Zambia is a hidden gem, an off-the-beaten path destination offering an authentic and intimate safari experience. Although it may not be as well-known as other countries, Zambia is home to a great diversity and abundance of wildlife and varied landscapes – including the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. More than 30% of the country’s land is protected in National Parks, including South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, Liuwa, and Kafue.
Zambia is the home of the walking safari and remains one of the best places in Africa to track wildlife and explore the bush on foot in addition to traditional game drives. For those seeking even more unique adventures, there is the migration of 40,000 wildebeest in Liuwa Plain, the bat migration in Kasanka, hot air balloon rides in Kafue, and outstanding water-based activities such as canoeing through the channels of the Lower Zambezi, motor boating, and fishing.
Zambia pairs well with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Malawi, although it is an excellent choice for a stand-alone safari destination.