Tips for Your Upcoming Zambian Adventure – A Land of Waterfalls, National Parks and Unique Wildlife

Venture into a country of diverse wildlife and natural beauties that guarantee an action-packed vacation for travellers. Enriched by large pools of water and vast areas of land, Zambia is one of South Africa’s awe-inspiring tour locations. 

Game Drives

Fancy a game drive to spot the African buffalo? Thrilling rides at the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park are one of the top things to do in Zambia, which is easily reachable in a 27-minute drive from Avani Victoria Falls Resort. Explorers will be able to spot a wide array of wildlife species from birds to feared predators. Among them are the Angolan giraffe, warthog, impala, Burchell’s zebra and sable. 

Walking Expeditions

Take strolls down Zambian National Parks to enrich your stay in the country. This South African exploration may seem like quite the challenge at first glance, but with the guidance of armed guards and professional guides, it will seem like a walk in the park, only much better and exciting. The guided walks will open the doorway for travellers to discover fauna and flora that haven’t been spotted before in their lives. 

Fabio Achilli from Milano, Italy, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia (48598577681), CC BY 2.0

A Dinner Cruise Down Zambezi River

Connect with Zambian nature as you cruise down the Zambezi River by Victoria Falls. The river cruises create space for travellers to get up close and personal with the surroundings of the river and the astonishing offerings of Zambian nature. The Zambezi-style dinner at the dinner cruise is a bonus to your experience. 

Victoria Falls

The jaw-dropping view of Victoria Falls is guaranteed to linger in your memories for years to come. Back in the 1800s, the tribal people, Kololo described the cascade of waters as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which translates into ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, owing to the grandeur standing of the waterfall as the greatest curtain of falling in the world.

Victoria Falls Devils Pool and Livingstone Island

Located adjacent to hotels in Livingstone Zambia offered by popular chains such as Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Livingstone Island is a perfect place for a day out; however, only a maximum of 24 people are allowed on the island at a time.

Victoria Falls

A waterfall that is formed by the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is hailed as one of the largest waterfalls in the world due to its humongous width. It provides a flourishing habitat to its many species of animals and plants.

Image Credit: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Livingstone Island

If you’re planning on a tour to this scenic island, you should know that they are seasonal and the island can only be reached when the Zambezi River’s water level is low enough to provide safe access to the island. The best time to visit this island would be from late June to early March.

Story behind Name

David Livingstone first revealed the whereabouts of this island in November 1855; hence the name of the island. It is said that he lowered a length of cotton cloth with a bullet attached to it in order to measure the depth of the pool.

Devils Pool

As the name suggests, the water level has to be pretty low for someone to even consider swimming at the Devils Pool.

River & Wildlife Experiences in Zambia: The Adventure of a Lifetime in South Luangwe

Africa is a land that is synonymous with adventure and wild-life, and there is no better way to experience the glory of an African wilderness quite like a safari, and there is no safari quite like a Zambian safari in South Luangwa. The Luangwa region is iconic for its spectacular scenery and wild-life amidst an unforgiving and rugged wilderness. Despite this, the safaris in Luangwa are renowned for providing a comfortable voyage into some of the harshest yet most beautiful terrains of Africa.

You can enjoy your stay in Luangwa in a variety of ways, one is by spending it at one of the area’s many lodges in the heart of the wilderness, if you wish to venture even deeper, the accompanying professionals will set up a camp for you to intimately experience the African wilderness. If the first two options are a tad too extreme for you, there you can go for a luxury hotel such as the Victoria Falls Hotel Zambia by the renowned Anantara Hotels, Resorts Spas where you can comfortably enjoy the river and wild-life experiences in Zambia amidst five-star luxury.

The safari providers in the area have decades worth of experience as well as recognition and will uncompromisingly provide you the best, and safest, experience you can hope for. The South Luangwa National Park encompasses almost ten thousand square kilometers and plays refuge to over four hundred species of birds and more than sixty different species of mammals. Leopards, Elephants and Crocodiles in particular are known to gather in large numbers in South Luangwa Park. The dry season from April to October is the best time for a visit, since the rivers dry up and the animals wander towards the lagoons where water is plentiful.

So if you seek a safari adventure like no other, head on to South Luangwa for a voyage you will surely cherish for a lifetime.

Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.