Blessed with one of the seven natural wonders of the world and an abundance of water, Zambia is hardly a land-locked country. Aside from the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia is home to 17 other glorious waterfalls and 5 massive lakes which flow and shimmer. Tiger and fly fishing, kayaking, elephant back trails and bird watching are just some of the fantastic activities that have travelers returning time and time again.
The Zambezi is Africa’s fourth largest river system after the Nile, Zaire and Niger Rivers. It runs through six countries on its journey from central Africa to the Indian Ocean. Its power has carved the spectacular Victoria Falls and the zigzagging Batoka Gorge. Between the 2 great dams of the Zambezi, Kariba and Carbora Bassa, lies an area known as the Zambezi Valley. Acacia-chocked, reed fringed islands braid the river into twisting channels, often blocked by snorting hippo, wildlife and bird life. The Valley’s beauty has attracted tourists from all over the world and provides great opportunities for unprecedented game viewing and walking safaris. Hippopotamus, crocodiles, elephants and lions are some examples of wildlife you will find along various parts of the Zambezi River.
- Mount Elgon, the worlds largest free-standing volcanic mountain
- Track endangered mountain Gorillas and golden monkeys
- The ancient forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Woodlands, wetlands and grassy plains of the Albertine Rift Valley
- Jungles, looming volcanoes & snow-capped mountains
- Nyero Rock paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Kasubi Tombs
- Karamoja, earlier settlers