Zambia is an expansive, friendly and peaceful country that offers outstanding wildlife and cultural encounters. It is one of south-central Africa’s least travelled and most rewarding wilderness destinations. Situated mainly on a seemingly endless plateau about 1200 metres above sea level, the country boasts the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers as well as Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world, which it shares with neighbouring Zimbabwe.
Most of the country enjoys a mild, pleasant climate with the river valleys hotter and more humid and the north, in the region of Lake Tanganyika (one of Zambia’s ten large lakes), tropical. While Lusaka is the country’s capital, Livingstone, just 10kms (six miles) from the Victoria Falls, is the well-known “adventure capital”, offering adrenalin-packed activities on and around the Falls and the Zambezi River.
When it comes to wildlife, Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers, and some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent. It was in Zambia that the concept of walking safaris originated as the best way of enjoying the rich flora and fauna of the country’s 19 national parks. Birdlife is particularly prolific, attracting birders from all over the world.