Zambia lies on the other side of the mighty Zambezi River from Zimbabwe, and plays host to many of the wildlife and adventure activities taking place on this magnificent river. The Zambezi teems with crocodiles and hippos, so any journey made on the water is certain to encounter them.

A highlight of a trip to Zambia is the romantic sundowner cruise above Victoria Falls on the multi-stored African Queen, viewing crocs and hippos wallowing in pools and lying on the banks. If you are only mildly fit, but wildly adventurous, don't miss a managed canoe trail on the Zambezi through the Lower Zambezi National Park - a marvellous way to view bird and animal life at a more sedated place - up close and personal.

This beautiful Park is a water wilderness on the edge of the Zambezi River, and game viewing options include a thrilling and informative guided walk, or a game drive in an open safari vehicle. This is Africa, wild and untouched, the destination of choice for those who enjoy less frequented, more remote wilderness areas for game and bird sightings. In the game-rich reserve of Kafue, visitors are almost certain too see lion and buffalo from open 4x4s. If you prefer the bush on foot, it's a truly wonderful way to discover the smaller inhabitants.



Health — Yellow Fever certificate is required in South Africa when returning from Zambia.



Dry season — May to August

Hot season — September to November

Wet season — December to April