Zambia Travel Guide

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One of the best places to experience Africa up close and personal is Zambia. With dozens of national parks and Victoria Falls, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, the country offers a look at some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. It is not exactly tourist-friendly, however, and visitors looking for a Westernized tourist package might want to look elsewhere. Experiencing Zambia means getting your feet dirty, your shirt damp with sweat, and staying in accommodations that won’t always have electricity or modern amenities. However, the beauty of the country more than makes up for the lack of tourist infrastructure and, after all, isn’t that what adventures are made of?

Famously explored by Dr. Livingstone in the 19th century, Zambia is a unique central African country that many contest is the “true” or “real” Africa. The country contains more national parks than almost any of its sister countries, and along with parks are plenty of safaris. The natural beauty of Zambia is without par, and it’s absolutely true that there is no place on Earth that can match her for scale and scope of majesty. From Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba, or the Batoka Gorge and the Zambezi River, the epic nature of the natural wonders of this country leave one feeling as tiny as an ant in comparison. Along with the beauty of the country, the festivals of Zambia are world- renowned as some of the most amazing and spectacular events one can ever participate in. They occur at varying times throughout the year, and there are literally dozens of them, all held by various tribes.

English is one of the many “official” languages, and acquiring a visa is relatively simple, although you'll need to contact your nearest embassy for more information. While it is possible for first-timers to come to Zambia, the lack of any tourist infrastructure outside of the major cities means you need to be prepared for a hot, dirty, but ultimately rewarding series of adventures.

Livingstone #1 most popular location
People travel from all over the world to visit the Victoria Falls. When explorer David Livingstone first laid eyes upon the falls, he said 'scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angel…
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Lusaka #2 most popular location
The largest city and the capital of Zambia is Lusaka. It is located in South Central Zambia approximately 5-7 hours north of Livingstone and the border with Zimbabwe. The city is densely po…
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South Luangwa #3 most popular location
Called by some as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, South Luangwa is one of Zambia's main draws. This 9,050-sq km park is centered around the Luangwa River and is home to…
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Luangwa #4 most popular location
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Kafue #5 most popular location
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Kitwe #6 most popular location
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Mfuwe #7 most popular location
Mfuwe is in the Eastern Province of Zambia. It is the province’s main settlement and has an airport that is serviced by a couple of airlines generally with flights out of Lusaka. Mfuwe is…
Chingola #8 most popular location
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Choma #9 most popular location
You could almost miss Choma if you blinked while zooming past on your way to Lusaka from Livingstone. Choma is the biggest town in the Southern Province, although it's usually no more than a …
Ndola #10 most popular location
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Chirundu #11 most popular location
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Kasama #12 most popular location
Lower Zambezi National Park #13 most popular location
Chobe #14 most popular location