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Zambia

Surrounded by eight countries, Zambia is one of Africa's best kept secrets offering a wild terrain which remains largely unchanged since the days of David Livingstone. The lucky visitor will discover open plains, woodlands, wetlands and forests housing an incredible diversity of wildlife, a mighty river that thunders along the southern boundaries and others that meander quietly through the interior. Zambia offers a safari experience of the traditional kind. Luxury and simplicity in little explored expanses with the highest professional standards in guiding in a country that is home to the walking safari.



Highlights

 

The Luangwa Valley and its enormous variety of wildlife, some endemic, dependent entirely on the snake-like Luangwa River that winds through and the many adjacent oxbow lagoons 

 

Lower Zambezi National Park, beautiful and remote, offering a scenic backdrop and outstanding game viewing 

 

Bangweulu Swamps, little visited, with vast wetlands and rare fauna such as the shoebill stork and the black lechwe 

 

Kafue National Park - the open and wildlife-rich Busanga Plains

 

Shiwa N'Gandu, the "Africa House", built after World War One by Sir Stewart Gore-Brown with a wealth of fascinating colonial-era history 

 

Victoria Falls, in all its majesty, whose spray can be seen for miles

 


Weather

 

June-October: the traditional dry season where walking safaris into remote areas can be taken. The coolest months are June and July with the hottest being September and October. 

November-May: rainy season. Storms build up in November offering spectacular thunder and lightening shows followed by almost daily showers from December until April. Generally hot and humid with cool spells after rain.

 


Activities

  • Walking safaris in the South and North Luangwa National Parks, Bangwuelu Wetlands and Kasanka National Park
  • Game drives by day and after dark
  • Canoeing, boating and fishing on the Lower Zambezi
  • Activities at Victoria Falls such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, flying by micro-light, helicopter or light aircraft over the Falls, elephant rides or a three course
  • Lunch on Livingstone Island at the centre of the Falls
  • Visiting traditional Zambian villages in the South Luangwa and Livingstone
  • Bird watching year round but at its best during the rains when the migratory species arrive


Norman Carr Safaris, Dry Season, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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