Zambia is a vast country, friendly and peaceful, that offers superb wildlife and cultural encounters. Landlocked in Southern Africa, Zambia is one of the least traveled and most rewarding wilderness destinations in Africa. Zambia is situated mainly on a vast plateau, and has three of Africa's largest rivers - the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa - as well as one of the largest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls, which it shares with neighboring Zimbabwe
Liuwa Plain National Park
The vast and remote Liuwa Plain National Park is one of Africa's last untouched wilderness areas situated on the upper Zambezi floodplains of western Zambia
and is bounded by the Luambimba and Luanginga Rivers.
In addition to its famed lions, Liuwa is home to the second biggest wildebeest migration in Africa. Every year tens of thousands of blue wildebeest graze their way north (starting early July) and then when the rains build up in late October they head southwards again following the numerous pans and nutritious forage they offer. The Park hosts a burgeoning cheetah population, the apex predator, hyena, in clans of up to 50 individuals, abundant zebra, red lechwe and tessebe herds and more than 300 bird species including rare and endangered wattled cranes.
The landscape holds a special magic, with dramatic thunderstorms gathering on the horizon to build up to an awe-inspiring spectacle (Oct/Nov) and the stark
contrast of green and gold grasslands against the dark and ominous blue of a rising storm.
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lower Zambezi is a haven for wildlife and bird lovers. Elephant, hippo and antelope are abundant and the Park boasts a healthy lion and leopard population with sightings of hyena and wild dog common. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of game viewing in the Lower Zambezi is the sheer variety of activities on offer. In addition to the traditional game drives and walking safaris, the Zambezi River allows for a variety of additional river based activities and experiences that few, if any, other destinations can offer.
South Luangwa National Park
Concentrations of game along the meandering Luangwa River and its lagoons are amongst the most intense in Africa. The river teems with hippo and crocodile
and provides a lifeline for one of the greatest diversities of habitat and wildlife, supporting more than 60 species of mammals and over 400 species
While Lusaka is the country's capital, Livingstone, just 6 miles from the Falls, is better known to travelers as the 'adventure capital' offering adrenalin-packed activities on and around the Falls and the Zambezi River. For those less adventurous, taking in the Falls and visiting a local town can be a great way to fill a day.