I can tell you as a matter of fact that most people when planning to go on holiday for safari outing, the destination of Zambia seldom come to mind! However, you will be making a mistake if you are so fixed only to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, or just any other one.
Meanwhile, Zambia is one of the top 5 safari destinations you can think of! It is in the light of this, that this article is centered. We are going to examine 5 awesome destinations you can head for in order to have a wonderful experience. The famous rivers and waterfalls make it an attractive place to be.
Do not get worried about you connecting the country. Yeah, there are direct flights from Johannesburg and Europe to Lusaka. On your getting to Lusaka, on the lighter mood, we can say that you may then decide to jump, take a hip or skip right into some of the wildest places of jungle safari. Of course, it is your choice! There is an appellation that Zambia is known with, and it is “the real Africa”, a home of the famous walking safari.
Now let us consider some of the choices you have;
VICTORIA FALL: - This is one of the 7 wonders of the world. Victoria Falls is in no doubt, the most popular safari destination in Zambia. This again and with the Zambezi River, is not the only ones on offer. There are other adventurous places to make a choice out of. You can talk of river rafting, helicopter flights, and canoeing etc. Connect with the direct flight to either Victoria or Livingstone Airports.
SOUTH LUANGWA: - This is one of the greatest wildlife centers in the world that you can ever think of. In comparison, there are only few African National Parks that come close in terms of wildlife numbers and sightings. If you are photography savvy, then this is your Paradise so to say because you will love it here! Right within the valley, you will get unique varieties of species of fauna. Worthy of mention is Thorneycroft Giraffes, Cookson’s wildebeest, and Craw Shay’s Zebra. Again, South Luangwa is a paradise to well over 400 species of birdlife. The Park sits on 9050 square kilometers and attained the status of National Park in 1972. A flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe International Airport or self-drive will get you there.
KAFUE NATIONAL PARK: - This is Zambia’s largest National Park, and it can be compared in size with Wales National Park in the United Kingdom. This is, however, not as popular as South Luangwa or Lower Zambezi National Park. What you find in the north of the park, the Busanga Plains, gives you very fantastic wildlife and birdlife, not leaving out luxurious a lodge that combines the rewarding experience of safari. Connect with a direct flight to the lodge.
ZAMBEZI RIVER: - When you are talking about the history of rivers in Africa, this takes the pride of place of being the longest. It took its derivative from Namibia, through Botswana, Zimbabwe and then into Zambia and ends it up into the Indian Ocean on the Mozambique coastline. These are just few out of many that you are available. It is therefore not an exhaustive list.