Zambia over the last couple of years has become recognised as a significant safari destination – this is a result of an abundance of wildlife combined with top of the range safari guides and offering a wide variety of safari options and accommodation competing with its neighbours but not losing the reputation of remote and traditional safari experience.
Named after the mighty Zambezi River that flows through the western and southern areas of Zambia, this adventurous country is home to a World Heritage Site, the renowned Victoria Falls, 17 waterfalls, a rich heritage, 4 great lakes (1 man-made) and most importantly 19 National Parks covering over 60 000sq km – all in all, 32% of Zambia has been set aside for wildlife.
Zambia is a perfect destination for walking safaris, in particular, North Luangwa. The Zambezi River is fed by its Kafue and Luangwa tributaries and forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe before flowing through Mozambique and ending off into the Indian Ocean. The biggest tourist attractions to Zambia is the town of Livingstone and the 4 major parks, that being the South Luangwa National Park, North Luangwa National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park and Kafue National Park.
The capital of Zambia is Lusaka and is the main hub for all travel. More and more International Airlines have now started flying directly into Lusaka which is a positive step for increasing tourism to Zambia. Alternatively, many travellers will fly into South Africa and connect through Livingstone Airport or through to Lusaka.
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