Zambia is the undiscovered treasure trove of Africa. It shelters extraordinary natural beauty and is one of the most pristine and unspoiled wildlife havens on the continent. It is easy to see why Zambia boasts one of the largest areas of land under protection as a national park in Africa.
The thundering splendour of the Victoria Falls draws most visitors to this gentle and peaceful country. Less frequented than Zimbabwe, many travellers prefer to see the falls from the Zambian side and some claim the views are even more spectacular.
- Experience the birthplace of the walking safari.
- Marvel at the largely untouched national parks.
- Stand in awe of the spectacular Victoria Falls.
- Unwind in intimate lodges, which are set in exquisite surroundings.
- Put your feet up on a romantic sundowner cruise.
Rainfall varies regionally.
- Best time to travelThe Victoria Falls are at their most spectacular in autumn, but the spray is thick. Take a waterproof jacket and don’t wear a white shirt - you will get wet!
- Traveling with childrenZambia is a safe destination for the whole family and the locals are known for their friendliness.
- WildlifeZambia is known for its large populations of hippos and crocs, herds of zebras, impalas and pukus an assortment of antelope species, lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and over 750 species of birds.
- Flying to ZambiaThere are good international connections to Livingstone and Lusaka, and frequent scheduled flights between these two major gateways. Generally, however, travel to the game parks is undertaken by private or scheduled charter.
- LanguageEnglish is widely spoken.
- CurrencyThe currency is US Dollars
- Guest SafetyZambia is an extremely safe destination to travel in.
This charming colonial town, named after the legendary Victorian missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone, was once the bustling capital of Zambia
South Luangwa is home to an abundance of game, which frequents the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons.
The spectacular Lower Zambezi National Park spans 4 092 km² (1 580 square miles) of pristine wilderness.
From scheduled flights and transfers to self-drives and public transport, find out more on how to travel around Zambia.
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