The land of the legendary
Made up of a highland plateau that rises toward the east and which in the north houses enormous reserves of copper, cobalt, coal, zinc, and lead. Also home to the amazing Victoria Falls and South Luangwa National Park. Zambia is a landlocked country bordered by DR Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola. It has an estimated population of just over 16 million and the official language is English.
In eastern Zambia is South Luangwa National Park home to 60 different animals and over 400 of Zambia’s 732 bird species. South Luangwa is the southernmost of three national parks that are in the valley of the Luangwa River.
Victoria Falls is 1,708 metres wide with a drop between 90 and 107 metres. An average of 550,000 cubic metres of water per minute plunge over the gorge and at high water times the spray can be seen from 20-30 kilometres away. As well as looking at the falls themselves there is also the opportunity to take on many activities including white water rafting, bungee jump, microlighting, helicopter flights and sunset cruises.
The rainy season in Zambia runs from November through to mid-April. Temperatures are usually hottest in the build up to the rains at the end of October. Victoria Falls is generally most spectacular at the end of the rainy season in March when the waters are high.
Mosi Oa Tunya - The Smoke that Thunders, Victoria falls has Zambia one side and Zimbabwe the other and is the largest waterfall in the world!
Zambia has so much to offer, from the Victoria Falls at Livingstone to the famed National Parks of South Luangwa where leopards and elephants are often seen at camp.