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Zambia
Zambia boasts 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.

EASTERN ZAMBIA: 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.

Livingstone, a town that was named after David Livingstone, the first European explorer of south-eastern Zambia, is a springboard for visitors to the spectacular Victoria Falls. Travellers 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.

CENTRAL ZAMBIA: 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 kilometres, Kafue 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.

Southwest 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.

NORTHERN ZAMBIA: Lake Bangweulu is a shallow expanse of water in northern Zambia flanked by pristine wetlands. The Bangweulu 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 managed Kasanka National Park also draws visitors to northern Zambia. In November and December, millions of fruit bats assemble in the park’s swamp forest.

WESTERN 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.

Zambia offers great variety and has hundreds of highlights.
An African destination that should not be missed!

 
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