Probably the wildest and least travelled of the Southern African countries Zambia is becoming increasingly popular as a safari destination. With great National Parks teeming with birds and wildlife, the mighty Zambezi River and the awesome Victoria Falls, coupled with a stable democratic state and growing economy and infrastructure, its growing popularity is not surprising
The spectacular and world-renowned Victoria Falls is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a must-see inclusion on any Southern African safari. The area offers various options of viewing this spectacle from the air and ground and opportunities for adrenalin-filled adventure activities abound, including some of the wildest white water rafting around. Other great destinations in Zambia include the picturesque and wildlife-rich valleys of the Zambezi and Luangwa Rivers, and the Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park.
The Lower Zambezi National Park protects a prime wilderness area along a stunning stretch of the mighty Zambezi River, with an imposing escarpment forming the backdrop and endless views across the river to the well-known Mana Pools National Park. It provides great opportunity for getting up close to large herds of elephant, numerous antelope species and hippos, whether from canoe, on foot or by vehicle. Birdlife here is fantastic and the area offers fantastic tiger fishing opportunities.
The South Luangwa National Park has high concentrations of animals and birds and some of the best opportunities for leopard viewing on night drives. It was here in the Luangwa Valley that the first commercial walking safaris were offered back in the 1940s and remains one of the top destinations for partaking in guided educational bush walks.