Zambia Regional Info (App Version)
Zambia is a beautiful, friendly, welcoming country in central Africa with approximately 30% of the country reserved for wildlife. The National Parks are varied with a number of exciting experiences waiting to happen. The rivers are beautiful, in places calm and tranquil, in others wild and exciting. The towns and cities are hectic and chaotic with a varied selection of restaurants, shops and malls (probably more than the average tourist expects).
This is the destination for the traveller wishing to go that little bit further and see that little bit more, the destination where you will make lifelong memories.
Zambia is credited as being the birthplace of the walking safari, pioneered by Norman Carr, a safari legend with a passion for getting close to nature. Norman Carr always maintained, “to view the bush from a vehicle is simply to be an observer, but to get out on foot is to become a part of your surroundings”. Do yourself a favour, become part of Zambia's beautiful surroundings.
The largest mammal migration in the world happens in Zambia! The annual bat migration in Kasanka National Park is a spectacular experience. Ten million straw coloured fruit bats, give or take a few, arrive from the Congo basin in mid to late October and stay until mid-December. Every evening at sunset the bats take to the air and head for the distant feeding grounds and every morning at sunrise they return to the roost. This has to be one of the most awesome spectacles I have ever had the privilege to witness!
The Victoria Falls is only one of a number of spectacular waterfalls in Zambia but only the truly adventurous are lucky enough to visit the many waterfalls. Kundalila, Mumbuluma , Ntumbachushi , Lumangwe, Kabweluma, Kundabwika, Chisimba, Mutumuna. The names themselves are exciting. If you have a thirst for adventure, put these on your bucket list!
The Zambezi River flows in all four directions of the compass.
The Kafue National Park is the oldest park in Zambia, established by Norman Carr in the 1950’s. At 22 400Km2 (about the size of Wales) this is the largest of Zambia’s parks and one of the largest national parks in Africa and indeed, the world.
Zambia is a landlocked country in south-central Africa with eight neighbours, Angola, D R Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. The country covers an area of 752 614 Km2, equal to Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Hungary combined.
Zambia has a number of National Parks with ever increasing game numbers. Highlighting just a few:
The Kafue National Park is vast, the size of a small country. With so much space, the chances of crowds are non-existent! Bird life is plentiful and game numbers are on the rise.
The Luangwa Valley is the birthplace of the Walking Safari. This park has spectacular birdlife and game with regular leopard sightings.
The Lower Zambezi National Park is a small, less visited park, and has the feel of a private reserve, just you and the animals. This is an elephant lovers heaven.
Kasanka National Park hosts the annual bat migration, the greatest mammal migration known to man. Even David Attenborough has paid this special place a visit.
Livingstone, the Zambian side of the mighty Victoria Falls, is the adrenalin capital of the country offering, amongst many other exciting experiences, bungee jumping, microlight flights, gorge swinging, white water rafting, riding elephants, and many more!
Rivers and Lakes
Fishing for tigerfish on the Zambezi River, floating down the Kafue River in a canoe, relaxing on a houseboat on Kariba, watching the sunset at Lake Tanganyika, need we say more?
The distances in Zambia are great, the areas of special interest are wide spread, and the means of getting from A to B quickly are not cheap but, this is Africa without the crowds. You could find yourself in a situation where it is your small group, an expert guide and an experience so thrilling it will have you holding your breath. Remember, take your camera. If there are no photos, it didn’t happen!