Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint. .
Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa.
Acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, Zambia’s welcoming people live in peace and harmony. And here, in the warm heart of Africa, you will find some of the finest Safari experiences on the planet, including face to face encounters with Nature at its most wild. Let us be your organiser for an enjoyable holiday in Zambia.
The small town of Livingstone lies close to the famous Victoria Falls, making it the perfect base for the exploration of this natural wonder. It was once the capital of Northern Rhodesia before that title was passed onto Lusaka in 1935. Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, the town still retains its original charm and rustic merits. Its proximity to the allure of the Zambezi River as well as the hugely popular Victoria Falls, make it a favoured attraction for tourists. It is fast becoming the adventure capital of Southern Africa with a massive variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Some of these spectacular outdoor activities that attract tourists to the town of Livingstone include: white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, bungee jumping, boat cruises, walks with lions, elephant back safaris and quad bike riding.
Livingstone accommodation include luxurious hotels, sophisticated riverside lodges and villas, and the more economic bed and breakfasts, guest houses, camping and backpackers. Some of the accommodation in Livingstone is located within the town while there are quite a few options on the banks of the upper Zambezi River as well as close to Victoria Falls and on the edges of the Batoka Gorge, on the Zambian side.
This Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka, it is one of the fastest growing cities in central Africa with new buildings, shopping centres and chain stores regularly popping up. Accommodation options are varied and spread out across the metropolis. The city centre bustles with roadside stalls in the day and at night offers a wide range of restaurants, night clubs and bars. Visitors can also choose to stay on the outskirts of town in country lodges.
Central Lusaka offers a variety of budget, midrange and top- end options. The level of choice in accommodation in Lusaka is forever increasing as the city rapidly expands. There are a couple of five star hotels perfect for the corporate traveller or if you are just seeking luxury for a few days. Mid- range options vary from conveniently located hotels to sophisticated guesthouses. Budget accommodation varies considerably in price and quality but many visitors prefer the increasing number of smaller guesthouses scattered throughout the city.
Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2. First established as a National Park in the 1950’s by the legendary Norman Carr, Kafue is one of the largest national parks in the whole of Africa. Despite its size and prominent location only two hours drive from Livingstone, it remains little-known and largely unexplored with vast tracts of its virgin bush still untouched. Thanks to its size and variety of habitat types the Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife.
In recent years the Park has seen a well-managed growth in the number of Safari Camps and Lodges that operate in and around the Park. This new interest has brought with it more visitors and investment to the area, notably in infrastructure with a number of well-graded roads and airstrips.
It’s known for its abundant wildlife and the Kafue River, running north to south through the park. In the north, the fertile Busanga Plains are home to lions, zebras, abundant birdlife and the sycamore fig trees of Busanga Swamps. In the more remote south, elephants and antelopes roam the Nanzhila Plains, and hippos swim in the waters of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi.