Zambia is a safari enthusiast’s dream with over 30% of the country’s land allocated to National Parks. Not only is there an array of some of the world’s biggest and best game parks to choose from, there are many safari activities available too. Whether it’s a canoeing safari along the game-rich shores of the Lower Zambezi or following lion tracks on foot, Zambia’s spectacular wildlife and scenery will simply thrill and amaze you.
Start in the South Luangwa National Park, located at the tail end of the Great Rift Valley. The survival of the valley depends on the winding Luangwa River, which is one of the most intact major river systems in Africa and the life blood of the park, supporting large herds of elephant and buffalo, among 60 animal species and 400 different bird species.
Continue to the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia’s newest Park and as such is still relatively undeveloped, but its beauty lies in its absolute wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi Ziver is spectacular. The Park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the river is a massive wildlife sanctuary. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the rivers edge. ‘Island hopping’ buffalo and waterbuck are common. The park also hosts good populations of lion and leopard and listen also for the ubiquitous cry of the fish eagle.
Continue to the magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.