THINGS TO DO IN ZAMBIA
Zambia is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, a trend mirrored by the ever-increasing numbers of tourists flocking to this rich and diverse Southern African nation. Long celebrated for its peaceful history, rich and fertile land and the incredible natural wonders of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, it is perhaps the sheer wealth of activities now available to tourists that has seen Zambia rise up the tourist rankings in recent years.
Zambia in fact has a fairly long heritage and well-established reputation as one of Africa’s top safari destinations, and with such lush and sparsely-populated rural landscapes and so many different parks and safari activities to enjoy, it’s not hard to see why.
On top of this, Livingstone has come to be known as one of Africa’s action activities and extreme sports capitals, rivalling Jinja in Uganda and Swakopmund in Namibia. Zambia is also one of the safest countries in Africa making it easy to get out there and experience the country in all its glory, whilst the government has worked hard to make sure that none of the allure of the wild is lost along the way. And if all that activity gets a little too much, there are many leisurely options too.
Zambia offers a range of action activities, from more pedestrian excursions such as guided lion walks to the more adventurous options including white water rafting down the raging rapids of the incredible Zambezi or bungee jumping over the majestic Victoria Falls.
When it is time to kick back and enjoy time off, Zambia doesn’t disappoint. Unwind in a luxurious spa, go for a round of 18, explore a local village or go on a sunset river cruise. While many people think that Zambia is a destination only for the adrenaline- junkie, there is a lot to do that will help you relax and de-stress during your time in this magnificent destination.
Zambia is home to numerous fantastic national parks and a wide spectrum of Africa’s most interesting flora and fauna. And there are any number of ways to enjoy this wilder side of the country and entice both safari first timers and old hands.
For those of you who have seen enough wildlife or had their fair share of adrenaline rushes, and prefer to take things easy, Zambia has plenty of quiet and peaceful places to enjoy a spot of fishing or a relaxing cruise on a private houseboat.