Zambia sits mainly on an expansive central plateau, and boasts the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers – as well as one of the largest waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls, which it shares with neighbouring Zimbabwe.
Zambia is known as the land of the legendary African walking safari. It is a country that offers remarkable natural beauty, home to one of the natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Victoria Falls as well as the mighty Zambezi River where visitors can enjoy thrilling white water rafting excursions. Zambia is known as a vibrant and friendly country with an abundance of wildlife and prolific birdlife. Livingstone and Lusaka are the two major towns, the rest of Zambia is rustic, untouched and unspoilt. This country truly is a diamond in the rough !
Apart from Victoria Falls, Zambia is home to 17 beautiful waterfalls and 19 national parks offering visitors some of the best safari experiences on the planet. Zambia has the largest water resources in the entire southern Africa with 5 enormous lakes and many rivers offering fantastic fishing and canoeing opportunities.
The Luangwa River winds its way through 3 National Parks in the Luangwa River Valley. It sustains a huge population of wildlife, particularly the water-dependent herds of buffalo and elephant.
The Kafue National Park is the largest in Zambia and is where guests will visit the flooded grasslands, which is noted for both its incredible birdlife and its population of herbivores and predators.
Zambia is one of the best African countries to embark on a riveting safari, and most importantly, it’s home to an impressive number of rare and unusual animal species. Some of the best places to see them is within South Luangwa National Park and Kafue National Park, which are the biggest parks in Zambia. The magical unicorns of the African bush, these nine animals have captivated the imagination of rangers and safari-goers for decades. And the reason is simple. Their tendency to navigate through the wilderness under the radar makes encounters with them a-once-in-a-blue-moon event. So rare, a sighting often results in a celebration (complete with drinks) and revered storytelling around a crackling fire: Temminck’s Pangolin,Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest,White-tailed Mongoose, Bushpig, African Civet, Tree-climbing Lions, Sharpe’s Grysbok, Roan, Thornicroft’s Giraffe.
Most of the country has a mild, pleasant climate, while the river valleys are hotter and more humid; the extreme north becomes tropical on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, one of Zambia's ten large lakes.