Zambia is regarded by many as one of the last true
wildernesses and this continent’s greatest secret.
From the mighty Victoria Falls to the world-renowned
National Parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi Valleys
there are incredible opportunities to explore and a vast
range of habitats, species, terrain and natural wonders.
more about ZAMBIA
KAFUE NATIONAL PARK Highlights:
Kafue Natianal Park is the third largest park in Africa. It covers an area of over 22,000 square kilometers in Western Zambia. By any standards this is a very large expanse of land and although it is Zambia’s oldest Park it is still relatively undeveloped and always gives a feeling of true wilderness. The Kafue River and its numerous tributaries supply water to a diversity of habitats, with extensive riverine woodland opening out at intervals to wide grassy plains. Termite mounds, palm islands and impressive fig trees punctuate these plains.
The rivers at Kafue host healthy and abundant populations of hippos and crocodiles.
The park is also a great destination to spot the big cats and wild dogs. Elephants, buffalo, zebras and wildebeests are also present at Kafue National Park.
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK Highlights:
The South Luangwa National Park is located in eastern Zambia, it is a wildlife haven and the large concentrations of game along the meandering Luangwa River and also, it’s many lagoons are amongst the most intense in Africa. The river teems with hippo and crocodile and provides a lifeline for one of the greatest diversities of habitat and wildlife, supporting more than 60 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds.
The park is also home to large populations of Thornicroft’s giraffe and large herds of elephants and Cape buffaloes often several hundred strong can be spotted along the river and lagoons. It is one of the best-known national parks in Africa for walking safaris. Founded as a game reserve in 1938, it became a national park in 1972 and now covers 9,050 km2.
NORTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK Highlights:
Located in the northernmost region of Zambian, North Luangwa National Park was founded as a game reserve in 1938 and it became a national park in 1972 and the park covers 4,636 km². The Mwaleshi River flows east–west through the center of the park, the area to its south being a strict wilderness zone. Wildlife is widely found, including Cookson’s wildebeest, Crawshay’s zebra and many antelopes and birds. Elephant numbers have recovered from poaching in the 1970s and 80s. For many years its wildlife suffered greatly from poaching, but recent years have seen poaching almost entirely stopped. In 2003, black rhinoceroses were re-introduced to the park.
LIVINGSTONE & VICTORIA FALLS Highlights:
The stunning Victoria Falls are called Mosi-oa-tunya (“The smoke that thunders”) by the local inhabitants. David Livingstone first encountered the falls in 1885 and named them after his Queen. The colossal Zambezi River tumbling to a depth of 300 feet over a basalt fault line a mile wide. They are one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
Upstream from the falls, where the Zambezi is calm and placid, you can float on a canoe along the game rich banks.
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