Zambia, home to one of the world’s seven natural wonders and many animals, water, and large open areas, provides tourists with a wealth of exciting opportunities.
A visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls is unquestionably a highlight of any vacation to southern Africa. This epic waterfall, which straddles the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is twice the breadth and depth of Niagara Falls, has earned the indigenous moniker Mosi-oa-Tunya- «The Smoke That Thunders.»
With a daring bungee jump, white water rafting, or beautiful fly over the falls, see this awe-inspiring cascade in action and learn why this is Africa’s adrenaline sports capital.
As you make your way to our camp on the banks of the Lower Zambezi River, you’ll pass through hidden settlements, rich animals, and breathtaking landscapes.
- One of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, South Luangwa National Park offers spectacular walking safaris and 4WD game drives.
- Visit the Liuwa Plains, a distant virgin environment where you may observe a seasonal wildebeest migration that rivals the Serengeti.
- The majestic Victoria Falls.
- Take a «flight of angels» helicopter ride above Victoria Falls.
- Canoeing, white water rafting, tight rope, bungee jumping, bridge sliding, and canyon swinging are available adventure sports.
- Camp and canoe along the Lower Zambezi
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Time and Weather
Zambia is a subtropical country with a warm, humid climate. The months of October and November are pretty hot, both during the day and at night. The warmest months are November through April, with showers to heavy storms possible later in the season. The weather in Zambia is cool and dry from May through September. Temperatures are rarely extreme: 9 – 10°C (48°F – 50°F at night in June/July (daytime temperatures are generally about 20°C (68 °F)) and 29 – 32 °C (85°F – 89°F in October/November (nighttime about 18°C (64°F)).
The best time to visit
During the dry season in Zambia, you have a good chance of seeing a lot of wildlife (May to October). This will go well with a trip to Victoria Falls, which is at its most spectacular between June and September. A safari is substantially more difficult during the rainy season (November to April), like most parks and camps close because of excessive rain. The Mfuwe part of South Luangwa NP is an exception: its all-weather roads can be driven all year.
Beyond the Big Five, Zambia is home to many rare and unique species, including the black lechwe, Crawshay’s zebra, and Thornicroft’s giraffe. Each year in November, Liuwa Plain National Park hosts Africa’s second-biggest wildebeest migration, while from October to December, Kasanka National Park’s 10 million fruit bats take to the skies. Zambia is one of the wettest nations in Southern Africa, and its rivers and lakes are home to abundant hippo and crocodile populations. The Zambezi River is known for its tigerfish, and there are several fishing resorts along its length.
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