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


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Zambia is easily reached with flights from Johannesburg. There are also flights from other Southern African countries and a couple from Europe.

Victoria Falls
There are a number of ways to visit the Falls. Many travelers combine a safari in Botswana, a safari in South Africa, or a safari in Zimbabwe or Zambia with a trip to Victoria Falls. There are daily flights to Victoria Falls from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park combines very well with Victoria Falls as they are an easy flight apart from each other. A trip involving Victoria Falls and Kafue National Park makes for an excellent trip. Travelers can also combine with a safari in Botswana.

South Luangwa
South Luangwa is an important element of a Zambian safari offering an entirely different experience to Kafue and Victoria Falls and good viewing of some species not easily seen elsewhere. It can easily be combined with a trip to Lake Malawi in Malawi, providing a more extensive experience of the Great Rift Valley. There are regular flights from Victoria Falls and from Malawi to the South Luangwa region.
Weather in Zambia is similar to Botswana and has three distinct seasons.

December to April
Warm and wet. The landscape turns green and is very pretty. Viewing birds and animals is very good.

May to August
Cool and dry. The landscape begins to turn from green towards more brown. Game viewing is excellent.

September to November
Hot and dry. The landscape turns more of a brown color. As the lush green is disappearing, viewing animals is sometimes easier.
Victoria Falls activities and excursions include:
Flight over the Falls by helicopter or micro light
Livingstone Island Lunch
Jet Boating or bungee jumping
Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
Visit to an African village or a local market tour
Elephant Back rides or white water rafting on the Zambezi
Private Guided Tour of Victoria Falls

Kafue National Park
Birdlife is abundant and includes many species that do not occur elsewhere in Southern Africa. Zambia's single endemic species, Chaplin's Barbet, does occur, but the thrill is to be found in the diversity and abundance of nearly 500 recorded species and good concentrations of Wattled crane (Zambia contains more than half the world's population). With more than 150 species recorded, mammals are equally diverse, with regular sightings of lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and cheetah, hippo and good numbers of plains game such as zebra and wildebeest. A number of other species not readily encountered further south are often seen, such as puku, Defassa waterbuck and Lichtenstein's hartebeest, oribi and roan.

South Luangwa National Park
Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in the park including local specials such as Lillian's Lovebird, Racket-tailed Roller and Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah. 60 large mammal species are found in the Park, including herds of elephant and buffalo, puku, impala, waterbuck, warthog and kudu. The Park is home to some 14 species of antelope and to subspecies of wildebeest (Cookson's) and giraffe (Thornicroft's) that occur nowhere else on Earth. Lion viewing is excellent with prides utilizing the lagoons and pools as ambush points for hunting while leopard densities are one of the highest in Africa. It is here that walking safaris were pioneered in the 1950's and every year intrepid safari goers experience the thrill and remoteness of the Luangwa on foot.
Zambia appeals to travelers that enjoy remote destinations. It’s a little harder to get to, and it’s a little more work getting around when in Zambia, but the experience on game drives is excellent. Lodges and camps are very nice and the extra work means lower prices than you’ll see in other areas. Zambia also appeals to travelers who want to spend part of their time on a walking safari instead of being in a 4x4 as some of the best walking safaris are in Zambia.