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6 Best and Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Zambia

6 Best and Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Zambia

Zambia’s rivers, lakes and waterfalls create breathtaking landscapes. Explore Lake Tanganyika – the world’s largest lake or take a houseboat trip along its serene shorelines for an unforgettable experience.

Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city, provides a charming blend of modernity and classic Southern African character. Here, visitors can relax at a spa, play golf before boarding a sunset river cruise.

1. Kafue National Park

Location: West of the Upper Zambezi River near Zambia’s border with Angola This remote park provides an enthralling hidden treasure for those willing to brave its rugged terrain and adventure. Boasting an array of Central African wildlife such as predator species that frequent water sources – lions and leopards can frequently be seen, while packs of cheetahs or wild dog packs roam freely on its plains; packs of hyena or spotted hyena are present as well as packs of hyena or spotted Hyena as well as smaller hunting groups of servals or caracals hunting together!

Visits to the park are best between July and October when large herds of animals congregate around water sources left from the rainy season and when Busanga Plains drain from rain-damp in northern section. Visitors will then have an excellent opportunity to witness diverse species such as red lechwe and elephant herds roaming about.

There are several luxury safari camps in Zambia’s Luangwa Province, such as Shiwa Ngandu Manor House and Estate (Kapuchea Province), Luangwa River Lodge Kabalabala in Kabale Province, and Mukuni Village Tourist Centre Muchinga Province. To experience traditional Zambian culture first-hand, join one of their ceremonies – such as Kuomboka in Kabale Province – or explore cultural sites in Lusaka city itself. Additionally, Chinsali boasts stunning mountain views as well as offers attractions like Chinsali Museum and Solwezi Craft Market for visitors.

2. Lake Kariba

Zambia’s beautiful lakes, rivers and lagoons make an idyllic backdrop for safari adventures and beach getaways alike. Be it Lake Tanganyika with its vast expanse, Lake Mweru off-the-beaten-track or Lake Kariba’s serene shorelines – there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

Lake Victoria boasts an abundance of wildlife species. Elephant, hippo and crocodile can often be seen around its edge while fish eagle and cormorant birds soar overhead. Furthermore, there is also a strong population of lions and cheetahs roaming its southern plains, where wildebeest gather each summer in what is the second-largest migration ever witnessed on earth.

Out beyond the shoreline are numerous beautiful islands along the Zimbabwean border that provide idyllic retreats with activities and accommodation options ranging from game drives to walking safaris and boating excursions.

Kasanka National Park is another highlight of the region, known as an African bat capital due to the large numbers of straw-colored fruit bats it draws each night. Additionally, this park provides birders with a paradise full of species hidden among acacia trees’ canopies.

3. Shiwa Ngandu

Shiwa Ng’andu Estate, locally known as “Lake of Royal Crocodiles,” is one of Zambia’s most charming and picturesque sites to visit. At its core sits Shiwa House – an exquisite colonial mansion which appears as though plucked straight out of England 100 years ago! Now owned by Stewart Gore-Browne’s descendants who offer fun tours upon request each morning.

The estate features many other attractions, including a lake and safari camp for game drives through its surrounding reserve where you might spot zebra, sitatunga and blue duiker; as well as boat rides on its lake and opportunities to see aquatic wildlife such as crocodiles in their natural environment.

Liuwa Plain National Park is an excellent antelope-watching spot, boasting herds of up to 30,000 in summer months alone; while its southern plains provide ideal spots for predatory activity. Furthermore, this park is also home to various lion and cheetah prides that frequent its expanse.

Bangweulu lake can be translated to mean, “The Place Where Water Joins the Sky.” Here, water seemingly vanishes at the horizon and becomes one with its surrounding environment – an amazing sight indeed! On its shoreline is Samfya Beach which provides numerous beach activities.

4. Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park is an incredible place to visit; just the environment alone will captivate you. Watching elephants bathing in the river each morning or watching prides of lion laze beneath bushes during afternoon sun is truly captivating. Additionally, safari lodges here feature innovative designs created and run by people passionate about nature; there are activities such as walking safaris and canoeing available as part of this experience.

Lodges located along the Zambezi River allow for relaxing canoe rides. This park is home to an abundance of mammals and birdlife; expect to spot elephants, hippos and buffalo as well as waterbuck, zebras, impalas, kudus as well as carnivores like lions leopards hyenas wild dogs servals and African wildcats among others.

Lusaka is a city of contrasts. Market stalls feature everything from shamanist offerings and used car parts, while minibuses move along its asphalt streets. But there is much more than meets the eye in this vibrant metropolis: Cathedral of Holy Cross is worth seeing for its striking exterior design, while National Museum houses numerous informative exhibits.

5. Bangweulu Wetland

Bangweulu Wetland in northeast Zambia is an unspoiled wilderness filled with river deltas, savannahs and forests – home of the rare shoebill bird – as well as untamed landscapes of river deltas, savannahs and forests. Unlike many destinations across Africa, this region remains relatively untouched; instead managed by local communities who take pride in conservation initiatives and tourism initiatives that help support community-based tourism initiatives. Stay at Shiwa Ngandu; an authentic colonial mansion beamed directly from England countryside is highly recommended; visit nearby villages while learning sustainable livelihood programs or go out into the bush on safari tours to spot herds of antelope and elephant!

Lower Zambezi National Park, set along Zambia’s riverbanks, is another stunning Zambian destination. Here nature lovers will discover vast floodplains dotted with acacia trees, palms, and rosewoods; as well as an abundance of wildlife like buffaloes, zebras, giraffes and predators such as lions and cheetahs.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is an epic waterfall that pours millions of litres of water down into a deep gorge, producing rainbow-hued spray. On the Zambian side, however, Victoria Falls remains more subdued and uncrowded during peak flooding season between February and May.

Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city, offers visitors many attractions to experience – ranging from termite-ravaged Mukuyu Slave Tree and Lilayi Elephant Nursery to restaurants and bars that boast world-renowned culinary scenes.

6. Lusaka

Lusaka is Zambia’s capital city and a bustling metropolis full of entrepreneurs and achievers. Its markets – such as Soweto Market with its mix of shamanist and used car part stalls – buzz with activity as locals negotiate the goods while minibuses pass up and down its tarmacked streets. Lusaka also features high-rise construction projects as well as the Zambia National Museum to further enrich this exciting metropolis.

South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is widely renowned as its premier wildlife reserve, with world-class walking safaris that draw in crowds every year. Here you can see lions, elephants, giraffes and herds of antelope. However, leopard sightings on safari here have increased significantly – these rare beasts have even been observed at unheard-of rates recently!

Bangweulu Wetland, one of Africa’s richest wetlands and an unparalleled birding location, should also not be missed. Bird watchers flock here in search of an elusive shoebill; an aquatic dweller known for its outlandishly long bill that looks similar to that of an anvil; floating through its waters on a mokoro (wooden dugout canoe) is an unforgettable experience when in search of this prehistoric-looking creature!

While the main Zambezi Falls lie within Zimbabwe, their 25 metre counterpart Ngonye Falls just across the border in Zambia are equally breathtaking during peak flood season when their rainbow-lit spray can soar 200 meters into the air. To get an excellent view, travel along Knife-Edge Bridge for unparalleled access right up close with this thundering waterfall.

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