Zambia Travel Guide
- Parks & Reserves
- Best Time To Visit
- Whether & Climate
- Getting There
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Zambia is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Africa and a must-visit for any traveler. With its incredible wildlife, lush greenery, and vibrant culture, Zambia offers a wealth of experiences and activities for tourists and locals alike. From Victoria Falls to South Luangwa National Park, this country is overflowing with breathtaking scenery and a vibrant atmosphere that can not be found anywhere else.
No trip to Zambia would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Victoria Falls. Spanning over 5,500 feet across the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, the “Smoke that Thunders” pours forth a breathtaking show of thundering waterfalls, bursting in a wild display of color and energy. Standing in this powerful wave of mist and sound is an experience that can’t be missed. Visitors can take in views of the falls from the Falls Bridge, local hotels, or right from the top of the rim for a breathtaking panoramic view.
A must-see while in Zambia is South Luangwa National Park. Located in the eastern section of the country, this reserved gem offers a unique African safari experience as visitors can view rare animal species, such as hyenas, hippos, elephants, and wild dogs. Guided safari walks are available, or visitors can choose to take a traditional jeep or bike ride to take in surrounding sights.
Rates (USD) $201 to $999 pp/day
Best Time To Go May to September (Most parks)
High Season July to October (Victoria Falls and South Luangwa get busy)
Size 752,618km² / 290,587mi²
Pros & Cons
- True wilderness experience
- Small ecofriendly bush camps and low-density tourism
- A chance to see Victoria Falls
- Excellent guiding
- One of Africa’s best walking safari destinations
- Fantastic wildlife viewing
- Few other attractions to supplement a safari
- Relatively expensive safari destination