What to see in Zambia
Zambia is a really exciting tourist destination which introduces foreigners to some of the best natural attractions and adventurous activities that Africa has to offer. Tourism is concentrated around a few major attractions in the country: Lake Kariba attracts many visitors and is a hub for fishing, boating, wildlife safaris and watersports, and Livingstone is the gateway to the wonders of Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River. Zambia also has some good wildlife reserves, including the vast Kafue National Park, which is the second largest nature reserve in Africa and contains a wealth of wildlife. The lack of infrastructure in the country can be problematic for travellers as the poor roads make accessing parts of the country difficult, but Livingstone and the capital city, Lusaka, are both fairly well developed. Lusaka is not a popular tourist destination in itself but many travellers pass through the sprawling city and it is quite an experience: the markets and nightlife can be exciting and fun, and there are a number of small museums to visit. Zambia is accessible to both budget travellers and those in search of luxury which is a big bonus, with Livingstone in particular boasting both great backpacker hostels and incredible luxury hotels.
Kafue National Park is one of the largest nature reserves in Africa, spanning a diverse 8,650 square miles (22,400 sq km), which makes it roughly the size of Wales. Vast swathes of Kafue have yet to…
The largest artificial lake in the world, Lake Kariba is a very popular tourist destination in Zambia (and Zimbabwe). A number of game and safari parks ring the lake on both the Zambian and Zimbabwean…
Livingstone, also known as Maramba, is a historic colonial city on the southern border of Zambia. Incorporated as part of Northern Rhodesia under Cecil John Rhodes, the town gained prominence in the…
The majestic Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), are located on the Zambezi River, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Explorer David Livingstone named the falls for Queen…
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