Zambia is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoiled countries on the entire African continent. Aside from the majestic Victoria Falls, Zambia has more natural water resources than any other southern African country, including a myriad of other falls dotted across the country, not to mention the famous Zambezi River. The many National Parks offer great opportunities for observing Africaa€™s plains game and their attendant predators, whilst bustling urban areas offer a taste of eclectic Zambian culture.

National Parks in Zambia

AboutA 30 % of Zambiaa€™s 752,614 square kilometers is reserved for wildlife. There are 20 national parks and 34 game management areas in the country. A South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi rank among the finest game parks in the world.

Luambe, and Lukusuzi Liuwa Plain, West Lunga, Sioma Ngwezi, and Nyika Plateau have substantial wildlife but are still undeveloped. Mosi-oa-Tunya, near Victoria Falls, is regarded as a Zoological park as it has a well managed population of antelope, elephants, giraffe and rhino, but does not have any predators.

Zambiaa€™s Spectacular Waterfalls

Zambia is one of the most water-rich countries in Africa and her many rivers cascade into fabulous displays of falling water as they wind over the undulating landscape. The most spectacular is of course the not-to-be-missed Victoria Falls, but there are 17 other beautiful falls dotted around the country. Waterfall Tours are becoming a popular trip providing access to these out of the way delights as well as opportunities to see rural village life in Zambia.

Vast Lakes in Zambia

Despite being landlocked, there can be few places in the world as blessed as Zambia when it comes to water resources. And the nationa€™s vast and beautiful lakes are as breathtaking as the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. Lake Tanganyika is the longest lake in the world, while Lake Kariba is Africaa€™s largest man made dam and rapidly becoming Zambiaa€™s very own French Riviera. For the more intrepid traveller, the tropical and wild Lake Mweru offers a fascinating glimpse of village lif that lines the shores of this vast lake in th far north overall, they are well worth a visit.

Rivers in Zambia

Blessed with 3 major rivers, several substantial tributaries, and many smaller rivers, as well as vast natural lakes and the enormous Kariba dam, Zambia is one of the most water rich countries in Africa. The source of the Zambezi is in northwest Zambia and runs through the Barotse Floodplains until it forms the border with Zimbabwe. After providing power from Kariba Dam, it is joined by the Kafue River and later the Luangwa before heading out to the Indian Ocean. The Kafue and Luangwa Rivers are the life blood of the Kafue and Luangwa National Parks, teeming with hippos, crocodiles, waterbirds and plains game coming to drink. Many other rivers traverse the country with an abundance of delightful waterfalls.