Summary

A country abundant with protected wilderness, massive lakes, rich wetlands and spectacular waterfalls.

From the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the locals as “mosi-oatunya” or the smoke that thunders, and the great Zambezi River to two of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa – the Luangwa and the Kafue National Parks – the scenic splendour of Zambia has no rival in Africa.

David Livingstone was the first European to see the great Falls and named them Victoria after the English Queen.

On the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe they are the most extraordinary spectacle and one of the main tourist draws.

Zambia is achieving a growing popularity amongst discerning travellers, with its lodges and camps concentrating on catering for this market on a small, highly personalised scale which makes them some of the best on the continent.

  • Join a walking safari in the South Luangwa
  • Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls
  • Hire a rain cape and walk the length of the falls
  • Enjoy a canoe trip on the Zambezi
  • Plunge from one of the world’s highest bungee jumps
  • Cross the border to the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls for a completely different view
  • Do try a helicopter ride at Victoria Falls as it offers the best perspective
  • Try to avoid staying overnight in Lusaka – the city is quite a way from the airport
  • Take a taxi into Livingstone town for dinner as the hotels by the Falls can be very expensive
  • Dry – April to October
  • Green – November to March
  • To see the greatest flow of water at the Victoria Falls visit between February & May
  • Prime walking season in the South Luangwa is July to October.
  • The Lower Zambezi National Park is only accessible by air from June to November each year
  • Plan your trip well – the Lower Zambezi National Park is only accessible for 6 months of the year
  • Rhino, Elephant, Lion, African Buffalo, Spotted Hyena, Nile Crocodile, Hippos