Zambia is the birthplace of the walking safari particularly in areas such as Kafue and South Luangwa. South Luangwa is Zambia’s premier park and one of the few remaining true wilderness and wildlife sanctuaries.
The Luangwa Valley is a vast, remote area where man and wildlife live side by side a truly impressive number of animals. The park is 9050 sq. km with the river, it’s tributaries and the riverine strips being the focus of the wildlife viewing. The birdlife is also excellent with around 450 species to be seen.
The mighty Zambezi River forms part of the Zambian border and to view it at its best is when this mighty river reaches the Victoria Falls. The water drops about 100 metres into a narrow gorge before flowing down a series of rapids ideal for those you love white water rafting. The falls offer a host of activities including sundowner boat trips, tours of the falls itself, lunch on Livingstone Island; game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, white water rafting, canoeing, scenic flights, angling for tiger fish amongst others.
Further downstream the and after the Kariba dam the water reaches one of the best area to explore the Zambezi on a combined river land safari. The Lower Zambezi National Park is haven for wildlife and in particular elephants and wild dog. With the Mana Pools Game Reserve opposite on the Zimbabwean side the traffic of animals, particular elephants are a sight to behold. Game drives here are also excellent with experienced local guides, superb accommodation and a sense of true wilderness. Fishing is a popular activity here and even must do option for those do not particularly like the idea of fishing. Walking and canoeing is once more part of the daily activities here but arguably the best option is game viewing onboard a pontoon while you are tucking into a superbly cooked bacon egg breakfast!
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