Travel To Zambia Guide
Discover A True African Safari Destination With Our Comprehensive Travel Guide To Zambia
One of the most underdeveloped countries and regions in the world, but also one of the most beautiful. Zambia is home to an abundance of wildlife viewing and birdlife, game reserves, large lakes, mighty rivers and the world's most famous waterfall. Zambia is a must-see safari and travel destination for anyone looking for an African safari adventure.
One of the friendliest countries in Africa, Zambia, and its people are welcoming and hospitable. Zambians are proud of their country and its rich heritage, culture and traditions. Zambia is a land of contrasts, and it's this diversity that makes the destination so unique and interesting.
Zambia is as diverse as one can get in Africa when it comes to landscapes. You have the vast plains of the north and west, the great Luangwa Valley and the Zambezi escarpment in the east. The country is blessed with some of Africa's most famous wildlife parks and reserves: the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park (Victoria Falls), Kafue National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, and North Luangwa National Park and South Luangwa National Park, to name but a few. Zambia is a nature lover's paradise and an unmissable destination for anyone wanting to experience a true bush experience.
With incredible game viewing opportunities in all national parks and game reserves, one is spoilt for choice when it comes to safari activities one can participate in. This Zambia travel guide has something for everyone.
Zambia Travel And Safari Highlights!
- Birding Spotting; With over 750 species recorded, few countries can come close for bird enthusiasts and photographers.
- Wildlife Viewing; From the "Big 5" to unique and rare species, Zambia is highly rated for wildlife safaris and along with professional safari guides, one will have the chance to spot most species.
- Walking Safari; Home of the walking safari, should one be interested in getting up close and personal with the wildlife of all sizes, then look no further than the South Luangwa, North Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi.
- Fishing; Some of the best fishing in Africa with Lake Kariba, the Zambezi River, the Kafue River and Lake Tanganyika. Interested in Africa's best freshwater fishing experience, look no further.
- Canoe safaris; Whether you want to canoe a few kilometres on the upper Zambezi, a 5-day canoeing safari through the Lower Zambezi or a more relaxing excursion down the Kafue River; we have the option for you.
- White Water Rafting; Numerous companies operate in Livingstone or the town of Victoria Falls; you will be spoilt for choice for this adventure activity.
- Balloon Safaris; Hot air balloon safaris are available in the incredible Kafue National Park.
Whatever your interests, Zambia as a destination will have that perfect safari activity for you.
Safari lodges and tented camps on offer are some of the best in Africa (and most remote). You can find luxurious safari lodges with all the amenities you could want through to more rustic tented camps located in remote and wild areas of the country. The accommodation options on Uyaphi.com is suitable for most travellers no matter the occasion, group size or budget.
Travelling In And Around Zambia!
The country is easily accessible by air and road, and direct flights from numerous international travel destinations arrive at the Lusaka International Airport daily and weekly. Regional daily flights from Johannesburg, Harare, Nairobi and Addis Abba fly directly into Lusaka or Livingstone. Domestic and private chartered flights are readily available, connecting travellers to all corners of this wonderful country.
If you are looking for a more authentic African safari experience away from the modern world, look no further! This Zambia travel guide will help you find relevant information, safaris, and accommodation throughout most of Zambia.
Our travel tips regarding this country is to budget a little more for parks and community fees when looking at staying within any wildlife reserves and parks.
Click any of the below links to learn more about our Zambia travel options or contact us directly via email or phone call if you would like any further travel tips regarding travel to Zambia! We look forward to chatting with you.
Travel In Zambia And Experience The Best In Of Africa's Wildlife
Uyaphi has selected a portfolio of safari and game lodges that enables you to explore Zambia in luxury, from the famous Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River to the wildlife areas of the Kafue, as well as North and South Luangwa (home of the walking safari).
For wildlife fans, the excellent national parks are abundant with birdlife and mammals and boast some of the finest safari camps and lodges in the whole of the African continent.
Zambia Safari Planner
Too many options and choices in Zambia and wanting something more specific to your wants and needs, at Uyaphi.com will find that perfect package to suit you and what you want out of your safari holiday to Zambia.
We have ourselves travelled extensively within Zambia over the past 19 years and can offer you a vast range of knowledge from lodges to transfers to where to go and what to see.
We offer a broad range of Zambian safari holidays to suit most budgets and interests (especially for those interested in walking safari options). Whatever you choose, you will be part of an exclusive club to have travelled this beautiful land that offers up pristine wildlife sanctuaries like no other.
Zambia is much more than Victoria Falls or the Zambezi River; Zambia is the South Luangwa, the Kafue, the Kasanka, and the Lower Zambezi. These magnificent wildlife parks and reserves will cast a spell that will keep you coming back for more.
Showcasing the best safari lodges and camps that are best suited for those looking for family-friendly or honeymoon options, as well as establishments that offer up spa and wellness, most romantic baths and of course, those that are located in the most remote regions of the country.
Zambia is an amazing country that offers up some of the finest national parks, rivers, cultures and natural wonders with countless safari activities to match.
Best Zambia Tourist Attractions
Attractions, wildlife reserves and parks all within one of Africa's best safari destinations, Zambia.
With the motto "Discover the real Africa", Zambia offers some of the largest and most remote reserves and parks, including the Lower Zambezi, Kafue, North Luangwa and South Luangwa, as well as the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls.
Our Google Map featuring the safari lodges, safari camps and hotel options that we feature on Uyaphi.com.
A Zambia travel guide to the country's famed wildlife destinations, Luangwa Valley, Kafue National Park, the mighty Zambezi Valley and of course, Victoria Falls.
Malaria In Zambia
Malaria In Zambia must be regarded as "high risk" for all visitors to the country, including the capital of Lusaka.
No matter the time of year or one's destination in Zambia, it is highly recommended that one visit a doctor or travel clinic before travelling here for anti-malaria tablets that are suitable for the region.
Devil's Pool Victoria Falls
The Devil's Pool is a natural pool at the edge of Victoria Falls. It is created by the Zambezi River and it's really cool.
You can swim right up to the edge and you will be close enough that you will feel like you are going to plunge over as well as dizzy from all of the water around you.
What To Do In LusakaContinuing our series of African cities, we look at the capital of Zambia, Lusaka. Over the last ten years and mainly due to economic expansion, Lusaka has exploded in terms of what it offers the modern traveller.
Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls ExpereinceIf you live in Africa, a weekend getaway in the bush on one of Africa's greatest rivers is something that is part of your culture, essentially something you can relate to. If you live elsewhere in the developed world, it is one of the most exotic things you can imagine. Welcome to the magical world of Tongabezi.
Best Safari Destinations In ZambiaPeople tend to forget about Zambia when organising their safari. They think in terms of their more famous regional neighbours: Botswana, South Africa and Kenya with their iconic destinations of the Okavango Delta, the Kruger and the Masai Mara. Even the Victoria Falls is seen purely as a Zimbabwean venue.
Celebrating David Livingstone In ZambiaDavid Livingstone was born in Blantyre, Scotland 200 years ago. He remains the most celebrated of all Victorian explorers, equally known for his humanity and humanitarian work as for his feats of exceptional exploration.
Best Victoria Falls Relaxed ActivitiesThe Victoria Falls area has gained a reputation over the past two decades as one of the adventure centres of the world. From bungee jumping to white water rafting, there will be some activity for the adrenalin junkie. However, this is not what the Vic Falls was traditionally about.
Best Victoria Falls Adventure ActivitiesThe Victoria Falls is not only celebrated as one of the worlds most beautiful sights but it also is known as the adventure capital of Africa. With Victoria Falls being on most safari itineraries it is good to know what to do and see when in town, whether you are staying on the Zambian or on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls.
Canoeing On The Upper ZambeziYour correspondent has been travelling and going on safari in Africa since the early 1980s. I have lost count of the many, majestic sunsets, of the unique wildlife moments accidentally captured by a camera and of the multitude of happy days with friends in remote places.