Zambia is a landlocked country, surrounded on all sides by no fewer than 8 countries (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Namibia and Botswana to be precise). Under colonial rule, it was called Northern Rhodesia. These days, studded with gems like South & North Luangwa National Park, Liuwa Plain NP, Kafue, Lower Zambezi NP and Victoria Falls, many old safari hands call it Africa’s Last Eden.
Sangeeta’s Note: I first seriously considered Zambia a “must see” wildlife destination when I read a book called “Eye of the Elephant” by Mark & Delia Owens, authors of the even more famous book “Cry of the Kalahari.” Since then, I have read many books and seen many movies about the wild places and the people of Zambia. Each exploration has revealed a new depth to this fascinating country.
In addition to regular vehicle-based game viewing, Zambia is the home of the “walking safari.” It was in Zambia where the famous conservationist Norman Carr started this practice, and I can tell you from personal experience that few things on safari are as exciting as tracking wildlife on foot. Zambia is also the home of night drives, a practice that allows visitors to track elusive nocturnal animals. These innovations reveal just how much of an appreciation for wildlife and exploration defines Zambia’s potential to leave its visitors awestruck. If you select this land of possibility and abundance for your next trip, we can assure you—you will not regret it. Happy travelling!