Overview for Zambia
As yet untouched by commercialism, Zambia has some of the best game viewing and bird viewing experiences in Africa. You will feel like a true adventurer as you discover real ‘plains game’ in a landscape that has been untouched since David Livingstone travelled through. You will find birds and animals so rarely in contact with humans that they are unafraid and will approach you, as only seen in the likes of the Galapagos Islands.
Having its banks on both the Zimbabwe and Zambian side of the Falls, the Zambezi River is internationally acclaimed as the best one-day white water rafting trip in the world. Other activities in the area include canoeing, river cruises, flights over the Falls, bungy jumping, walking with lion cubs and elephant back safaris.
Zimbabwe and Zambia also share other highlights: the Lower Zambezi region is abundant with wildlife on both shorelines and lion and leopard are the main predators. Large herds of elephant, buffalo and hippo are also found as well as a fabulous diversity of birds. With the added bonus of game viewing by boat, walking safaris, night drives, canoeing and game fishing, this region is a must for any safari enthusiast.
Best Time to Travel
The drier and cooler months May – September are generally a good time for game viewing, but during the warmer wetter months of October to March the landscape becomes lush and green, and the bird watching is at its best.
November’s rain turns the region into a nursery, as young of all kinds are born and they thrive off the good grazing. The onset of the rains however does make the remote areas very difficult to explore and many
seasonal camps are closed.