Zambia Travel Guide

Located in southern Africa, Zambia is best known for bordering the iconic Victoria Falls. While not the tallest or largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls is by far one of the most impressive.

Beyond Victoria Falls, Zambia is home to many diverse national parks that are popular safari destinations.

Zambia quick facts

  • Population: 17.35 million
  • Language: English (official) and Bantu languages
  • Currency: Zambia Kwacha (ZMW)
  • Capital city: Lusaka
  • Country size: 290,587 square miles
  • High season: June to October

Top 10 things to do in Zambia

  1. Visit the incredible Victoria Falls
  2. Swim in the Devil’s Pool overlooking Victoria Falls
  3. Take a canoe safari down the Zambezi River
  4. Go for a breathtaking microlight flight over Victoria Falls
  5. Bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge
  6. Take a game drive through Zambezi National Park
  7. Go for a game drive along the Luangwa River
  8. Witness the world’s largest mammal migration (of bats!) in Kasanka
  9. Go on a safari in South Luangwa National Park
  10. Go wildlife spotting along the Kafue River

Getting around

In order to visit the national parks and reserves in Zambia, you can either rent your own car or join an organized safari or overland tour.

Victoria Falls shares a border with Zambia and Zimbabwe. To reach the falls on the Zambian side, it’s necessary to travel to Livingstone, Zambia, first. Livingstone can be reached by plane or bus.

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