Zambia, a most welcoming destination and a peaceful nation since independence over 50 years ago. Zambia is, without doubt, one of Africa’s finest safari destinations. 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.
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,it offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers of wildlife. 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.
Enjoy morning and afternoon/evening games drives where you may encounter elephants, leopards, rhinos, cheetahs, hippos and more. Come and discover the thrill of Zambia for yourself.
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. Apart from being home to the mighty Victoria Falls, it offers a myriad of adrenaline-generating activities such as micro-lighting over the Victoria Falls, white-water rafting on world- class rapids on the Zambezi, gorge swings and, ultimately, the bungee jump from the Victoria Falls bridge, one of the deepest natural bungee jumping points. These sites are simply breathtaking in their natural undisturbed beauty, a holiday destination for all seasons.
South Luangwa National Park
For scenery, variety of animals and accessibility South Luangwa National Park is considered the best park in Zambia and one the most majestic in Africa.
Impalas, pukus and buffaloes roam the wide open plains; leopards of which there are many hunt in the dense woodlands; herds of elephants wade through the marshes; and hippos munch serenely on the nile cabbage in the Luangwa River. The bird life is also tremendous with about 400 species being recorded.
Bordered on one side by the Muchinga Escarpment and the Luangwa River on the other, the park consists of 9,050km²of untouched wilderness supporting one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.
North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park is the untouched wilderness and will charm you with its pristine beauty and variety of wildlife. North Luangwa National Park in Zambia, the northernmost of the three in the valley of the Luangwa River was founded as a game reserve in 1938, it became a national park in 1972. North Luangwa and South Luangwa National Parks and associated game management areas in the east of the country make up almost as large an area where they straddle the Luangwa River and provide an exceptional experience in the ancient riverine woodlands adjacent to the river.
Located in the oldest section of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, his remote tract of land covering 4636 km2 offers one of the finest wilderness experiences in Zambia, if not Africa itself. The beauty of visiting this park is the truly remarkable opportunities to experience Africa as it was. It is wild and untouched, and you are simply an unobtrusive witness to its natural beauty and drama. Wildlife concentrates near the Luangwa River, guided walking safaris on existing animal trails are the only way to see the residents, which include buffalo, elephants, lions, leopards, Africa’s greatest concentration of hippos, and over 400 species of birds. The North Luangwa National Park offers some of the finest walking and walking trails in Africa, a true wilderness with plenty to see and this is how the park is best explored.
Liuwa Plains National Park
Liuwa Plains National Park in the Western Province of Zambia – an area with rich cultural heritage as well as wonderful wildlife. Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in Barotseland on the Upper Zambezi Flood Plains.
Liuwa Plain National Park is 3,660km2 of extensive grasslands and a few wooded islands, the area is a huge, extremely flat plain, and during the rainy season, most of it is under water. It is home to the second-largest wildebeest migration in Africa. Every year tens of thousands of blue wildebeest move north toward greener grazing pastures in early July.
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Zambian wilderness represents wild Africa at its best. Located in the heart of the continent at the crossroads of Southern and East Africa, Zambia showcases some of the best, most vast wildlife reserves in all Africa. Explore the remote Lower Zambezi by canoe, boat or 4×4 vehicle.
The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 km2, with the largest concentration of game congregating along the valley floor. The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The park covers a wide area but the escarpment acts as a kind of barrier keeping most animals in the bottom of the valley. This park is so beautiful that it is hard to know which to admire more, the scenery or the animals. Wildlife seems less bothered by people when they are at water level, which is why, in the Lower Zambezi, ‘river safaris’ and ‘canoe excursions’ are popular activities.
Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is included in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, an initiative to link the national parks of five African countries into what will eventually become a park. Its name, which translates to “the smoke that thunders,” refers to the stunning Victoria Falls which are located on the park grounds. Situated along the Zambezi River, and occupying just 66 square kilometers, the park offers excellent opportunities for concentrated game-viewing.
Livingstone / Victoria Falls
Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, who explored this area extensively, Livingstone Town was established in 1905.
As a major European settlement, being close to the Zambezi River crossing over to Southern Rhodesia, the town was made the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. As the capital, it enjoyed excellent facilities far superior to anything elsewhere in the country, as can be seen from the surviving Edwardian buildings that line the city’s main road. Livingstone even had the distinction of having the country’s first newspaper. The capital was moved to Lusaka in 1935 and the bustling city has become a quiet town, but still retaining a special charm. A major event in 2011 was the installation of the town’s first set of traffic lights! The proximity to the Zambezi River and the spectacular Victoria Falls has led Livingstone to become a base for travelers from all over the world wanting to explore this Wonder of the World.