Major Tourist Attractions: Victoria Falls, Victorial Falls Bridge, Livingstone Museum, Copperbelt Museum
For everyone who visits Zambia beyond Livingstone, they’ll tell you Zambia is the real Africa. Rural towns, spectacular landscapes and plentiful wildlife make this destination one that takes tourist away from Disneyland-style safari parks to a quiet countryside that feels unspoilt.
With English as its official language, those who enter often find themselves travelling overland to or from one of the eight countries that border landlocked Zambia. Although once a part of the British Colonial territory of Rhodesia, Zambians have retained much of their culture in the 72 ethnic groups found here. Markets and villages are always bustling with smiling Zambians, their curiosity and friendly natures hard to resist.
Roughly the size of Texas, independent travel isn’t the easiest but it is possible. Visitors enjoy the simple lifestyles of villages and towns, the sprawling beauty of the national parks and notice that it is never difficult to find a stunning African sunset.
Whether staying in a five star luxury hotels that back onto Victoria Falls, a simple houseboat floating on top of Lake Kariba, or a humble guesthouse deep the jungle, it is easy to find a place to steal your heart away.
Here is a list of adventures of a lifetime, and where to go in Zambia:
- Hear the thunder of Victoria Falls before walking the gorge cloaked in mist
- Float atop of Lake Kariba in search of wild elephants, lions and more
- Kayak or raft the wild rapids of the Zambezi River
- Scream for your life as you jump off the Gorge Swing in Livingstone
- Take a sunset boat cruise in search of hippos
- Fish for tigerfish and vundu in the mighty Zambezi River
- Bird watch for barbets
- Search for animals in one of the many parks including South Luangwa, Liuwa Plain, and Kafue National Park
- Watch the water drop over 221m at Kalambo waterfalls
- Find laid back and simple city life in colonial Kasama
- Get lost in the backpacker mecca of Livingstone
- Explore the expansive wetlands in Bangweulu while searching for the black lechwes antelope
- Have a braai, or African BBQ at a guesthouse or local estate
Address: Embassy of the United States,
Public Affairs Section,
Eastern end of Kabulonga Road, Ibex Hill,
P.O. Box 31617,
Phone: 260 (0) 211-357-000