Zambia, a landlocked southern African country is renowned for its world class safaris, abundant wildlife and the magnificent Victoria Falls. Zambia is also a culturally diverse country, with more than 70 indigenous tribal groups. So, as you explore the country, you can not only feast on impressive natural sights but also meet people from various cultures and learn more about their lifestyle and customs.
Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, is a bustling and fast-growing city with the noisy Lusaka City Market at its centre. Though the capital does not boast of grand attractions, you can visit the National Museum, Presidential Burial Site National Monument and the Freedom Statue to learn more about the country’s history. Lusaka National Park, located just 15 km from the city centre, is popular for its white rhinos.
Zambia is best known for the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls on the planet, which it shares with Zimbabwe. The 108m tall ‘smoke that thunders’ is the major attraction in Zambia and caters to all types of visitors, from honeymooners to thrill-seekers. There are numerous viewpoints from where you can enjoy astounding views If you are daring enough, you can go for a dip in the Devil’s Pool, a breathtaking natural pool located on the edge of the Victoria Falls. The nearby town of Livingstone serves as the base to explore the Victoria Falls.
The Zambezi river which flows through the country was the inspiration behind the name Zambia. Due to its grade V and VI rapids, Zambezi is considered one of the best white-water rafting destinations in the world. The river goes through Lower Zambezi National Park, one of Zambia’s best wildlife-watching destinations where you can go on a canoe safari along the Zambezi river for wildlife spotting.
South Luangwa National Park, located in Zambia’s eastern region, is home to thick woodlands which are packed with leopards, buffaloes, elephants, hippos, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes and plenty of birdlife. This park is popular for its authentic safari experience and considered as one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. Liuwa Plain National Park, located near the border of Angola in the western Zambia, is famed for its hyenas and wildebeests. The park is quite remote and hence boasts of a largely untouched natural environment.
Zambia is one of southern Africa’s best places to experience diverse cultures, encounter wildlife, and explore rugged landscapes. Its abundant wildlife population and excellent safaris are renowned worldwide and makes the country an ideal destination for those who seek authentic wildlife experiences.
Did you know that the Zambezi River was the inspiration behind the name of Zambia?