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Zambia – The Africa of Your Imagination

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Picturesque sunset landscape with the riverboat at Zambezi river near Livingstone in Zambia

Picturesque sunset landscape with the riverboat at Zambezi river near Livingstone in Zambia

” People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege.” David Livingstone

Location

Situated plum in the middle of the southern part of Africa, midway between the Tropic of Capricorn and the equator, Zambia is one of the up and coming places to visit in Africa for the safari lover.

Two african hippos are fighting in the river

Two African hippos are fighting in the Zambezi river

Its location also results in a country that offers year-round tourism, as it never gets too cool to enjoy early morning excursions, though in the height of summer most people may want to avoid places without air-conditioning!

This oddly shaped country, originally a British colony, is roughly the size of France, but offers a unique game experience to visitors, whether well-travelled or newbies, as well as one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Site!

The Victoria falls is the largest curtain of water in the world (1708 meters wide). The falls and the surrounding area is the National Parks and World Heritage Site - Zambia, Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of water in the world (1708 meters wide). The falls and the surrounding area is the National Parks and World Heritage Site – Zambia, Zimbabwe

Wild Wild Zambia

Shaped like a bean, lying on its side, most places of interest to the overseas visitor are found in the western part. These include the Kafue National Park (the world’s second-largest national park); the lower Zambezi National Park; Lake Kariba; the wilderness area of Liuwa Plain National Park and the capital, Lusaka.

This is a picture of cubs of lion which playing near puddle

This is a picture of cubs of lion which playing near puddle

Adventure awaits!

Obviously, the jewel in this crown is the Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world (based on its combined width of 1,708 metres and height of 108 metres) which is also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Surrounded by top-notch hotels and lodges, Victoria Falls and the town of Livingstone have become the unofficial “Adrenalin Capital of Africa”! Here you can bungee jump, zip-line across canyons, white river raft, swim to the Devil’s Pool at the very edge of the Falls, or do a helicopter or microlite flight over the Falls. You can also enjoy the area at a quieter pace – village tours, sunset cruises, canoeing or just a walking tour, to view the Falls from different angles.

Caught Tigerfish (Hydrocynus Vittatus) in fishermen`s hands. Tiger fishing in Zambia.

Caught Tigerfish in fishermen`s hands. Tiger fishing in Zambia.

On land or in water – so much to see and do

Because of its diverse topography and abundance of water, visitors can enjoy several different wildlife experiences over a few different areas. Watching hippos at their own level from a canoe or trying your hand at Tiger fishing on the Zambezi River are once in a lifetime experience only found in Zambia.

Whether exploring Lake Kariba from a houseboat or searching for big cats in Kafue the almost untouched nature of Zambia leaves you with plenty of stories to tell.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure is not without the pleasures of a first world country – wifi, cell phone reception, electricity, road infrastructure, and fairly widely spoken English, make it a fantastic destination even for the little less adventurous.

A microlight aircraft flying in the sky.

A microlight aircraft flying in the sky.

A real Gem

Like many countries in Africa, Zambia has had a rather turbulent political past, having once been under British rule before its independence in 1964.

This was followed by 17 years under a one-party rule, with multiparty democracy only coming into effect in 1991. The economy originally relied heavily on copper mining, which was badly hit in the 60s and 70s by falling international prices and the lack of access to a seaport for export.

However recent years have seen a vast improvement in the economy, with the government promoting agriculture, tourism, gemstone mining, and hydro-power, and the general infrastructure has reflected this.

Amethyst specimen from Zambia.

Amethyst specimen from Zambia.

If wide open spaces, an abundance of wildlife, incredible experiences and once-in-a-lifetime experiences are what you are looking for, Zambia could just be the destination you’ve been searching for…

Southern Carmine Bee-eater Dancing in the Air in South Luangwa NR , Zambia

Southern Carmine Bee-eater Dancing in the Air in South Luangwa, Zambia

Reference:

http://www.zambiatourism.com/

https://wikitravel.org/en/Zambia

Author Charlie

Hello everyone! Firstly let me introduce myself, I am Charlie the chameleon, I am an incentive and business travel professional who explores the world in search of new and exciting destinations to take my clients to, be it business or incentive travel. I look for new ways to experience well-travelled destinations, and love seeking those off the beaten track. Follow my adventure to near and far away places, and let me help you find that special place that you want to explore! Follow me on Instagram.

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