Zambia

Time needed: 4 Day(s) to 2 Week(s)

The country of Zambia, home to the magnificent Victoria Falls and the beautiful Lake Kariba, is a land locked country in Southern Africa. Bordered by Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia and Angola, Zambia's landscape is flat with wide open spaces, raging rivers, tall forests and breath-taking lakes and waterfalls.

The capital Lusaka is home to the majority of the population. The city is located in the southeast of the country and is considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in all of Africa.

Zambia has a tropical climate with three distinct seasons; the dry season from mid-April to August that provides cold temperatures at night but a lush emerald green landscape; the hot season from September to mid-November when the vegetation is thin and game viewing is at its best; and the wet season between mid-November and mid-April when a vast array of colourful and rare birds come out to play - over 750 different species of birds can be found in Zambia.

Zambia is known for providing a 'real African' experience. Distances between major towns and attractions are expansive and local transport can be slightly 'challenging' making independent travel tricky, but for some, all the more enjoyable. There are also many highly qualified tour companies to choose from, taking the stress out of the experience and offering stops at all major highlights.

Highlights when visiting Zambia include; the Victoria Falls, near the city of Livingstone, where the thunderous waters of the Zambezi River fall over 100m, as well as Lake Kariba the largest man-made lake in the world. In addition, the abundance of diverse safari parks offer experiences such as a walking safari through the North Luangwa National Park, a game drive through Zambia's largest game reserve Kafue, or a river cruise in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Visitors are literally spoilt for choice for things to do. The Zambezi River also offers fabulous fishing spots where tigerfish and giant vundu can be caught. Intrepid explorers can also venture into remote areas in search of the other 16 magnificent waterfalls found there.

If you are thinking about planning a trip to Zambia we are here to help, so why not send us an email and let us tailor-make your holiday for a 'real African' experience.

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Victoria Falls framed by tree Baby elephant