Welcome to the heart of Africa – Zambia, with an intriguing mix of gracious hotels and colonial-style tented accommodation, exceptional game viewing in remote wildlife reserves and a seemingly endless range of spirited wet and dry adventures for the young at heart!
Zambia lies on the other side of the mighty Zambezi River from Zimbabwe, and plays host to many of the wildlife and adventure activities taking place on this magnificent river. The Zambezi teems with crocodiles and hippos, so any journey made on the water is certain to encounter them. A highlight of a trip to Zambia is the romantic sundowner cruise above Victoria Falls on the multi-storied African Queen, viewing crocs and hippos wallowing in pools and lying on the banks. If you are mildly fit, but wildly adventurous, you can opt for a managed canoe trail on the Zambezi through the Lower Zambezi National Park – a marvelous way to view bird and animal life at a more sedate pace – up close and personal.
This beautiful park is a water wilderness on the edge of the Zambezi River, and game viewing options include a thrilling and informative guided walk, or a game drive in an open safari vehicle. This is Africa, wild and untouched, the destination of choice for those who enjoy less frequented, more remote wilderness areas for game and bird sightings. In the game-rich reserve of Kafue, visitors are almost certain to see lion and buffalo from open 4x4s. Or you may prefer the bush on foot – a wonderful way to discover the smaller inhabitants of the bush.
For those with an explorer’s heart, who love to take on the elements, Zambia, ‘The Falls’, and the Zambezi River offer the best of the white-knuckle range of dramatic action-packed sports… from bungi jumping to white water rafting and jet boating. if you prefer the gentler, yet equally intoxicating option, it’s difficult to beat a microlight flight over ‘The Falls’. Sip your steaming, early morning hot coffee as the sun slowly rises on your game drive, or, towards the end of the day, a perfect G&T from your elevated vantage point over this magnificent river – one or the other (or both) you will be forever captivated by the exquisite beauty of wild Africa.