Area: 752,618 km²
Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.
Dialing code: +260
President: Edgar Lungu
Currency: Zambian kwacha
Population: 17.86 million (2019)
Official language: English
Zambia- places of interest
Victoria falls Zambia
Victoria Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is considered to be one of the world’s largest waterfalls due to its width of 1,708 m
White water rafting
In the rafting world, the Zambezi River rafting is classified as class 5 (high volume) out of 6 – 1 being the tamest and 6 being commercially non-raftable. With rapids named Stairway to Heaven, The Terminator, Oblivion, The Washing Machine, Judgement Day, Devils Toilet Bowl and Oblivion, you get an idea of what to expect.
Due to the fluctuating water levels of the Zambezi, there are high and low water seasons at different times of the year.
Helicopter cruise over victoria falls:
The Flight of Angels” aptly refers to the Helicopter Flights over and around Victoria Falls. It originated from the phrase coined by David Livingstone when he first documented discovering the falls: “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in Their Flight”. I think it is a great name, it describes this activity perfectly as it is surely one of the finest experiences you can have.
The Ultimate Africa Walking Safari:
The best way to get to know the African bush intimately is on a walking safari. There is honestly no better way to experience Africa than on foot. Your guide will determine your experience – get that wrong and you have almost wasted your time and money but more importantly the opportunity of the most amazing experience you will ever have.
Zambezi sunset cruise:
Sunset Cruise trips along the Zambezi River are magnificent and extremely popular way to experience the river. All the boats, bar the jet boats, navigate a 6 km stretch of river above the Falls themselves, shallow waters and hazardous rocks prevent them from venturing any further. Although you do not see the Falls themselves during a cruise, a cloud of spray, visible from the boats, sits on the horizon, crowning the waterfall. Witnessing the beautiful Victoria Falls as the sun sets is a magical experience! Climb aboard and drift down the Zambezi river while you enjoy the picture postcard panorama of the African continent.
Victoria falls hike:
You may decide to take a guided tour of Victoria Falls to explore and appreciate the sights, sounds and feel on your own. But no matter how you decide to visit “The Smoke That Thunders” very few people are ever really prepared for the incredible beauty, strength and power of the mighty Victoria Falls. The heart-pounding sensation of actually standing on the edge of the precipice above the raging Zambezi waters is something quite unforgettable. Spray from the pounding water rises more than 60 feet into the air before tumbling down to create 24 hours of solid rain…
A Gentle and heart-warming experience with these gentle giants, the elephant encounter allows an intimate and educational experience with the African Elephants. Here, guests have an opportunity to learn about the beginning of this vital conservation program, the guides that have journeyed with the elephants that they have cared for, and the stories of the elephants themselves. The elephant encounter begins with a presentation on the orphanage and how it came to be. Guests will have an opportunity to have a conversation with the very people that care for the elephants each and every day. The guides will give insight into the way the herd interacts, interesting facts about elephants and how they came to be where they are today. Learn about the threats to the African elephant in the region.