Not generally considered to be synonymous with the safari, landlocked Zambia hides some of Africa's most magnificent vistas and is widely considered to offer visitors 'the' authentic safari experience, by those in the know, i.e it offers safaris for visitors who are less concerned with 5 star creature comforts and who want to embrace the landscape and all it has to offer. Journeys to Zambia's national parks are usually done by aircraft as the distances are vast but flying does give a unique perspective on the varied and verdant countryside below.
A wide expanse of plateau broken by scattered mountains and valleys, Zambia is drained by the Zambezi river in the west and south. Of Zambia's 17 waterfalls the magnificent Victoria Falls are without doubt the most famous and form part of the border with Zimbabwe. The falls are known locally and very descriptively as the 'smoke that thunders' and are claimed to be the widest in the world. The equally famous man made Lake Kariba has a fertile lake bed and is home to Nile crocodiles, hippopotamus and Tigerfish and the occasional herd of elephants.
Safaris in Zambia are frequently done by foot earning it the nickname as 'home of the walking safari'. Walking safaris bring a more exciting dimension to any encounter with wildlife whilst the expert guides ensure that safety is never put at unnecessary risk. Whether your walking through South Luangwa River Park or river rafting down the mighty Zambezi River in Lower Zambezi National Park - Zambia will show you a landscape teeming with birds and animals.
With an incredibly low population to land ratio, hidden Zambia feels far removed from other safari destinations.