Zambia

Location: Central Southern Africa

Total Area: 752,618 sq km

Border countries: Angola, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo,

Mozambique, Malawi, and Botswana.

Climate: tropical; rainy season (November to March)

Popularity rating:

5/10

Southern Africa’s hidden gem – Zambia is a landlocked oasis with more natural water sources than any other Southern African countries. Visit the famed Victoria Falls from Livingstone while enjoying an array of experiences in this cultural and adventure capital. Closer to the Capital city Lusaka, the Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks are largely untouched and offer a spectacular safari in true African style. The famed South Luangwa National park welcomes travellers with exquisite game viewing and the opportunity to walk on foot through the big game country – an unrivalled safari experience. Whether you visit to raft the Zambezi and see Big Five up close on foot, or simply want to sit back and enjoy expansive views into the great African bushveld, Zambia is the place to explore.

Livingstone & the Victoria Falls

Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi, the town of Livingstone is the perfect base from which to explore Victoria Falls. The town is a bustling collection of shops, restaurants and tour operators.

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is located in western Zambia and covers a vast area of land. The Kaufe River runs north through the park where the lush Busanga Plains house big game, birdlife and flora. In the south of the park in the Nanzhila Plains, elephants and antelopes roam and in the Lake Itezhi-Tezhi, hippos swim.

Highlights

Lake Kariba

The largest man-made lake in the world, spanning over 140 miles/ 220 kilometres in length. Lake Kariba extends along the border of Zambia. Several islands are scattered across the lake; The Fothergill, Spurwing and Antelope Islands.

Mosi oa Tunya National Park

Discover a hidden gem in Zambia. Mosi oa Tunya National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site with stunning views. Head over to the Knife-Edge Bridge which offers breathtaking views from the Eastern side of the waterfall and the main gorge.  If you get lucky you might see Zambia’s only white rhino.

South Luangwa National Park

Positioned on Zambia’s Luangwa River Valley and known for its plentiful wildlife, the river is frequently crowded with hippos. Home to hundreds of different species of bird, baobab trees, Thornicroft’s giraffes.

Liuwa Plain

The remote, forgotten piece of Africa is in the far west and provides a vast pristine wilderness. Completely natural and uncommercialised makes the park the perfect destination for the bush-lover.