Zambia... What an Amazing Country!



Zambia... What an Amazing Country!

When you travel abroad, especially far away from home you 
want to have peace of mind. The same applies if you're on 
an African safari. If your desire is to meet friendly, warm 
people then travel to Africa's peace haven, Zambia. In 
Zambia you'll find that which you most desire, the warm 
African welcome.

Peace, stability and friendliness describe Zambia. It is a 
country incredibly endowed with natural resources, the 
heritage of a natural safari country. Just imagine these 
amazing sites:

1 - The Victoria Falls, one of the world's most spectacular 
waterfalls, is considered the world's largest curtain of 
falling water. It measures 1701 metres wide and plunges 
down to 111 metres. The torrent of water plunging over 
a steep cliff creates a deafening roar and sends up billows 
of spray that can be seen 30km (19 mi) away. Thus the 
local people have called it Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning 
"the smoke that thunders." And the view from Zambia 
is awesome.

2. - The wild untamed Zambezi River. From its source at 
Kalene Hills to its mouth at the Indian Ocean the Zambezi 
measures a whopping 3,540 kilometres. And 2,572km is 
in Zambia.

The river passes through changing scenery. The wild and 
exciting Barotse Flood Plain the site of the colourful 
Kuomboka ceremony by the Lozi people, the violent 
torrent at the Victoria Falls and the 122m deep Batoka 
Gorge the river cuts, the serene Lake Kariba behind the 
hydroelectric dam. And this lake has a great history. 
Finally the wide Lower Zambezi surrounded by wild game.

3 - Add to your travel itinerary the Nchanga Open Pit one of 
the largest open cast mines in the world but the largest in 
Africa. Operations started in 1957 and today it measures 
4,700m long, 2,400m wide and bottoms up at 335m. Zambia's 
major economic activity has remained copper mining.

4 - Visit the 19 national parks and 34 game management areas. 
All these constitute 30 percent of the 752614sq km of Zambia. 
The management areas buffer the game parks and the parks are 
strategically located throughout the country.

5 - The unbelievable yet fascinating wildlife in pristine 
wilderness. The Zambian national parks are considered to 
have the largest concentration of game in the world. The 
variety of animal species is wide with over 202 mammals that 
include the Big Five: lion, giraffe, leopard, rhino and 

Annually there is a wildebeest migration in the Liuwa Park. 
Take a look and see the endemic red and black lechwe antelopes 
in the Kafue Flats at Lochinvar, as well as the Busanga and 
Bangweulu Plains. Birding is popular in all game parks but 
Lochinvar is Zambia's prime birds sanctuary. Meet the 
crested cranes, saddle-bill storks, egrets, wood ibis, vultures 
and the rare shoebill stork.

6 - Travel to Livingstone town near the majestic, awe-inspiring 
Victoria Falls now accepted as the southern African Adventure 
Centre. Here you may choose any adventure of your choice: 
White water river-rafting, bungi jumping, river boarding, skiing, 
fishing, abseiling, off high way 4x4 driving, elephant back 
safari, river safari, micro-light and helicopter flights over the 
Victoria Falls.

Livingstone is a town of three museums; one is Zambia's prime 
museum, another is a railway museum and then there is the 
Victoria Falls field museum. Take a detour and visit a tribal 
village. Choose your accommodation from the many 
theme-designed hotels and lodges.

7 - The Zambian weather is mild and pleasant despite the 
country being in the tropics. The high altitude at between 1200m 
and 1500m above sea level ensures that. There are three distinct 
seasons; the cool and dry season between April and August, 
the dry and warm between September and November and the 
warmer and wet season between December and March. However, 
the most popular time to visit is during the cool and dry 
winter season between April and August. These are cool 
crisp days and cool nights!

Zambia is beckoning you! The pristine wilderness, the 
profusion of wildlife including birds, the exquisite sunsets, 
the changing landscapes and natural habitat and the warm 
Zambian welcome of its friendly people. All these make 
your travel to Zambia a pleasant destination in African 
travel. It's a safari visit you'll treasure forever.

...And you'll never forget to exclaim" what indeed an 
amazing country"


Enestle Zimba is geologist of over twenty years and manages Zambia African Safari (ZAS) part time. Enestle is dedicated to the promotion of safaris and tourism in Zambia and the conservation of wildlife and the environment.

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