Vast lakes, sprawling wildernesses, and some fantastic wildlife – it isn’t hard to figure out why Zambia is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Africa. So, if you’re gearing up for a trip full of adventure and excitement, here’s a quick look at what Zambia has to offer.

A Sunset Safari Cruise

One of the best ways to get your Zambian journey started is a slow cruise along the Zambezi, being surrounded by all the sights and sounds the African bush has to offer. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is one of the best places to try this out. Here you will find river snakes along fertile grasslands that are home to majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, and temperamental buffalos. If you’re staying at a Livingstone hotel, say for example the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, be sure to check if they include such tours on their itinerary.

Image Credit: Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

Visiting Kafue National Park

A trip to Zambia would be incomplete without a visit to the country’s largest national park – the Kafue. Found on a massive plateau that is as big as Wales, the park is home to all the signature animals that Africa is famed for – from roving lion prides to wallowing hippos.

Experiencing the Local Culture

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience the local culture here in Zambia, so don’t miss out. Some of the best experiences to be had include visits to Mukuni Royal Village and Kawaza Village. Here you can meet and swap tales with the region’s tribal people.

Camping in the Wild

Camping along the Zambezi, surrounded by the untamed African wilderness on all sides can be a memory that will last you a time. There are plenty of locations to choose from as well, so just pick one, set up your tent and get a fire going.