Luxury Zambia holidays offer something special for adventure-seekers and nature-lovers. With the largest diamond deposits in the world, Zambia boasts some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the world. Take an exciting Zambia tour and get mesmerized by the fine amalgam of African, Indian and indigenous cultures. Situated in the southernmost tip of the country, Zambia boasts one of the most scenic and diverse settings anywhere in the world. From mountain peaks to beaches, from sparkling rivers to historic cities, and from lush rainforests to emerald green pastures, there are something to thrill and excite any visitor to this African country. Whether you are planning to spend a week or a month, here are some of the must-see destinations on your to-do list:
Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. The awe-inspiring waterfall is shrouded in mist and stands more than 50 feet high. From the coolness of your luxury Zambia tour chair, take a trip into this captivating safari destination and view the majesty of the Falls from a comfortable vantage point. There are many challenging routes to Victoria Falls including Hluhluwe-Unfolozi and Osage Falls, so choose the one that interests you most.
Amboseli National Parks: Located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Amboseli National Parks is among the finest places to hike across the Zambezi River. Hike a long, sweeping section of the river until you come upon massive waterfalls and lush forests covered with ferns and palm trees. Then head back through the beautiful forest to the campsite at the end of the trek for a relaxing afternoon nap. There is no other way to experience the true ambiance and charm of these incredible national parks. After your time in the park, treat yourself to a luxury Zambia safari lodge nearby and relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery and panoramas.
Lower Zambezi National Park: For those interested in a slightly less strenuous route, head to the southern end of the Zambezi River and travel south until you come to the charming towns of Mwandi and Masiphumelele. Here, you can visit some amazing ruins of colonial times. Go on an elephant safari, if you want, or hire a guide to lead you around the impressive museums, rustic stores, and villages. While at Masiphumelele, you can go on a trek to the national park headquarters and spend a lovely evening under the stars at one of the many restaurants.
South Luangwa National Park: This reserve is the biggest wildlife reserve in Zambia. It is home to some of the world’s most unique wildlife including giant elephants, hippos, lions, zebras, gazelles, giraffes, antelopes and many more. There are many popular game drives in the park; however, one of the best is the Olinda Game Drive. You’ll need an organized game plan to participate in this exciting event. When you’re done, you’ll have an Adrenalin rush that you will find hard to forget. Other game drives include the Buka Game Drive, which involves a drive around the Buka Valley; and the Ndutu Game Drive, which involves a drive through the Ndutu plains.
Chindeni: Chindeni is the southernmost town on the Zambia border. It offers a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and greenery. The lodges here have comfortable surroundings and provide good facilities like swimming pools, camping facilities, hot tubs and restaurants with English menus. If you’re looking for a good game drive, the Chindeni airport is the best place to go.
Livingstone: Livingstone is the largest game reserve in Zambia. It is also one of the biggest cities in Zambia, with around two million people living here. The city has many parks, museums and big five safari destinations to offer. Among the best places to see and explore while in Livingstone are the Chobe National Park, the Chobe River and Livingstone Community Museum and the Livingstone Firebase. Other attractions worth visiting include the Zimani Cultural Centre and the Zimani Fishpond.
Khwai Falls: One of the most popular attractions in Livingstone is the Khwai Falls; they are considered to be one of the best natural sights in Zambia. You can stay at a lodge in Livingstone and go on a guided safari to explore the falls and enjoy the scenery. The best time to visit is from May to October. The waterfalls are surrounded by lush vegetation and you can hike through the evergreen forests.