The land of the mighty Zambezi
North of the river from the famed Mana Pools is Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. This 4000 square kilometre walking wonderland is famous for its lush riverine terrain, beautiful elephant sightings and incredible water activities. It’s open all year round and is untouched Africa in its purest form. Sausage Tree Camp has one of the finest settings in Africa, overlooking the mighty Zambezi in all its glory.
Kafue is Zambia’s largest wilderness, spanning a tremendous 2.2 million hectares this wilderness eden relies on 3 rivers for its life source – The Lunga, Lufupa and Kafue. Rich with geological diversity Kafue terrain goes from the Busanga Swamps, a papyrus wetland, that leads to the vast floodplain of the Busanga Plains. Its remoteness (although easily reached) mean you have access to incredible wildlife, spectacular scenery and some of the finest, most ecologically sustainable lodges in Africa.
“The Smoke that Thunders”, The Victoria Falls, is a wonder of nature, stretching almost 2 kilometres across, this makes this water curtain the widest on the planet. As the mighty Zambezi disappears off nature’s infinity pool and plummets into the boiling pools below, the force of the water can be heard and seen from kilometres away. The Victoria Falls is surrounded by the Zambezi National Park, home to the Big 5. Viewing the Falls by helicopter or by microlight is a brilliant way to take in one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. If you are a thrill seeker you can get your adrenaline fix by going bungy jumping off The Victoria Falls bridge which connects Zambia and Zimbabwe. There are a wealth of activities available when visiting the Falls, it’s an iconic African landmark, rich with history and excitement.
Luangwa River is the most intact river system in Africa and is the lifeblood of the park’s 9 050 000 hectares. Luangwa is an epic wilderness with incredible diversity and numbers- all sustained by the river. It is home to the original walking safari where you can view large herds of elephant and buffalo. Lodges like Chinzombo offer authentic bush experiences and pay attention to every detail in beautiful wilderness settings.