Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly two kilometers into a deep gorge over 100 meters below.
Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls.
To fully appreciate the incredible size of the Falls, and the awesome power of the water as it carves into the deep zig zagging gorges for eight kilometers, one must see it from the air. Micro-light and fixed wing flights are available.
The nearby Mosi O Tunya National Park is only 66 square kilometers but provides a home for numerous antelope species, zebra, giraffe and Zambia’s only white rhinos, Since there are no predators, the wildlife is very relaxed and this afford some excellent photo opportunities on walking trails, horse back or elephant trails or game drives.
Many adventure activities make this the fun capital of Africa
World class white water rafting, bunji jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, elephant back safaris, canoeing, kayaking, river surfing and gorge swimming, Walks with lions and cheetah encounters, horse trails, quad biking and sunset cruises on the river.
Wildlife Safaris in Africa’s
finest game parks
Zambia offers classic safaris affording priveledged sightings of nature at its wildest. The top Parks are South Luangwa, North Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue, each with their own unique specialities but all have around 40-60 species of animals and over 500 bird species. Antelope and the big cats, hippos and crocodiles, giraffe and wild dog, elephant and hyaena are regularly seen on game drives, walking trails, canoe safaris or night drives.
There are several smaller parks that lack the concntrations of game and predators but are a birdwatchers dream and scenically beautiful. Lochinvar, Kasanka, Blue Lagoon and Lavushi Manda.
A wide variety of accommodation options are on offer from luxury lodges and exquisite tented camps, to budget chalets, self catring and camping. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars and enjoy the delights of the true African bush right here in Zambia.
Lakes, Rivers and Hot Springs
Zambia has a third of the water resouces of Southern Africa. The Zambezi River begins in Zambia and forms the Southern border incorporating the Barotse Floodplains, the Victoria Falls, the Batoka Gorge where you can river raft 23 world class rafting rapids, bungee jump off the bridge to the river below, kayak and swim. The river then runs into the vast Lake Kariba which offer houseboating holidays, but otherwise known as Zambia’s Reviera with hotels dotted along its shoreline.
The Luangwa River is the lifeblood of the game rich Luangwa Valley and home to thousands of crocodiles, hippos and birdlife.
Lake Tanganyika in the far North offers excellent fishing, scuba diving and game viewing in the Nsumbu National Park.
There are also another 20 beautiful waterfalls cascading down Zambia’s many rivers and waterfall tours are offred by road to these remote and little visited delights off the beaten track.
Kapishya Hot Springs can be found on the Shiwa Ngandu Estate and there is good accommodation to enjoy there rjuvnating and relaxing benefits along with a health spa.