Zambia is known for its unique blend of wildlife, untouched landscapes, warm hospitality – and Victoria Falls. With over 70 ethnic groups, there is a cultural richness and diversity to the Zambian people. White-water rafting and bungee jumping are popular adventurous pursuits. Zambia practices sustainable tourism to protect its wildlife and environment.
Must See / Do
Vic Falls is one of the most famous natural wonders of the world. The Zambezi River crashing down can be heard from miles away. The falls can be explored from different vantage points. Devil’s Pool and the Bridge Swing attract the more adventurous traveller.
South Luangwa National Park
The South Luangwa National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife including leopards, lions, elephants, and hippos. A safari in this park offers a chance to experience these magnificent animals.
Lower Zambezi National Park
Visitors to the park enjoy a number of ways to spot wildlife and bird species: on game drives, canoeing safaris, and boat cruises. Common sightings include elephants, buffalos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.
Adventures at the Zambezi River
The Zambezi River offers exciting activities like white-water rafting, bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge and river-boarding.
Livingstone Island Tour
The Livingstone Island Tour is living on the edge – of Victoria Falls. The Devil’s Pool is a natural infinity pool right on the edge of the falls. Not for the faint of heart.
Victoria Falls is known around the world for its magnitude and magnificence. As one of the most famous natural wonders of the world, the Zambezi River crashing down the falls can be heard from miles away. The falls can be explored from different vantage points. The Bridge Swing, The Livingstone Island tour, Devil's Pool swim and micro-light flight experiences are key attractions. Definitely not to be missed!
Devil's Pool is situated on the edge of the Victoria Falls. Visitors can swim to the edge of the falls during their visit to Livingstone Island for an exhilarating experience like no other.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park ('The Smoke that Thunders') is a UNESCO World Heritage Sire located along the upper Zambezi River. The park covers 66 km2 (25 sq mi) from the Songwe Gorge below Victoria Falls in a north-west arc along about 20km of the Zambian river bank. The landscape includes riverine forests, woodland and grassland that's home to rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and various antelope species in addition to an abundance of bird species. An epic destination for classic safaris.
The Lower Zambezi National Park lies on the north bank of the Zambezi River in southeastern Zambia and offers a safari combination of river-meets-wildlife experiences via car, boat or canoe. Other exciting attractions include catch-and-release fishing for tigerfish and bream, hiking excursions to Chongwe Falls and cultural tours to Goba villages.
Named after the explorer David Livingstone, the town of Livingstone lies on the northern bank of the Zambezi River at the Zimbabwe border and offers convenient access to the Victoria Falls. Besides the falls, visitors can visit the Livingstone Museum for a cultural tour, take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi or enjoy a range of other adventure activities.
South Luangwa National Park is in east Zambia’s Luangwa River valley and is known as the home of the walking safari. Described as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, South Luangwa National Park hosts a plethora of animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, and numerous bird species. The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and sustains a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. Besides a world-class walking safari, attractions include mountain biking, 4x4 game drives and bird-spotting.
Established in the 1950s by the legendary Norman Carr, Kafue is Zambia's largest national park. Located in the world's largest transfrontier conservation area, the Kavango Zambezi, which straddles five countries: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the park is among the world's most important natural heritage sites. Famed for its predators, particularly the leopard, it's also home to rare antelope species, big cats, and the Kafue River and its floodplain are particularly renowned for their rich birdlife, with over 515 species. Despite its size, it remains largest unexplored and untouched and as such ensures a truly remarkable safari experience. It's said that Kafue holds the potential to become one of Africa's most exceptional tourist destinations - it's not hard to see why.
Situated in the south-central part of the country on a limestone plateau 4198 feet (1280 metres) above sea level, Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. A vibrant and thriving city, Lusaka blends urban and culture: visitors can immerse themselves in the markets, experience the Munda Wanga Environmental Park, and explore the country's history at the Lusaka National Museum.
Located on the mighty Zambezi River and described as Zambia's undiscovered Riviera, Lake Kariba is the planet's largest man-made lake. Its sheer size is reminiscent more of an ocean than a lake. Attractions include fishing, boat cruises, and wildlife viewing along its shores.
Shiwa is located in the Northernmost part of Zambia amongst the rolling granite hills that form the tail end of the Great Rift Valley. The Shiwa Ng'andu estate was built in the early 20th century by Sir Stewart Gore-Browne. An architect’s dream, the historic house can be viewed whilst enjoying the gardens and surrounding countryside. Attractions include Kapishya, a splendourous natural hot spring surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and tall raffia palms, rafting on nearby Chusa Falls, walks to the summit of Nachipala Bareback Hill. Also enjoy boating, fishing, cruising, birdwatching and taking in the spectacular sunrise or sunset are all possible at Shiwa Lake.
Situated on the southwestern edge of the Lake Bangweulu basin, the peaceful sanctuary Kasanka National Park is one of the country's smallest parks. Rich in rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests, lagoons, meadows and dambos, Kasanka supports a wide array of animal, bird and aquatic species. Famed for its unique bat migration, it's also a prime location for birdwatchers.
The Bangweulu Wetlands, a community-owned protected area, in northeastern Zambia is home to a variety of bird species, including the rare shoebill stork. It is a wonderful location for birdwatching and wildlife photography. Attractions include rides in a traditional mokoro (wooden dugout canoe) into the heart of the wetlands and interactions with the locals as they practice traditional fishing methods and beekeeping.
Between October and December every year,10 million straw coloured fruit bats descend into a tiny patch of evergreen swamp forest inside Kasanka National Park in Northern Zambia, aptly called The Kasanka Bat Forest. As night falls they simultaneously take off into the sky. This natural phenemonen is unique to Kasanka and is a spectacular birdlife sighting truly like nothing else.