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Top Things to do in Zambia

Plan your Zambia vacation around the top things to do in Zambia.

Zambia is the place to experience pure and wild Africa – from marveling at the magnificent Victoria Falls to enjoying stunning wildlife experiences during safaris in its national parks, there are so many things to do in Zambia! The mighty Zambezi River is one of the biggest attractions in the country – go white-water rafting on the Zambezi to enjoy its thrilling charms.

Popular city destinations include Livingstone, which is steeped in history, as well as the modern busy capital city of Lusaka. 

If you are wondering when is the best time to visit Zambia, how best to plan your African sojourn, and which safari to head out on, our destination experts are waiting to help! Here is a list of the top things to do in Zambia curated by our Enchanting Travels specialists, which should definitely be part of your Zambia travel guide

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1Go for a safari in Kafue National Park

Extensive savanna landscapes, marshes and lush green forests – during your safari in Kafue National Park, you will experience varied landscapes in Zambia’s largest national park!

As well as the big cats, you will meet elephants, buffaloes, wild dogs, antelopes and many different bird species. One of the top things to do in Zambia.

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2Explore the Lower Zambezi National Park

Majestic herd cats, elephant and buffalo herds, waterbucks and antelopes: experience exciting wildlife safaris in the Lower Zambezi National Park where you can get close to the animals.

The park runs along the Zambezi River, so on your safaris, you expect to see herds of elephants and other animals congregating near the Zambezi. 

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3Witness abundant wildlife in Luambe National Park

In Luambe National Park in the secluded Luang Valley, hippos, wildebeests, giraffes, elephants and the rare African wild dogs roam. Leopards and lions can also be seen here.

Rich in biodiversity, the park has 200 mammal species and 400 bird species.

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4Take in stunning views of Victoria Falls

The famous Victoria Falls are certainly one of the most impressive natural wonders in Africa. From the paths along the basalt walls and the Knife Edge Bridge, you have an overwhelming view of the roaring waterfalls.

You can go bungee jumping in the area around the Victoria Falls – while a walking tour is a good way to experience the majesty of the Victoria Falls – watch out for the spray! – you can also get a bird’s eye view as you fly a microlight over the Victoria Falls!

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5Explore South Luangwa National Park and North Luangwa Park

South Luangwa National Park offers an unrivaled density and number of wild animals: pukus (antelopes), impalas, hyenas, jackals, zebras and giant elephant and buffalo herds can be seen here. Lions and leopards also call the park their home.

In North Luangwa Park, animal sightings are less frequent but it offers pure, wild and unspoiled Africa.

Expert tip: Lusaka, the capital city, is a convenient location to fly into and base yourself for a couple of days. Cosmopolitan in nature, Lusaka is rapidly expanding and has several cultural parks, markets, wildlife centers as well a museum you can visit. Another must-visit destination is the charming city of Livingstone. It lies in close proximity to the Zambezi River and serves as the gateway to the magnificent Victoria Falls. When in Livingstone, don’t forget to visit the lovely Livingstone museum. 

Discover all the best things to do in Zambia by booking your vacation with our experts at Enchanting Travels. Contact us for your tailor-made and obligation-free tour itinerary.

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