Zambia

Zambia Overview

Slithering snakes, plunging waterfalls, raw wilderness and much more is some of the famous places to visit when traveling on a Zambia safari. Trapped on all sides by the African landmass, Zambia is a place to relish your holidays if you have a taste for vast expanse of plains where wildlife roams free.

The warm hospitality of the Zambian people will never make you feel out of place or even feel like missing home. Amidst the forestry of Zambia, an endless number of safari destinations such as lodges and guest houses can be found where you can relax and experience the best of the local dishes.

One of the most popular safari location in Zambia has to be the North Luangwa, South Luangwa and Kafue National Parks, which has some of the most prolific animal populations in Africa.

On the Southern side of Zambia, on the Zambezi River, lies on of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls. The locals call it Mosi-oa-Tunya which means "smoke that thunders". If you thought Zambia was all about dusty plains and wildlife, wait until you see the waterfalls that drop hundreds of feet onto the water bodies below. Carried forward in fast currents that disappear into the horizon. Don’t miss the gorgeous view of the molten red sun dipping into the horizon above the waterfalls, forming a mirage that you might see only in wallpapers.

If you are more of an adrenalin junkie, check out White Water Rafting, bungee jumping and much more in the near vicinity of Victoria Falls. Helicopter rides can also be arranged to view the beautiful landscape from a slightly different angle.

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Places to visit in Zambia

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    South Luangwa National Park


    Being dubbed as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, the abundance of wildife around the Luangwa River is among the most intense in Africa. Birdwatchers travel from far to view the 732 species of birds that arrange from 39 birds of prey to 47 migrant species.

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    Lower Zambezi National Park


    The Lower Zambezi National Park is one of the much praised areas to view big game such as elephants and buffaloes. The Zambezi river flows through the region setting the right ambience and tone for a place where game-viewing can be enjoyed at its best.

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    Victoria Falls


    The Victoria Falls goes in the records books of Africa as the most visited and admired tourist locations. It is rated as one of the world’s most epic spectacles. Raging torrents of water dripping down a mile-long valley below is a scene to cherish from a helicopter or from the specially designed peek platform.

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    Kafue National Park


    The Kafue National park spans for more than 22,500 sq.km and is the largest park in Zambia and also one of the biggest national parks in the world. It has a diverse terrain ranging from lush riverine forests to grasslands which sets just the ambience for wildlife of all kinds to flourish in full-form.

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    Devil’s Pool


    If watching wildlife ranks high on your Zambia tour agenda, plan to reach there during the months of May to October. During this period, the climate is generally dry and offers the best ambience for wildgame watching. November to April is the best time to see wildebeest migration across the plains. June to August is not usually advised since the temperatures drop and do not offer the best experience for game-viewing or any other activity.

Best time to visit Zambia

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  • If watching wildlife ranks high on your Zambia tour agenda, plan to reach there during the months of May to October. During this period, the climate is generally dry and offers the best ambience for game viewing. November to April is the best time to see wildebeest migration across the plains. June to August is not usually advised since the temperatures drop and do not offer the best experience for game viewing or any other activity.

things to do

Wildlife safari

Tribal tours

Trekking

Canoeing

Family

Things to Carry on Zambia Tours

  • Binoculars to get that extra zoom while watching a herd of elephants cross a river in the distance.
  • Mosquito repellent to prevent an unwanted itch.
  • Battery powered flashlights if you are doing a rough safari experience in the bush.