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Best of Zambia

Boasting untouched wilderness, breathtaking landmarks and an incredibly rich culture, Zambia is a destination you can’t afford to overlook. Visit Victoria Falls, explore some of the most remote and beautiful national parks, and discover the ancient history of this fascinating country. Read on to find out why we love Zambia, and you should to…

 

Victoria Falls

Known locally as “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, Victoria Falls is a must see for anyone exploring the incredible Zambia. Located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, viewing the falls from the Zambian side offers a truly unique experience. Walk the Knife Edge Bridge and for the true adrenalin junkies, dive into the Devil’s Pool. Finally, after all the adventure, witness the true beauty of the Zambezi River with a relaxing sunset cruise.

Go on Safari

Zambia offers the chance to explore a remote, breathtaking and relatively untouched wilderness. Discover spectacular national parks such as the Lower Zambezi National Park, through which the Zambezi River flows. Furthermore, along the water’s edge, spot elephant, buffalo and hippo congregating. The Lower Zambezi is also home to four of the Big 5.

South Luangwa National Park is famed for its fantastic walking safaris and boasts a high concentration of animals. It also offers the chance to sight some unique ones, such as the Crawshay’s zebra, wild dog and 14 different species of antelope. Home to over 400 species of bird, South Luangwa is a paradise for bird lovers.

Relax on the “Zambezi Riviera”

After a week or two on safari, visit Lake Kariba. Also known as the “Zambezi Riviera”, it is the perfect place to relax. The world’s largest man-made lake, it is home to an array of flora and fauna. Stay aboard a luxurious houseboat and enjoy viewing the elephant, leopard and crocodile that call the lake home.

 

Take a Step Back in Time

Shiwa Ng’andu

Built by British officer, Stewart Gore-Brown, and completed in 1932, the elaborate manor house hails to the colonial period of what was once Northern Rhodesia. Set on 10,000 acres of land, this incredible estate was once home to farm buildings, cottages, even a school and hospital! Also overlooking the nearby lake, the house features manicured gardens and a beautiful natural hot spring situated amongst raffia palms and lush green vegetation.

Livingstone Museum

This museum showcases a range of exhibits that delve into the history, ethnography and archaeology of Zambia. Get to know the history of David Livingstone with original memorabilia, walk through a life-sized replica of an African village and learn about witchcraft. Encompassing many facets of Zambia’s past and present; this is a great way to get to know the history of this incredible country…

 

Nachikufu Cave

With evidence of human habituation that dates back 15-20,000 years ago, the Nachikufu Cave is truly awe-inspiring. Upon the cave walls are several types of San “Bushmen” rock paintings, some of which are the only black rock paintings in Zambia. See geometric paintings and depictions of elephant and antelope, as well as many others. There are also several displays inside, showcasing finds from archaeological digs.

Zambia truly has something for everyone– culture, an incredible history and thrilling safaris. Offering a truly memorable trip, there’s simply no holiday quite like a Zambian one…

Resources: Telegraph, Responsible Travel, Edition, Wanderlust, Culture Trip, African Budget Safaris, Cresta Hotels, Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, Sun International, Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet, Zambia Travel Guide, Atlas Obscura, Discover Africa
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