Zambia is one of Africa’s hidden gems – and that may not be a bad thing! It doesn’t get quite the attention that its better-known neighbors (Botswana and Zimbabwe) receive, but that is certainly not due to a lack of reasons to go there. Zambia has styled itself as ‘the real Africa’ and it’s hard to argue with that description. Zambia feels a bit more off the beaten track, which makes its game reserves and national parks seem even more authentically remote. Zambia pioneered guided walking safaris, and it’s still one of the best places to explore the bush on foot, rather than by vehicle. The contrast is remarkable: by slowing things down to walking pace, you’re able to really appreciate the details that make the African wilderness so special. You can also propel yourself along the mighty Zambezi River on a canoe safari – another way to get that little bit closer to the wildlife action (but thanks to experienced guides, in complete safety).
More than just the conventional wildlife safari, Zambia safari tours offer a wide range of high-action activities. From the legendary Zambia walking safari deep in the wilderness, there is also world class river rafting, the worlds highest bridge bungi jump into the gorge below the falls, abseiling, canoei safaris down the Zambezi, river surfing, excellent tiger fishing and breathtaking sunset river cruises.
Gateway cities: Livingstone, LusakaBest time to travel: May through November
- Propel yourself along the mighty Zambezi River on a canoe safari
- Take a dip in Devil’s Pool and peer your head over the edge of Victoria Falls
- Zambia pioneered guided walking safaris, and it’s still one of the best places to explore the bush on foot, rather than by vehicle
- In November/December, witness the largest animal migration as millions of fruit bats darken the skies over Kasanka National Park
|Time Zone||+2 GMT|
|Attractions||Victoria falls, Kafue National park, Waterfalls, Culture, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi|