There are lots of reasons to visit Africa and Zambia is one destination not to miss for a memorable safari!
Nearly half the size of Europe and landlocked in south-central Africa, Zambia has a total of 19 national parks and is known for its pristine wilderness. It’s great for walking safaris and adventure activities by the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls locally know as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – the smoke that thunders is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Enjoy a vast array of exciting activities including white water rafting, bungee jumping and a scenic flight over the Falls. The one activity not to miss is a swim in ‘The Devil’s Pool’ on top of the mighty Victoria Falls!
To start planning your next safari….here are some reasons for taking a walk on the wild side in Zambia.
- A lot of camps remain small and are predominantly owner run.
- The average size of lodges is 20 beds; camps range from 12-16 beds and bush camps 6-8 beds.
- Zambia has perfected the art of “bush camps” in remote areas, with walking as a speciality. Most camps are based within protected land which is home to a remarkable array of wildlife, from lions, leopards, buffalo and wild dog, to giraffes, elephants, zebra, hippos and more than 450 species of birds.
- The award-winning guides, mostly locals, are exceptional and probably the best in Africa now – with well-rounded knowledge. They are passionate about the environment and this special part of the world.
- Levels of tourism, although in growth, remain very small compared to all other safari destinations.
Why combine the different National Parks
- South Luangwa – The Luangwa River is one of the last remaining major rivers left untouched by man’s interference. This leads to extreme high and low water levels resulting in a series of lagoons, some enormous. Combined with the many woodland and open plain areas, the varied habitats host a good concentration of game. South Luangwa is the home of walking safaris.
- Lower Zambezi – The Zambezi River flows near the escarpment east of the Kariba Dam, through game rich country. This clear water river has sandbanks and channels, and with the wide open areas these all provide superb canoeing, boating and fishing.