Away from the crowds associated with some more developed safari destinations in East and Southern Africa, Zambia offers one of the most exciting safari experiences in all of Africa. The perfect spot for an off-the-beaten-track safari with outstanding game viewing on offer, Zambia is the perfect destination for safari aficionados looking for something a little different. For those looking for an even more unique experience, look no further than Liuwa Plain in the far west of Zambia – one of the most amazing, yet least explored, of Africa’s national parks. Here, our Zambia specialist, Annie, explains why this little known park has so much appeal.
Zambia is a great destination for first timers and safari aficionados alike, offering an off-the-beaten-track experience with some of the most rewarding game viewing on the continent combined with some of the most unique activities. Here we give a rundown of our top things to do in Zambia to really make the most of your time here…
An exciting southern African adventure with an outstanding safari in Zambia's renowned South Luangwa and a luxury beach break on beautiful Lake Malawi. Perfect for those after an off-the-beaten-track trip with wonderful experiences and activities aplenty.
Africa doesn't come much wilder than Zambia. A safari holiday here is an enthusiasts’ paradise, teeming with wildlife and blessed with unspoiled wilderness, waterfalls and plenty of adrenalin activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling or canoeing. From the game rich Luangwa Valley, to the majestic Victoria Falls, the legendary ‘land of the walking safari’ delivers a holiday for those who relish the simplicity of bush life, up-close animal encounters, and are looking for an authentic safari.
Landlocked in the heart of Africa, Zambia is the place to holiday to experience ‘the real Africa’. It comes complete with adrenaline-thrills on the Zambezi River, superb national parks, and face-to-face wildlife encounters in some of the continent’s wildest and most remote game areas.
Known as the birthplace of the ‘walking safari’, Zambia’s star attraction is South Luangwa National Park. Located at the end of the Great Rift Valley, this safari stronghold assures the very best intimate on-foot experiences for those keen to tour through the bush with award-winning guides. Stay in no-frills camps or luxurious lodges, and seek out elephants, hippos, antelopes, lions, leopards, baboons, birds, and more.
Further adventure awaits at Lower Zambezi National Park, an unspoiled wilderness with a gasp-inducing landscape. The game here is excellent; spot herds of buffaloes, watch elephants wade in the river, and enjoy sightings of large prides of lions, wild dogs, hyenas and leopards. Another reason to go the Lower Zambezi National Park is the Zambezi River, which allows you to go fishing, canoeing and enjoy river cruises.
Discovered by explorer and missionary Dr David Livingstone in 1866, Victoria Falls - known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the smoke that thunders’ – is one of Zambia’s other attractions. To appreciate the power of the roaring fast-falling water and drench-inducing spray that spans the breadth of the Zambezi River at one point, take the so-called ‘flight of angels’ by microlight/helicopter or if you feel adventurous hop into the “Devils Pool” – a naturally formed pool right at the edge of the Falls.
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