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Zambia is one of the upcoming African Safari destinations in Southern Africa. The Wildlife is superb and the country has some of the finest reserves in Africa. Blessed with 17 waterfalls including the spectacular Victoria Falls which it shares with its neighbour Zimbabwe, Zambia holidays are filled with adventure and scenic beauty.

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A wide range of activities from the legendary walking safari, world class River Rafting, Bungi jumping, Abseiling, Canoeing, River Surfing, excellent Tiger Fishing and breath taking African sunsets are all available for you to enjoy.

Zambia is one of sub-Saharan Africa's most famous landlocked countries, and shares its borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola. Zambia’s landscape can be described as flat terrain that rises to a plateau of 8,000 ft in the east. The climate of Zambia is generally very pleasant. The capital of Zambia is Lusaka and other cities in Zambia include Kitwe, Ndola, Livingstone and Kabwe.

The TAZARA railway runs from the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Zambia, making shipping and international trade accessible. The two countries of Tanzania and Zambia have had particularly good relationship from independence.

At the border between Livingstone, Zambia, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, visitors enjoy the sights of the incredible Victoria Falls and the beauty of the great Zambezi River. The Zambezi River is Africa’s greatest waterway, with extensive rapids and long streams which sustain hundreds of species of wildlife.In Livingstone and along the Zambezi River you will find some of the finest all-inclusive accommodations Zambia has to offer, with some breath-taking views of African wilderness – a terrific African destination, Zambia cannot be ignored.

Zambia is not only home to the Victoria Falls, but also to 17 other smaller waterfalls as well, and has a great variety of flora and fauna.Zambia is host to some of Africa’s greatest National parks. South Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Park and Lochinvar National Park are home to the continent’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. South Luangwa National Park holds the greatest wildlife population in the world. Kafue National Park offers viewing of the major species of the continent and is the largest African game reserve. Lochinvar National Park is home to 400 species of birds and is a popular destination for bird watching safaris. Zambia offers many safari options for visitors who want a great variety of African wildlife.

Zambia is rich in culture and the Zambian population is made up of more than 70 different ethnic groups. Some of the ethnic groups are small and only two of these groups are big enough to constitute at least 10% of the population. The majority of the Zambian population is made up of the Bantu-speaking clan. Zambia’s cultural diversity is another reason that makes Zambia one of the great African destinations to be visited.


Best Game Viewing Months



Best Game Viewing Months

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Zambia gets its rains in the months of December through to April when some of the roads into various parks become impassable. May through to September is the best time of year to go on safari when the weather is cool and dry. October and November are hotter then the prior months but still dry so you can still go on safari as long as you don’t mind the heat. One of the main parks that people are interested in going to is the South Luangwa, the months of June, July, November and December are good for game viewing and August through to October is excellent for game viewing! In North Luangwa the months of June to August are good for game viewing and September and October are excellent for game viewing.

Victoria Falls is at its fullest in January through to April but the better time to see the falls is August through to December as it’s clearer to see the Victoria Falls with less water being thrown up in the air! In the lower Zambezi the rainy season from mid-November to mid-March can make some of the roads impassable. Most of the walking and canoe safaris run throughout the year, and some of the Lodges close during the rainy season in this area.

History & Background



History & Background

A number of the Bantu tribes existed in the area when the Portuguese and the English traders and missionaries arrived in Zambia in the 19th century. Britain annexed most of Zambia in 1890 and it became known as Northern Rhodesia. Vast copper deposits were discovered, but little was left for the native Zambians after the independence in 1963 . The country was plagued by all kinds of economic and political instability, which mostly ended when Frederick Chiluba became president in 1991.

Scheduled and Tailor–Made Safaris



Scheduled and Tailor–Made Safaris

If you want to get away from the hoards of tourists and experience a true African Safari... then Zambia is the country for you. You can join one of our scheduled camping or lodge safaris or if you’d like, we can tailor–make a private safari to meet your departure date, time period, group size and budget. A great option is a program to the main safari areas in Zambia or, you might be interested in a shorter trip to the Victoria Falls.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS IN ZAMBIA

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South Luangwa Valley is rated one of the top game reserves in the World. This 9050 sq km of pristine woodland and riverine vegetation plays host to over 40 mammal and 650 bird species. The park has been described as the premier park in Africa foremost for the variety of species seen when visiting. A visit to Malawi and Zambia would be totally incomplete without experiencing the sheer magnitude and delight of this unique area.

North Luangwa Park - This remote tract of land covering 4636 square kilometres 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.

The Great Bangweulu Basin, incorporating Bangweulu Lake forms a massive wetland area in the centre of an ancient cratonic platform, the North Zambian Plateau. For the most part, the swamps consist of areas of open water surrounded by permanent dense stands of Papyrus grass and Phragmites reeds - which are only accessible by shallow canoe via an intricate network of narrow channels. This habitat is home to vast herds of Lechwe and the rare Shoebill Stork.

Kasanka Park -This peaceful sanctuary, situated on the south western edge of the Lake Bangweulu basin, is one of Zambia's smallest national parks, however it is so well endowed with rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests, lagoons, meadows and dambos that it supports a uniquely wide range of animals and abundant birds and fish

Lower Zambezi Park - Zambia's newest Park and as such is still relatively undeveloped. It's beauty lies in it's absolute wilderness state. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the Zambezi's rivers edge from the comfort of your canoe. 'Island hopping' buffalo and waterbuck are common sites.

The Victoria Falls - Described by the Kololo tribe, living in the area in the 1800's as Mosi-oa-Tunya - 'the Smoke that Thunders' and in more modern terms as 'the greatest known curtain of falling water'. Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight - awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly two kilometers into a deep gorge over 100 meters below. The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges--a playground for the adventurous.