Adventurers Guide to Experiencing Zambia’s Best Attractions

Scenery in Zambia of body of water on a sunset
Often described as one of the most peaceful countries in Africa, Zambia is a truly stunning place to visit. It boasts an array of landscapes and wildlife, steadily making its mark on the travel world as a prime safari destination. In addition to its incredible national parks and scenery, Zambia is fast becoming one of the most acclaimed adventures and extreme sports capitals in Africa. Among the top Zambia attractions is a range of action activities like bungee jumping, river rafting down the mighty Zambezi, and even having close and personal encounters with lions, cheetahs or elephants.

Top Zambia Attractions

It comes as no surprise that Zambia continues to draw more and more thrillseekers from all over the globe every year. If you are an adventurer looking to conquer some of the most exhilarating activities on the planet and explore one of the seven natural wonders of the world, then check out this guide is to experience the best attractions that Zanzibar has to offer:

Get your adrenaline pumping in Livingstone

Zambia’s former capital city is now a well-established adventure mecca. This beautiful region offers so many amazing activities that you can get to tick off numerous items from your adventure bucket list. These include:

Bungee Jumping – Feel the ultimate adrenaline rush as you throw yourself into the air and freefall for about 110 meters from the top of Victoria Falls. If this doesn’t get your heart racing, then nothing will.

White Water rafting Victoria Falls – Fast-becoming one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations in the world, the mighty Zambezi lets you navigate through turbulent rapids large rubber rafts launched from just below the Falls.

Gorge Swing – The Bakota Gorge is about 135m long and 75m above the ground and offers the world’s first commercial high wire. Now strap on a full-body harness and swoop across this wide expanse like a bird in flight.

Swim in the Devil’s Pool – Do you have what it takes to take a dip in nature’s ultimate infinity pool? Set directly on the edge of the famous Victoria Falls, the Devil’s Pool is not for the faint of heart. Take the plunge and poke your head over the edge to get an extraordinary view of the 100m drop.

Up Close and Personal at Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls in Zambia
Victoria Falls is one of Earth’s great spectacles and affords so many unforgettable experiences. The sheer power and force of the falls is something that does not disappoint and has even earned it the name Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates to the ‘smoke that thunders’.

No visit to Livingstone is considered complete without a scheduled stop to bask in the ambiance of this majestic waterfall. There are even tours where you get to climb on the back of an African elephant and see the falls. This is probably why most Zambia safari reviews constantly mention Victoria Falls, even though it is not, strictly speaking, a safari destination.

Getting to Livingstone

Getting to Livingstone is fairly easy, as the Livingstone Airport hosts both domestic and international flights. From there, your tour operator will take over your logistics.

Take a walking safari in South Luangwa National Park

Hippos in Zambia
The Luangwa River nourishes the surrounding protected woodlands and grasslands of the South Luangwa National Park, supporting various wildlife. South Luangwa is Zambia’s flagship national park and hands down the home of the traditional walking safari, a particularly thrilling way to experience the African bush. This safari adventure boasts an authentic, conservation-conscious feel, with excellent low-impact lodges and exceptional guides.

Go on Game Drives in Kafue National Park

An animal running on a swamp in Zambia
Known for its beauty and scenic variety, Kafue is the second largest national park in the world. Here you can enjoy spectacular wildlife watching, especially near the Kafue River. This watering hole attracts hundreds of bird species as well as herbivores and their predators. Explore the park on game drives, guided bushwalks or even riverboat trips.

When to Visit Zambia

You can pretty much visit Zambia at any time of the year. However, there are some activities that are only available at certain months of the year. So before booking your trip, you’ll want to keep an eye out on the current weather conditions to be sure that particular activity or tour is available. For instance, Zambia weather in September is characterized by climbing temperatures as the dry season progresses. Incidentally, this is one of the best times for some game-viewing tours as you’ll get to see more animals concentrating around the limited water sources.

Planning Your Zambia Adventure

An animal crossing the road in a park in Zambia
With a little expert planning, you can easily experience Zambia’s best attractions in a single holiday without sacrificing rest and relaxation. Get in touch with one of our safari experts today to create your Zambia itinerary customized exclusively to suit your time, interests and budget.

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