Zambia, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, is home to one of the world’s most recognizable wonders. Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River border with Zimbabwe and Botswana, this natural wonder is a UNESCO World Heritage site and well-known for its thundering cascades. But visitors can also enjoy activities such as white water rafting down the Zambezi River; walking safaris; canoeing; fishing; and elephant or walking safari tours.
Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (Smoke that Thunders), are named after Queen Victoria during her 1855 visit to the region. But the falls are believed to have been discovered hundreds of years earlier, when several European explorers traveled up the Zambezi River in search of gold and other riches.
The area is home to many wildlife species, including African elephant, buffalo, lion, wild dog and cheetah. It offers an excellent opportunity for family safaris in Zambia.
No trip to Zambia is complete without visiting the falls. Hire a car in Livingstone, which is the closest town to Victoria Falls, and drive yourself to the falls. But if you prefer an escorted tour with a knowledgeable guide, you can make a choice from the tons of tour guides found in Lusaka or Livingstone.
If you are not quite ready to go see the falls, you can still experience it by taking a tour of the area. Gorgeous sunrise and sunset tours are available to take in the beauty of the falls. You can also rent bicycles or join a walking safari.
Besides Gorgeous Victoria Falls, there are other Zambian tourism attractions, including Mafinga Hills which is located between the boarders of Zambia and Malawi. It has an altitude of about 2,339 m above sea level.
Lusaka National Park is situated in south eastern part of the capital Lusaka. Been one is the newest park in Zambia, it boosts of over 1000 species of animals found in Lusaka National Park. Some of the animals found in this park includes giraffe, the white rhino, Zebras, eland, waterbuck, hartebeest, impala, pangolin, Kudu, reedbuck, sable, Warthog and others.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is situated between the Zambezi River and Livingstone town. It is one of Zambia’s main national parks and it features the Zambezi River, which flows through the park. Wildlife can be seen all year round in this park.
You would certainly love to grab the sight of Lusaka, the capital and largest city of Zambia. Lusaka is the commercial center of the country. It is home to government offices, banks, financial institutions, hotels, shopping centers, businesses and industries. Lusaka city is also known for its public parks along the banks of the Zambezi River, its shopping centers and numerous hotels & restaurants. The city lacks a well-defined business district but has vibrant entertainment districts where the young population revel.