Why go to Zambia

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If you’re looking to experience nature as never before, Zambia is the place to go. Think magnificent natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, vast pristine wilderness and more.

Home to the famous Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi River and some of the most legendary safaris in Africa, Zambia is one country you don’t want to miss.

Recognised as one of the safest countries to visit in Africa (and in fact the world), Zambia is known for its friendly and welcoming people who are more than happy to share with you some of the world’s finest nature experiences that can be found on their doorstep.

Explore some of our not-to-be-missed highlights on your Zambian adventure…

Zambezi River

‘Zambezi River’ means ‘Great River’ in the local Tonga dialect, and rightly so. The Zambezi is the fourth longest river in Africa, flowing through six countries on its journey from its source in northwestern Zambia to the Indian Ocean. It’s less developed than other rivers in terms of human settlement (many areas along its banks are protected), and remains one of the most pristine rivers in the world. While its sheer beauty attracts travellers from around the world, it also offers a myriad exciting watersport as well as game viewing opportunities. Its power, of course, is also what fuels the famous Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls

Forming the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the mighty Victoria Falls presents an awe-inspiring display of natural beauty that earned it the reputation of ‘the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.’ At the height of the rainy season, over five hundred million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge of the falls into a gorge over one hundred metres below. Watching this take place from the safety of one of the many strategic vantage points is yet another of the many humbling experiences that Zambia has to offer.

Zambia Luxury Safari - Elephant Low Zambezi
Honeymoon Safari - Private Breakfast with view on the Victoria Falls

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Along the upper Zambezi River is Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that plays host to the mighty Victoria Falls. A nature lover’s dream, the area is marked by tall riverine forest, miombo woodland and thick grassland. While relatively small (66 square km), it’s home to numerous antelope species, giraffe, warthog and a variety of birds and smaller animals, as well as crossing elephants. As there are no predators in the park, the animals are very relaxed and can be observed at close quarters. The impressive mammals and rich birdlife of the park make land-based game drives a treat, while water-based explorations include sunset or game viewing river cruises revealing an abundance of hippo and crocodile, as well as other river-dwelling species.

Lower Zambezi National Park

The sheer wilderness of this park is what makes it an absolute must-visit. It’s still relatively underdeveloped, and its raw wild state leaves many a visitor in awe. As it’s situated opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, the entire area on both sides of the Zambezi River is one spectacular wildlife sanctuary. Nature lovers will be awe-struck by the park’s combination of thick riverine forest, stretching floodplains, rolling hills and magical woodlands. While the diversity of wildlife isn’t as wide as some of the bigger parks in the area, the opportunities to get up close to wandering game in and out of the Zambezi channels are many, as most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor. Most famous are the huge herds of elephant often seen at the river’s edge. Buffalo and waterbuck are also common, with decent populations of lion and leopard also calling the park home.

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South Luangwa National Park

One of the great remaining unspoiled areas of Africa and a highlight of eastern Zambia, this impressive park covers about 9050 square kilometres of the Luangwa Valley Floor. Known to locals simply as ‘the South Park’, it offers dramatic topography as well as an abundance of wildlife. South Luangwa’s concentration of animals is in fact one of the most dense in all of Africa. Everything from predators like the famed African wild dog, majestic lion and elusive leopard to big game favourites like elephant, buffalo and hippo can be spotted. The park also offers some unique wildlife sightings, including Zambia’s famous Crawshay’s zebra herds, 14 different antelope species, and the elusive bushbuck. Add to this 400 species of birds and you’ve got a safari lover’s dream.

FAQ Zambia

When is the best time to go?

Zambia’s climate is sub-tropical, and defined by a marked wet and dry season rather than summer and winter. The best time to go for game viewing is during the dry season from May to October. The best time to visit the Victoria Falls in particular is at the end of the rainy season (between March and May), when the Zambezi River is in full flood.

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