We consider Zambia as an very important destination for adventure tourism. this country boasts several attractions that have made it a highly sought for destination among adventure tourists. With its marvelous nature, this fabulous country is making a name for itself as a must do safari destination. It is nicknamed as the “Real Africa”.
To enjoy an extraordinary African safari, adventure travellers simply can’t resist the invitation to Africa from now on, relaxing safaris in Zambia may well be exclusively what they’re trying to find. We advise adventure travellers to explore Africa through Zambia safari holidays to its vast savannah grasslands, waterfalls, river, wildlife parks, luxurious accommodation and so much more. Zambia is considered the home of the traditional African safari experienced on walking, horseback, open vehicle safaris or Honeymoon safaris. We hope adventurers will get the adrenaline rush with safaris in Zambia.
Zambia is a landlocked country situated in Southern Africa. Zambia is, bordered by Tanzania to the northeast, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, with a narrow strip of Namibia known as the Caprivi Strip to the southwest, Angola to the west, and Congo-Kinshasa to the northwest.
Zambia’s rains begin from December, through January, February up to March although further north the rains have a tendency of starting earlier and ending later. The Eastern regions and higher regions usually receive heavier rainfall compared to the western plus lowland regions. This is the ‘Emerald Season’ of Zambia as the majority of the camps are closed and most unsurfaced roads in the country are almost impassable.
In April and May the majority of the rain has stopped, leaving a terrain that is green, although beginning to dry up. The temperatures at Night begin to drop, particularly in higher and southern regions.
From June, July to August the nights become colder, however the days are warm and also clear. Ensure that you carry warm clothes to cover up in case you are going outside at night, since some nights become extremely cold! The majority of the small ‘walking bushcamps’ in Zambia open again at the beginning of June, as the roads have properly dried up to permit access. This marks the beginning of the ‘peak season’.
As September and October advance, the temperatures rise: the low-lying rift valleys of Luangwa Valley, Lower Zambezi and Mana Pools – may become extremely hot in the month of October. But you can see some amazing animals since they congregate around the few water sources.
November is varied; it may be hot and dry just as October, or it may see the initial downpours of the season. Usually it is a quite interesting month since you can see these two patterns on consecutive days.
Why visiting Zambia ?
Adventure travellers are welcome to Zambia – a nation that offers a lot of wildlife, stunning sights, spectacular lakes plus wetlands, as well as the breathtaking Victoria Falls. Just like several other countries, there are particular seasons within Zambia which are ideal for particular interests as opposed to others.
There are many options of Zambia wildlife safaris from the vast grasslands of South Luangwa National Park, the beautiful Victoria Falls that plunges deep into the narrow gorge, the broad river Zambezi, Lake Kariba and everything you want to see. Any Zambia safari and tour operator or agent can potentially work with adventurers to develop a Zambia safari itinerary perfect for all your safari requirements. They may well propose a trip to the Chobe National Park in addition to Moremi Game Reserve for wildlife sighting. Additional selections for premium Game drives are the Lower Zambezi National Park, or the Kafue National Park and South Luangwa National Park for walking safaris. Sights in these game parks include endemic Lechwe antelope from Kafue National park, sable, zebras, large tusked African elephants, warthog, giraffes, monkeys and other mammals.
However, all Zambia safari national parks are outstanding, game reserves within North Luangwa Park along with the South Luangwa Park are believed by many as just one of the finest wildlife habitats around the world. The Luangwa Valley is the place to find hippos, baboons, elephants along with other countless wildlife. Prime amongst Zambia safari camps, North Luangwa provides a few of the exciting wildlife sightings in Africa. It is possible to enjoy a walking safari in Zambia, or perhaps jump on a canoe ride on the vast Lake Kariba or on river Zambezi. There’re possibilities for adventurers to do self drive safaris around Zambia.
Birding safaris in Zambia are worth the experience from Luangwa valley parks and on the banks of river Zambezi, from the Busanga floodplains and Lochnivar national park. Experience the awe-inspiring waterfalls referred to as Mosi-oa-Tunya- smoke that thunders in the local dialect. The falls are a mystical view plunging into deep into the narrow gorge forming misty clouds over the fringing rain forest and park. Get full view of white water fall in June to February (peak rainy season).
Zambia holidays are not the same without visits and stops in the famous Livingstone Town, Lusaka the Zambian capital, Choma village and Chirundu near Lake Kariba. Adventurers can buy some of the Zambian crafts and Gift souvenirs from any of these towns and take memories of their Zambia safari holidays back home.
Zambia’s national Parks
- Blue Lagoon National Park
- Kafue National Park
- Lochinvar National Park
- Lower Zambezi National Park
- North Luangwa National Park
- Nsumbu National Park
- South Luangwa National Park
- West Lunga National Park
Main Attractions in Zambia
Waterfalls in Zambia
The country has seventeen waterfalls with the Victoria Falls (known as Mosi-oa-Tunya) being the most renowned and yet the largest in the world. The falls are more than 1700 m wide and drop through various cascades to more than 100 m below into Zambezi river. Discovered on November 17, 1855, the falls where named after the Queen of Great Britain, Victoria I, by David Livingstone and early-days explorer. Livingstone described what he saw: “No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”
For full exploration of the fall, adventurers can opt for aerial rides in small aircraft or trek along the bridge to the opposite side.
Zambia’s rich olden heritage and culture is well preserved in the different museums spread through the country. To a deeper learning of the ancient past of the country, its origin and later evolution, a tour through the various museums will be very rewarding. Some of the famous museums in Zambia are Choma Museum and Craft Project, Maramb Cultural Museum, Lusaka National Museum and Livingstone Museum among many others.
Zambia prides in its rich abundance of wildlife that has made it a perfect paradise for all animal enthusiasts. The country has close to nineteen national Parks through the different parts of Zambia. The various wildlife sanctuaries inhabit various animal and bird species but the most popular of all are the Lower Zambezi, Kafue, Lochinvar, Luangwa and Kasanka, in addition to Lake Kariba sanctuary. The Kariba sanctuary has several mammals and birds making it not only an ideal destination for game drives but also a perfect bird watching place.
Today the country has about 15 monuments which have continually marveled the various visitors that come into this country. These impressive monuments clearly spell out the story of the great civilization that the country has experience. The Livingstone Memorial plus Shiwa Ngadu are the best monuments in Zambia.
Beaches, Lakes and Rivers
Along the various lakes in Zambia are several beaches with sand that is so white, lined with cool blue waters and dotted with sheltering trees. The wonderful waters offer perfect platforms for various water activities such as kayaking, abseiling, bungee jumping, house boating, white water rafting among many others. Some of the best places to visit include river Zambezi, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Mweru and Lake Kariab. Furthermore there are wonderful trekking safaris done along the beaches and the river banks.
Zambia has several popular entertainment centers in its various towns and cities with the most prominent one located in the capital Lusaka. There are various bars stocked with different bears, wines plus other liquors. Some karaoke halls and hotels offer live music entertainment while the dance clubs are well packed with the DJ’s spinning music all through the nights.
This place is prominent for the Mana Pools National Park which is an international heritage site. The area has a prevalent flood plains, and riverine forests that have made it an ideal destination for bird watching.