From the spectacular Victoria Falls in the South and the banks
of the mighty Zambezi to the shores of Lake Tanganyika in the North
via world class national parks teeming with game - Zambia offers a
plethora of things to do and see. All this in relative solitude;
the country is half the size of Europe and with only ten million
The most iconic landmark in Zambia is the spectacular Victoria
Falls. They are so enormous that the spray can be seen from miles
away. The sheer sight of the torrents of water plummeting down the
falls, churning in the 'Boiling Pot' and then entering the Batoka
Gorge is awe inspiring. On the whole adrenaline junkies are in
their element here with a vast array of extreme sports activities
such as white water rafting, abseiling, gorge swinging and river
surfing on offer. Or take it in with the 'Flight of the Angels',
stunning aerial views of the falls by helicopter, microlight or
fixed wing aircraft.
A trip to the shores of Kariba wouldn't be complete without a
walk on the mammoth dam wall. The views to either side are utterly
contrasting. To one side the seemingly endless expanse of the lake
and to the other a sheer drop off to the gorge far below.
Water aside most travellers are enticed to Zambia by its superb
game reserves. The game and parks will impress even the most
seasoned safari aficionado. South Luangwa game reserve is one of
the top game reserves in the world, with over 60 species of
animal and 400 kinds of bird at the last count. Night drives are
excellent for leopard spotting and you couldn't possibly miss the
hippos; they number 50 per kilometre of river within the park.
The Lower Zambezi is Zambia's newest park and fairly
undeveloped. This beautiful wilderness is a great place to get up
close to game as the animals 'island hop' in and out of the Zambezi
channels. The canoe safaris here are unbeatable.
Kafue is the oldest, and largest, park. The diversity of
wildlife here is astounding. Particularly impressive are the
Busanga Plains in the North of the park. This area is untouched by
human development and forms a vast flat expanse which stretches as
far as the eye can see. In the wet season the flatlands here flood
and become a huge watery wilderness.