Vast areas of unspoiled and virtually undiscovered protected wilderness areas make Zambia an undisputed favorite with dedicated safari fans. From ants to elephant's, a bird's nest to a pride of lions, experiencing many facets of the bush is the Zambian way.
Discover the beauty of Zambia
The unspoiled nature of Zambia is perhaps its greatest asset. Walking safaris give visitors a unique insight into the natural world. The warmth of the Zambian people is legendary, as they welcome visitors to their ceremonies and festivals.
The Wonders of Zambia
South Luangwa Valley
South Luangwa is one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries. It covers a vast area of 9,050 square kilometers bordered by the Muchinga Escarpment to the west and-for the most part-the mighty Luangwa River to the east. The park is home to a huge variety of mammals, including elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, lion and large numbers of antelope. It is also the birthplace of the walking safari, which permits visitors the privilege of walking among wild animals in their natural habitat. The valley is a sanctuary for one of Africa's most important elephant populations and was given the name "Last Kingdom of the Elephant" in a famous film about the area's wildlife.
North Luangwa Valley
This spectacular wilderness area covers 4,636 square kilometers of primarily Woodland Park and encompasses numerous small rivers, including the beautiful Mwaleshi, that play an important ecological role. The park is particularly noted for its huge herds of buffalo, and a walking safari also reveals elephant, leopard, wildcat, hyena, puku, impala, zebra, and baboon and vervet monkeys. There is abundant birdlife with more than 350 species, including the crested Loerie, crowned crane, carmine bee-eater and giant owl.
The lower Zambezi lies along the northern bank of the Zambezi River, 100 kilometers downstream of Victoria Falls. It covers 1,092 square kilometers and is home to abundant wildlife, including elephant, hippo, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard and a variety of birds. Game drives and walks often reveal lion, leopard and on occasion, cheetah. Canoe safaris and fishing on the Zambezi offer an excellent opportunity to see a variety of game and birdlife.
Kafue National Park
Kafue is one of the world's largest national parks. Its 22,400 square kilometers spill into three of Zambia's provinces and encompass a vast and impressive range of scenery and wildlife: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and almost every species of birds. The only noticeable absentee is giraffe. The lovely Kafue River and its spectacular tributaries contribute to the great diversity of landscape that makes this park interesting and rewarding to visit. Northern Kafue is dominated by the Busanga Plains, a vast area of rolling flood plain fed by the Lunga River System, which recedes in the dry season, stranding herds of hippo in shallow pools. The rich variety of birdlife provides an added attraction and includes the wattled crane, the crowned crane and the openbill stork.
Located on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, the enormous Zambezi River plunges 103 meters into a chasm almost 2 kilometers in length. In full flood, the water makes a thundering roar creating towering clouds of spray that create multitudes of sparkling rainbows and constantly drenches the opposite cliff in rain. Victoria Falls is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Livingstone Museum features African pre-historical and historical artifacts, and memorabilia related to Scottish missionary David Livingstone and his exploration of this area in the 1850s. The National Museum displays a collection of archaeological and anthropological relics, including a copy of a Neanderthal skull estimated to be over 100,000 years old.
|Summer: Nov - Mar||
Warm days; you can experience thunderstorms in Nov to Mar.
Average Temperatures: 63/90
|Fall: Apr - May||
Dry, with cool nights.
Average Temperatures: 50/85
|Winter: Jun - Jul||
Dry, with cold nights.
Average Temperatures: 43/78
|Spring: Aug - Oct||
Average Temperatures: 48/93