A Wealth of Wildlife and Wonders
Zambia is quite a country. Not usually on most travelers' itineraries of Southern Africa, it really does offer a unique and absorbing African adventure. Those who do make the effort to visit will be awestruck by the wealth of wildlife - whether on a walking safari, river cruise or game drive - and will leave with a kaleidoscope of memories.
Zambia's premier attraction is undoubtedly Victoria Falls, which it shares with neighbouring Zimbabwe. You can stay in either country but most travelers head to Zambia these days. One of the world's seven natural wonders, the Falls are simply spectacular and when in full flood are the largest falling curtain of water in the world. And you can enjoy an array of activities in the 'Adrenalin Capital' of Africa.
South Luangwa National Park is the country's premier game reserve. Covering 9050 sq km of pristine wilderness, it contains an incredible density and diversity of wildlife, including predators and prey alike, with 60 species of animals and 400 species of birds. It also offers amazing walking safaris where you can get up close with Africa's wild animals and camp out under the stars after a day in the bush.
Kafue National Park is the country's biggest reserve, and one of the largest in the world. It is a fertile eco-system teeming with antelope, hippos and predators congregating along the Busanga floodplains. And you can spot game on a sunset cruise in the Lower Zambezi National Park or paddle yourself down the river on a canoeing safari. And most travelers will spend a night in Lusaka at the beginning or end of their trip, a chaotic, crowded but charming African city.