For lovers of wilderness, Zambia has it all: wetlands, rivers, rugged hills, large tracts of wildlife-rich bush and plenty of waterfalls, including the most iconic one of all, Victoria Falls. Here, thrillseekers can raft the Zambezi River, bungee jump off the bridge or swim in a natural rock pool right on the edge.
Zambia is sometimes considered Africa’s best-kept secret by safari aficionados. This large country (the size of France) has given nearly one third of its land to national parks and reserves – and yet it is barely on the radar of many travellers.
The atmosphere is normally inundated with acrobatic scenes, bustle and also beauty and joy moving to the tunes of traditional instruments for instance the thumb piano, drums, silimba, a wooden xylophone as well as others.
Music and dance is an important of the tribal celebrations and also traditions for instance peace, initiation ceremonies, war as well as joyous festivities. The influence of the western world is shown in the recent music style. Around the popular towns, nightclubs, as well as shebeens, play sounds of Kwela and rumba while local bands perform to the more and more westernised youth.
The peak time to visit Zambia is from June to October, aka winter! Winter in Zambia means clear skies, plenty of sunshine, and rarely a drop of rain. In fact, June and July can get pretty chilly, but that’s nothing a light jacket can’t solve.
November, April, and May are considered shoulder months due to the rain. In November, it hasn’t quite started yet and come May, the rains have stopped. This is a wonderful time for game viewing, and it’s the best time to save some pennies since many of the camps and lodges have deals during this time of year.
You should spend a 7-day tour, where you will explore some of Zambia's most astonishing natural gems.
You will begin the adventure of canoeing and sunset cruising on the Zambezi River—the fourth-longest in the entire African continent! Then, you'll be able to enjoy another fluvial wonder: the breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Finally, you will have three thrilling nights on safari at South Luangwa National Park. Keep your eyes open for zebras, elephants, lions, and more.
Travel by Air
Proflight flies from Lusaka to Mfuwe (South Luangwa), to Livingstone and the Copperbelt and also does charters. Various air charter companies will fly to any of the many airstrips aro.und the country and most of the areas worth visiting are accessible by air. The domestic departure tax from airports is $8 per person
There are many taxis available. Prices are negotiable. There is a good bus service to Chipata, Livingstone, the Copperbelt and Harare. Other private bus companies offer more reliable services to Livingstone, Harare and Johannesburg.
Travel by Bus
Long-range buses frequently leave from Lusaka to all the main towns. The intercity bus terminal can be found one road up from Cairo Road at the station.
Minibuses and taxis, local transport – all painted blue – can be jumped on at pretty much any juncture.
All travellers must have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificates are required from travellers from risk areas. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.