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Zambia

About Zambia

Zambia is a country abundant with protected wilderness, vast lakes, rich wetlands and spectacular waterfalls. The country itself is actually considered a blessing since its name derives from the translation of the beautiful Zambezi River – “God’s friend”. 

The scenic splendour of Zambia has no rival in Africa, thanks to the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the locals as “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, or “The Smoke that Thunders”, as well as the great Zambezi River to two of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa – the Luangwa and the Kafue National Park. 

Zambia is also widely regarded as the best country in Africa for walking safaris. Exploring the bush on a walking safari gives a completely different perspective to viewing game from a vehicle and approaching big game on foot is truly exhilarating.

Zambia is achieving a growing popularity amongst discerning travellers, with its lodges and camps concentrating on catering for this market on a small, highly-personalised scale; making Zambia holidays truly luxurious, with some of the best accommodation stays on the continent.

Interesting things to do in Zambia

Zambia holidays allow travellers to explore some truly spectacular sights, including the world-famous Victoria Falls which sit on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. David Livingstone was the first European to see the great Falls, naming them Victoria after the English Queen. This precious waterfall is referred to as the most extraordinary spectacle in Zambia and continues to be one of the main tourist attractions.

As well as Victoria Falls, there are other magical waterfalls to explore on a Zambia holiday; perfect for nature lovers and avid explorers. Many who travel to Zambia are keen to book onto a guided tour of the falls, especially after a busy schedule involving wildlife watching and safari-trekking. After all, there’s no better way to relax while sightseeing than witnessing this calming natural formation. Travellers even have the option to take a helicopter ride over the Falls, to experience this sight from an entirely different viewpoint.

For a once in a lifetime experience, book your Zambia holiday escape today to indulge in a combined trip of nature and adventure.


For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email info@africatravel.co.uk

                                 

Experiences

  • Join a walking safari in the South Luangwa
  • Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls
  • Hire a rain cape and walk the length of the falls
  • Enjoy a canoe trip on the Zambezi
  • Plunge from one of the world’s highest bungee jumps

Wildlife

  • Leopard, Elephant, Lion, African Buffalo, Spotted Hyena, Nile Crocodile, Hippos

Seasons

  • Dry – April to October
  • Green – November to March

In The Know

    • Capital – Lusaka
    • Currency – Zambian Kwacha
    • Point of Entry – Lusaka, Livingstone
    • Airlines – British Airways, South African Airways via Johannesburg, Emirates, Kenya Airways
    • Flying Time – 10 hours
    • Time Zone – GMT +2
    • Visa on arrival
    • Seasons: Rainy: November – April, Dry: May – November, Cool Dry: May – August, Hot Dry: September – November, Floods: December – June
    • Medical Requirements – Malaria prophylaxis recommended

Insider Tips

  • Cross the border to the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls for a completely different view
  • Do try a helicopter ride at Victoria Falls as it offers the best perspective
  • Try to avoid staying overnight in Lusaka – the city is quite a way from the airport
  • Take a taxi into Livingstone town for dinner as the hotels by the Falls can be very expensive
  • Plan your trip well – the Lower Zambezi National Park is only accessible for 6 months of the year

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