Zambia – The Heart of Southern Africa
Zambia offers you the full-on African experience. The mighty rivers of this landlocked jewel support an abundance of wildlife and create stunning landscapes. The mighty Victoria Falls are the most famous among Zambia’s geographical features. Vic Falls are the world’s largest sheet of falling water and one of the biggest tourism hubs in all of Africa.
Along the Zambezi as well as the Kafue and Luangwa Rivers life flourishes. Kafue, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi are all among Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. Especially South Luangwa boasts an abundance of Africa’s big game along with some stunning birdlife including the carmine bee-eater. South Luangwa is also the place where walking safaris were pioneered. The Luangwa Valley is still the best location to walk among the beasts and South Luangwa has one of the highest wildlife densities on the continent.
One of the most fascinating creatures in Africa is the leopard. This elusive creature roams large parts of the continent but is incredibly hard to spot. The beautiful but deadly predator stalks its prey and is strong enough to carry small antelopes into his elevated hideouts. The South Luangwa National Park is known for its abundance of leopards and with a knowledgeable guide you stand great chances of spotting this elusive cat. Zambia attracts many safari enthusiast from all over the world to spot the illusive leopards.
Zambia’s Wildlife doesn’t end at big game. Bird lovers will rejoice at the number and variety of Zambia’s avian residents. Eagles, egrets, carmine bee-eaters, swallows, storks and buzzards are among the 400 species that can be found in the Luangwa Valley alone. In Zambia’s rivers and especially around Lake Kariba anglers can face the challenge of the fierce looking tiger fish. The toothy swimmer is known as one of the toughest fights in fresh water.
Mosi-oa-Tunya or “The Smoke that Thunders” has turned from a geographical attraction into a proper tourism hub. While the sight of the largest curtain of falling water never fails to impress, Vic Falls now also offers a wide range of activities catering for upmarket travellers and adrenaline junkies alike.
The Zambian town of Livingstone is the accessible gateway to all the attractions around the Victoria Falls.