If you’re looking to enjoy a distinctly African vacation, Zambia is one of the best options available to you. From beautiful landscapes to some of the best wildlife sightings in the continent, here’s a look at some of the best tourist destinations the country has to offer.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is perhaps Zambia’s most popular attraction with many tourists visiting the country specifically to see this magnificent waterfall up-close. The popularity of the falls means that you won’t have a tough time finding a feature-rich Livingstone hotel to stay either – establishments like the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara can be found just a few minutes away.

Diego Delso, Cataratas Victoria, Zambia-Zimbabue, 2018-07-27, DD 06CC BY-SA 4.0

South Luangwa National Park

Arguably Zambia’s most famous national park, The South Luangwa is everything you’d imagine an African wilderness to be. Here fertile valleys are nourished by the Luangwa River and they in turn provide refuge for an amazing array of wildlife.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Found along the lower section of the Zambezi River, this national park is the go-to destination if you want to see the big game that Africa is famous for. Near the river’s edge, you’ll be able to spot Nile crocodiles and temperamental hippos. Out in the bush, you might even be lucky enough to spot a pride of lions stalking their preferred prey – the Cape buffalo.

Lake Kariba

If you want to take in the serene beauty that Zambia’s natural landscapes have to offer, consider a trip to Lake Kariba. Created via the construction of the Kariba Dam, this body of water provides the perfect backdrop for a charming afternoon of birdwatching.