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Zambia: where the wild heart of Africa beats

Discover beautiful, incredibly animal-rich national parks, enjoy the magnificent view of the Victoria Falls, navigate the mighty Zambezi River and experience how friendly the people in Zambia are! Zambia is still one of the most original countries in Africa, pure wilderness and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes await you! Almost a third of the country is under nature protection – let’s go!

This is why Zambia will inspire you:

Zambia is like one great natural wonder. Savannah, bushland, unforgettable safari experiences, plus the breathtaking Victoria Falls and the great Zambezi River – simply absolutely unique. Nevertheless, Zambia has so far been spared from the large tourist rush, which is why you can experience almost untouched wilderness, exclusive and exciting safaris and much more there. In addition, you can not only go on safari there in an off-road vehicle, but often also by boat.

Where is Zambia and what are the special features?

Zambia lies in the heart of Africa, between Tanzania, Botswana, DR Congo and Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola and Namibia. The country is about twice the size of Germany. It is named after the Zambezi River. The landscape is very varied: plateaus, deep valleys, tropical forests and savannas. In addition, Zambia is very rich in water, with rivers, lakes and waterfalls. The Victoria Falls are the best known, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When is the best time to go: What is the weather like in Zambia?

The climate in Zambia is tropical. May to September is the dry season in Zambia. Temperatures are slightly cooler and can drop to 4°C at night. If you want to go on safari, the best time to go to Zambia is September and October, even though it is very hot and dry then. On the other hand, if you want to see Victoria Falls in all its glory, then you should travel to Zambia at the end of the rainy season, which runs from December to April. However, especially from December to February, there can also be heavy rainfall, and it is hot and muggy. The temperatures are between 27 and 38 degrees. The country turns into a green paradise.

Who lives there in Zambia?

Originally the San and later the Bantu settled in Zambia. South Africans conquered the country in the 19th century, followed later by the British. From 1890 it therefore belonged to the British colony of Rhodesia. The country became independent again as Northern Rhodesia in 1964. The Republic is now called Zambia and around 14.5 million people live here, belonging to around 70 different Bantu peoples. The official language is English.

Travel Tips and Attractions: The Highlights of Zambia

  1. Rainbows over Victoria Falls / Victoria Falls

The best place to start exploring the famous Victoria Falls is Livingstone. A short detour to the Livingstone Museum is also worthwhile here. Then it’s off to a good start – don’t forget sturdy shoes! Thundering smoke, radiantly beautiful rainbows, fine spray mist and unique photo motifs await you! The Victoria Falls are one of the seven natural turns of the earth and plunge around 108 meters deep into the gorge. A natural pool of water has formed at the edge of the water, the “Devil’s Pool”. swimsuit with you? Then let’s have fun!

  1. Tanganyika Lake

This huge lake borders with Tanzania, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia. The second deepest lake in the world is incredibly biodiverse, with over 300 species of fish! It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Zambia.

  1. Nyika National Park

The name actually means “uninhabited land”, but you’ll quickly find that there are a lot of animals living here. The park stretches from Zambia to Malawi and is home to leopards, monkeys, jackals, zebras, many species of antelope and many other animals.

  1. South Luangwa National Park

Don’t forget your camera: The Luangwa River meanders through the middle of the national park and ensures a very special biodiversity, many even say it is the most beautiful and most diverse park in all of Africa! Lions, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, crocodiles, zebras, waterbucks, leopards, wild dogs, hyenas, gnus, hippos and many other animals live here and provide excellent motifs for your photo album. Incidentally, you can also go on safari with experienced rangers here!

  1. Zambezi River

The fourth largest river in Africa has its source in the highlands of Zambia. Locals call it the “thundering river” because of the many waterfalls along its path. The Victoria Falls are the most famous of them. Here, the Zambezi falls almost 2,000 meters in length – the widest waterfall in the world. On the calmer parts of the river you can make beautiful canoe trips and explore Zambia from the water.

  1. Kafue National Park

The park is the largest and oldest national park in the country. The seemingly endless expanse will take your breath away. A particularly large number of rare bird species and the only cheetahs in Zambia, various antelope species and hippos live here.

  1. Bangweulu Wetlands

The Bangweulus swamps are in northern Zambia. The beautiful floodplain landscape is best explored from the water. An incredible number of bird and animal species live here, even more than in the Okavango Delta. Shoebills, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, antelopes and many other animals live here.

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