The land of natural beauty and wonders of the world.
Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa.
Tourism in Zambia is mainly concentrated in the South, around the city of Livingstone. This city is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, near the famous Victoria Falls. Because there are relatively few tourists from the Zambian side to these waterfalls, it is much quieter here and one can enjoy more of nature. In addition, the waterfalls of this side are at least as beautiful as the Zimbabwean side. Experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its lagoons-like water reserves, is among the most the highest in Africa.
The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the life-blood of the Park. The Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species in South Luangwa National Park. The only notable exception is the rhino, sadly poached to extinction.
Lake Kariba is the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1300 kilometres upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Some aspects to consider when traveling to Zambia
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Zambia is a safe country to travel in. Most shops, hotels and restaurants accept Visa & MasterCard. You can draw money from any ATM with you credit card. It is advisable not to have too much cash with you and one can rather draw from an ATM at different towns throughout the country. The local currency is Kwacha and you can exchange US Dollar, Euro or Pound at the bank to Kwacha
The weather is warm in the summer time and moderate in winter. Temperature range between 25 & 35 degrees Celsius. A yellow fever certificate is mandatory if you are travelling from an infected area. Malaria is virulent in the low-lying areas of the country which include most of the good wildlife destinations. Doctors advise taking prophylactics two weeks before arrival and continuing two weeks after leaving.
Enhance your Trip with?
- Scenic flight over the Victoria Falls
- Safari in the South Luangwa national Park
- Elephant-back safari at Victoria Falls
- Bungee jump from the bridge over Victoria Falls
- Boat ride on lake Kariba
- River rafting in the Lower-Zambezi river