Genuinely wild national parks, prolific game, outstanding natural beauty and some of the best wildlife walking safaris in Africa, make Zambia a great destination for a serious safari holiday. With 19 national parks, this immense wilderness of grassy plains, vast wetlands, wide rivers, thundering waterfalls and lush forests supports over 750 bird species and abundant, diverse wildlife. An enlightened policy of nonintrusive, low environmental impact game viewing has preserved the area and its wildlife.
The Victoria Falls is one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’. The local people, who, in 1855, led David Livingstone to this magical place, where the Zambezi plunges into a mile-wide ravine, called the Falls ‘Mosi-O-Tunya’ , ‘the smoke that thunders’. The spray, billowing up from a series of cataracts, can be seen for miles.
After gazing at the falls from the ground, take in the aerial view from a helicopter or light aircraft: the ‘Flight of Angels’ is an unforgettable experience.
For the rest of your stay, there is plenty to do. Enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise or canoeing on the Zambezi River; visit a local village; take a day trip into Botswana’s Chobe National Park or, for real adrenalin adventure, try bungee-jumping or white-water rafting in the Zambezi Gorges.
If you enjoy the bush experience and the pleasures of a rustic bush camp, Zambia’s walking safaris are probably the best in Africa. This is not a hike: you cover between 6-12 km per day, with plenty of time to stop and observe.
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