Zambia

Zambia offers superb wildlife, scenic beauty incorporating 17 waterfalls (including the legendary Victoria Falls), the Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes and wetlands, excellent national parks, and some of the finest safaris on offer.

Sharing a border with Zimbabwe and therefore also many of the major tourist attractions in the area, this landlocked country borders Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, Angola and Zaire. One of the unrivalled leaders of Southern Africa, Zambia is also a major producer of emeralds, aquamarines, amethyst and tourmalines, and produces high-quality gems – a brilliant souvenir of your holiday!  Zambians are renowned for their inordinate warmth to all visitors to this quiet and unassuming corner of Africa.

Zambia offers exceptional game viewing in all of its world-renowned 19 national parks, some situated in remote areas, allowing visitors a truly, off the beaten track experience.

Points of Interest

Victoria Falls – The ‘Smoke that Thunders’ certainly; one of the highlights of this African safari is a visit to the Victoria Falls. It is both a National Park and a World Heritage Site

Livingstone -rapidly becoming known as the ‘Adventure Centre’ of Southern Africa, with many exciting leisure options for visitors. Available activities range from walking safaris, canoeing, tiger fishing to white-water rafting and bungee jumping.

Livingstone Island – Visitors feeling brave, can take a heart-stopping peek over the island’s edge to the churning waters below or enjoy a dip in the fall’s very own “swimming pool”.

A cruise on the upper Zambezi is a must on any trip to Livingstone. Zambezi sunsets are stunning and a cruise will take you past the Mosi-oa-tunya National Park where you can view hippos, crocodiles, elephants.

Game Lodges in Zambia offer the best walking safaris on the continent in the major National Parks and their experienced guides make sure that visitors have a rewarding and memorable experience.

South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s best-known park.

The North Luangwa National Park lion should head up your wish list if you’re looking for something really remote, with its huge herds of buffalo and large prides of lion.

Batoka Gorge – A world heritage site, this gorge is a spectacular site and affords the adrenaline junkie a roller coaster ride along the Great Zambezi.

The Luangwa Valley – Located in the northeast, this premier game viewing is an area well worth a visit. In the rainy season, it becomes a veritable paradise for huge roaming herds of antelope, zebra, giraffe and buffalo.

Climate

There are three seasons: the cool and dry winter season the hot and dry season and the rainy and wet season, which is even hotter. The best time for game viewing in Zambia is the dry season (May – October); however, the rainy season (November – April) is commonly called the Emerald Season because of the richer colours and is better for river activities.