Explore the land of the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, abundant wildlife and raw wilderness…all in one friendly country.
Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa. Zambia is one of Africa’s prime safari destinations, boasting 19 national parks as well as the legendary, iconic Victoria Falls (which is located on the border with Zimbabwe). The country’s woodlands, grasslands wetlands and open plains bloom with greenery during the wet season; during the dry months, wildlife viewing is superb as animals gather around waterholes and rivers. There are plenty of safari camps and lodges suited to a host of tastes and budgets.
South Luangwa National Park is located in the north-east of Zambia, in its lush, diverse Luangwa Valley, The park’s 90 500 hectares of woodland and bushveld are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna species, including 4 of the Big 5. The park is also a leopard hotspot, a notoriously elusive animal. A number of camps and lodges in the park are available for accommodation.
Kafue National Park is the second largest park in Africa, and the oldest and biggest in Zambia. It is made up of open plains, woodlands, and wetlands that are home to a superb variety of flora and fauna. Guests can expect to see herds of buffalo and elephants, spectacular birdlife, as well as a good deal of predator activity. The park is conveniently located within driving distance of Victoria Falls.
This remote wilderness offers visitors a unique blend of rich natural and cultural heritage. Liuwa Plains National Park in Zambia consists of vast grasslands and wooded islands that cover an area of 3660 km². Liuwa’s main attraction is what is considered to be Africa’s second largest annual migration of wildebeest. Each year, thousands of blue wildebeest converge on the plains of Liuwa. Other game found in the park include tsessebe, reedbuck, zebra, red lechwe, and oribi.
Lying along Zimbabwe’s northern border with Zambia is the inspiring Lake Kariba, stretching 220 km in length and up to 40 km in breadth at its widest point. There are multiple operators offering full-board and self-catering house boat-based safaris on the lake. During the days one can head out fishing for the prized Tigerfish or local catfish and bream species. Boat-based game-viewing can be rewarding and one has the chance of viewing the Big 5 and enjoy large herds of elephant and buffalo as they come down to drink with hippos around you.
The Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia is made up of a combination of vegetated forests and broadleaf woodlands, forming a huge expanse along the banks of the Zambezi River. These floodplains teem with wildlife, with species such as elephant and buffalo seen in abundance. Predator activity and birdlife is also excellent. Visitors can explore the park on exciting game drive and canoe safaris, with a number of camps and lodges providing accommodation.