the world’s largest waterfall and the
mighty Zambezi River. The country plays host
to spectacular wetlands and vast tracts of wilderness.
It offers abundant wildlife and a multitude
of birds, scenic beauty and breathtaking sunsets.
Moreover, it is a land of exemplary African
hospitality. Travellers can choose from mobile
safari options to astounding luxury lodges.
With 17 waterfalls,
including the colossal Victoria Falls, Zambia
appeals to our sense of adventure and is the
land of the legendary African walking safari.
Other activities on offer include rafting
and Tiger fishing. Abseiling and bungee jumping
cater for the extreme adventure-seeker. From
the traveller’s perspective, the country
can be divided into eastern, central, northern,
and western geographical regions.
The Luangwa River, a major tributary of the
Zambezi River, is located in Zambia’s
Luangwa Valley. The river plays host to a large
number of hippos and crocodiles and floods during
the rainy season between December and March.
A southern extension of the Great Rift Valley,
Luangwa Valley is located in eastern Zambia
and is home to the extraordinary North
and South Luangwa National Parks.
Situated on the northern
bank of the Zambezi River in south-eastern
Zambia is the Lower
Zambezi National Park. Large mammals,
predators, and herds of antelope populate
the park’s woodlands and congregate
on the river’s floodplain. Fascinating
birds animate the areas broad Zambian skies.
a town that was named after David Livingstone,
the first European explorer of south-eastern
Zambia, is a springboard for visitors to the
can contemplate the sights and sounds of “the
smoke that thunders” or get involved
in a variety of adventure activities. Livingstone
Island even provides
an opportunity for visitors to swim at the
waterfalls’ edge. Located a short distance
to the east of the falls, Livingstone offers
much in the way of historic interest and boasts
a reputable museum.
Zambia’s largest national park, the second
largest park in Africa, forms the heart of the
country. Covering an area of over 22 000 square
National Park comprises
a number of different habitats. With swamps
and plains in the north, teak forests and lakes
in the south, and animals throughout, there
is much to see.
of the Zambian capital Lusaka, on the southern
bank of the Kafue River, lies the Lochinvar
National Park. The park incorporates
a floodplain dotted with Kafue lechwe, grasslands
scattered with termite mounds, and stunning
woodlands. There are also hot springs, caves,
and ancient baobabs, as well as the remains
of Neolithic and Iron Age settlements.
Lake Bangweulu is a shallow expanse of water
in northern Zambia flanked by pristine wetlands.
Swamps have pelicans,
spoonbills, and flamingos, and are a breeding
ground for the endangered shoebill. The grassy
floodplains south of the wetlands attract much
wildlife and feature the black lechwe. The privately
National Park also
draws visitors to northern Zambia. In November
and December, millions of fruit bats assemble
in the park’s swamp forest.
ZAMBIA: Homeland of the Lozi people
and an extremely rural region, Barotseland
is located in Zambia’s Western Province.
It contains the Luiwa
Plains where enormous wildebeest migrations
take place in November each year. The plains
are a birthing ground for young wildebeest.
Calves have a reddish brown colour and can
stand within minutes of being born.
great variety and has hundreds of highlights.
An African destination that should not be