How to Get Off the Beaten-Path in Africa’s Adventure Capital

How to Get Off the Beaten-Path in Africa’s Adventure Capital

Zambia is a lesser-known part of Africa that doesn’t get as many crowds as other destinations on this continent, but is just as remarkable (perhaps even more so).

In fact, the more authentic wildlife experiences with lower visitor numbers are a reason to make this destination your top priority. The big game viewing is consistently excellent, the local guides are some of the best in Africa and the wild and unspoiled parks offer night drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris and much more.

Although Zambia is the adventure capital of Africa, it is quite accessible for travelers of all ages and abilities – even for older travelers. There are several luxurious tours and safari camps where you can get a taste of adventure without having to endure uncomfortable or extreme conditions. The camps are well outfitted and professional guides will offer you excellent service and take you to the best wildlife viewing opportunities.

Take a canoe safari along the lower Zambezi and paddle past crocodiles, spot blue wildebeest and hippos in Kafue National Park and track game on a wildlife safari – Zambia is an adventurous nature lover’s dream come true.

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Things to Do in Zambia

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is a must-see while you are in Zambia. The rushing Zambezi River is a mile wide and it crashes into a huge gorge, making a sound as loud as thunder. As you marvel at the falls, you can feel the spray of the rushing water on your face. In the Kololo Language, the name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya – “The Smoke That Thunders.”

Walking safaris are the most popular way to get up close and personal with wildlife in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. The experienced conservationists know exactly how to track a pride of lions through the wilderness – following the subtle clues they leave behind. You’ll learn how to identify animal tracks, find edible plants and understand how this unique ecosystem fits together.

This park has one of the richest wildlife habitats in Africa and is home to several intimate and remote bush camps. If you keep your eyes peeled, there is a good chance that you will spot elephants, antelopes, leopards and many other beautiful creatures. You can also combine your walking safaris with game drives to make the most of your time and increase your chances of seeing wildlife.

The great wide Zambezi River is a popular location for canoe safaris, especially within Lower Zambezi National Park. You’ll slowly paddle down the river, floating past the flickering ears of submerged hippos and the bumpy snouts of crocodiles. The guides are incredibly knowledgeable and when you are on the canoe you will be able to get much closer to creatures such as elephants and buffalos as you float quietly by.

Zambia is also a great place to spot some truly unusual rare species. For example, in November and December in Kasanka National Park millions of fruit bats swarm across the skies. In the Bangweulu Wetlands you will see thousands of black lechwe antelopes. Also, in Kafue National Park and Liuwa Plain National Park you will have a chance to see wild dogs – an endangered and elusive carnivore.

The city of Livingstone is a great base for adventurers exploring Zambia and from here you can take a number of excursions including whitewater rafting and bungy jumping. Also, be sure to check out the local market where you can find that perfect item to bring home with you. After a big day of unforgettable experiences, the best way to wind down is with a drink in your hand on the patio at the Royal Livingstone Hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River.

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