cascades over the lip of the Falls each minute, offering an intensely photogenic experience. The spectacle that so bewitched David Livingstone is still equally impressive today.
With superb guides and remote wilderness, the country that invented the walking safari is still the premier walking destination on the continent. There is nothing quite like approaching elephants or buffalo on foot knowing full well that you are a mere guest in their territory.
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Seeing Victoria Falls has to be one of life's most memorable experiences. Nearby is Livingstone town, where you can stay or arrange various activities such as boat/kayak trips or helicopter flights.
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Viewing the mighty cataracts of the Victoria Falls has to be one of life's most memorable experiences.
The Zambezi River pours cascades of white water over the lip of the falls, the thunder surrounds you and rainbows shine across the mist. Vervet monkeys chatter in the dripping trees and trumpeter hornbills swoop across the gorge. It’s an awesome sight; one of the great wonders of the world.
"It had never been seen before by European eyes. Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight".
Such were the words of the great missionary and explorer David Livingstone, in describing his impressions of the Victoria Falls.
Ten kilometres from the Victoria Falls, Livingstone town has sprung to life with lots of small guesthouses, lively markets and operators offering every activity from helicopter rides to bungee jumping, exhilarating white-water rafting trips and gentle boat cruises on the Zambezi.
We recommend staying outside the town in one of the quiet lodges on the Zambezi River. From here you can visit the Victoria Falls as well as go on sunset boat trips, kayak trips, walks and visits to village markets.
Victoria Falls, on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border, the spectacle that so bewitched David Livingstone, is still equally impressive today. Find out the best time to visit, accommodation we recommend, plus activities you can do that will enhance your enjoyment of this natural wonder.
An idea that was originally established in Zambia, safari houses are now common in most of East Africa's popular game parks. We look at a few of the most popular in Zambia and the reasons why they are still a firm favourite amongst some safari-goers.
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