This unique, peanut-shaped country, once known as Northern Rhodesia and renamed at independence after the Zambezi river, offers visitors an authentic African experience complete with adrenalin pumping adventure sports and an abundance of indigenous wildlife which finds refuge in Zambia’s vast national parks; North Luangwa, South Luangwa, Kafue and the Lower Zambezi National Park, amongst others.
Spend your evenings enjoying the spectacular site of the world’s largest waterfall, the Victoria Falls, while sipping on sundowners after an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting down the rapids of the Zambezi River. If that sounds a little too adventurous for your taste, take a houseboat cruise along Lake Kariba while watching elephants drink at the riverbank as you try your hand at catching the elusive tiger fish.
For those who want to stretch their legs, Zambia is the birth-place of real multi-day walking safaris and, like Zimbabwe, has rigorously trained guides specifically skilled to walk safely in the bush.
Unlike other African countries that are all competing for the “Most Luxurious Safari Camp” prizes, Zambia is better known for simpler, smaller camps with attention to detail.