About Zambia Travel
Lusaka: Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia, and one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. It is home to several fine museums including the Lusaka National Museum, the Political Museum, and the Zintu Community Museum. The Zambian National Assembly is located here as well as the Agricultural Society Showground, known for its annual agricultural show. The city also supports the Moore Pottery Factory, Lusaka Playhouse Theater, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Lusaka Central Sports Club, and the zoo and botanical gardens of the Munda Wanga Environmental Park.
South Luangwa National Park: South Luangwa National Park is the finest game park in Zambia. Along the Luangwa Valley, streaked with rivers, the park specializes in walking safaris. Treks cover about six miles a day, but are usually on flat terrain, so walking is less arduous than you might expect. Each evening is spent at a remote but comfortable camp. For those who prefer game watching from one location, most lodges and permanent camps offer game drives, or walks close to the camp.
Lower Zambezi National Park: This national park sits on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, downstream from Lake Kariba. Across the river is Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. Lower Zambezi Park covers an area of 1,580 square miles. From the Zambezi Escarpment, the park lands sweep down to the river. At the edge of the river is a floodplain where most of the animals are found. Large herds of elephant, some numbering 100, gather at river’s edge. ‘Island hopping’ buffalo and waterbuck are also quite common. Lion, leopard, spotted hyena, serval, speckle-throated otter, jackal, and rare African wild dog live here.
Livingstone & Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls): About six miles from Victoria Falls, Livingstone’s proximity to the famous falls and the Zambezi River makes it an ideal base for adventure activities. The mile-wide, 360-feet-high falls form the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Vapors, ‘smoke,’ can be seen from great distances. The falls and the river can be experienced in a variety of styles: on a sunset cruise, whitewater rafting, walking tour, helicopter and micro-light flights. The truly daring can try parachuting, white-water rafting, and making the world’s longest bungee-jump, 364 feet, from Victoria Falls Bridge. Elephant, buffalo, zebra and giraffe can be spotted in the park around the falls.
Kafue National Park: Declared in 1950, Kafue is Zambia’s oldest park, and, by far, the largest. It is the second largest national park in Africa. Despite the park’s proximity to both Lusaka and the Copperbelt, it has remained underdeveloped until the most recent years. It offers a raw and diverse slice of African wilderness with excellent game viewing, bird watching and fishing opportunities. Large prides of lion, solitary leopards and cheetahs are the prime predators. A host of smaller carnivores include side-striped jackal, civet, genet and mongoose. Bird watching, especially on the rivers, is superb. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded throughout the park.
Suggested Zambia Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: Johannesburg / Lusaka, Zambia / South Luangwa
Day 3: South Luangwa
Day 4: South Luangwa
Day 5: South Luangwa / Lower Zambezi
Day 6: Lower Zambezi
Day 7: Lower Zambezi
Day 8: Lower Zambezi / Johannesburg / Depart
Custom Tour Options
Livingstone & Victoria Falls (3 days)
Livingstone’s proximity to Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River make it a great base for adventure activities from white-water river rafting to the world's longest bungee-jump.
Kafue National Park (4 days)
About the size of Massachusetts, Kafue is the second largest national park in Africa with excellent game viewing as well as fabulous fishing opportunities.
South Luangwa Walking Safari (5 days)
Walking the wilderness provides one of the most personal and close up adventures possible in the African bush.