Zambia, a most welcoming destination and a peaceful nation since independence over 50 years ago. Home of the Victoria falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath taking lakes and wetlands, a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness.....all in one friendly country. About 30 % of Zambia’s 752,614 square kilometers is reserved for wildlife. There are 20 national parks and 34 game management areas in the country. The national parks in Zambia remain off the beaten path, and nature is showcased and at work by the minute and particularly during the night game drives in the parks. Zambia has all together 20 national parks and protected areas with the core wildlife concentration areas being Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, North Luangwa, Kafue. Each of these parks offer unique and non-duplicating experiences. The Lower Zambezi, which opens to the Zambezi water levels from the Kariba Dam, offers river specialty activities among other land activities. The Luangwa Valley & its Luangwa River lifeline, offers wildlife and birdlife an ecological pilgrimage all along its path. Zambia is home of the legendary walking safari which allows one to experience the true spirit of the African bush with its rich flora and fauna. This is complimented by its award winning camps and lodges set in an unspoilt unadulterated environment. Zambia also boasts of being Home to the Mighty Victoria Falls one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage site. The Kafue National Park opens to the Busanga grasslands allowing the opportunity to traverse the plains spotting wildlife in one of Africa's pristine, remote & untouched area. The unspoiled nature of Luangwa and its spectacular wildlife are idyllic for visitors -those seeking nature at its best. The South Luangwa National Park is a natural utopia and one of Africa’s truly great wildlife sanctuaries - different animal species and over 400 bird species living in a pristine environment… The Luangwa Valley has been called the Last Kingdom of the Elephants and indeed here one of the most memorable sights is that of elephants gathered at dusk or dawn, tentatively testing the air before venturing across the river, sometimes in groups of over 100 strong. Luambe, and Lukusuzi Liuwa Plain, West Lunga, Sioma Ngwezi, and Nyika Plateau have substantial wildlife but are still undeveloped. Mosi-oa-Tunya, near Victoria Falls, is regarded as a Zoological park as it has a well managed population of antelope, elephants, giraffe and rhino, but does not have any predators. Isangano, Lavushi Manda, Lusenga Plain, and Mweru Wantipa have never had management or facilities and have little wildlife but are still worth a visit by intrepid explorers and birdlovers. The newest park to be proclaimed is Lusaka National Park, just outside the capital, which opened to the public in June 2015.