DEVIL OR ANGEL: Vic Falls’ famous pools

There are many ways to experience Victoria Falls. The most conventional way is to access the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and take the footpath that runs along the opposing side of the gorge (crossing a fun swing-bridge along the way), but for the more adventurous – how about taking a helicopter or …

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Zambia Hosts One of the World’s ‘Top 20 Hotels’

It’s official, Zambia now has a new claim to fame and can proudly boast that – according to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2018 – we host one of the top 20 hotels in the World! The luxurious and romantic hideaway, Tongabezi Lodge has propelled Zambia into the limelight …

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ACCESS GRANTED: The New 2-for-1 KAZA UniVisa

There’s good news for tourists intending to travel to either Zambia and or Zimbabwe as the KAZA UniVisa is back in the system and is already being issued at the entry ports. The Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) is an initiative by Zambia and Zimbabwe aimed at granting tourists’ easy movement between …

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Luangwa’s leopards compete with the best

We have seen images from Savute of leopards leaping into the mud to pull catfish from the sticky channel, and we’ve seen footage of jaguars catching caimans in the backwaters of the South American rainforests. Now South Luangwa’s leopards are vying for their own place in the lime-light… by taking …

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The Ultimate in Safari Relaxation at Tongabezi

Sundowners from a private boat on the Zambezi River? Don’t mind if I do. At Tongabezi Lodge everything is done with comfort, luxury, romance and quite frankly, pure indulgence, in mind. The lodge sits elegantly on the banks of the river, just downstream from its resident natural wonder of the …

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Waiting for Lions…

This week we welcomed our latest and greatest window into the wild world. Enter, LIVE webcams! If you’re a lover of the bush – you’ll most likely know the yearning for the sun on your back, and dust in your nose, the sounds of the bush and smell of fresh …

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Zambia Favourite Among Safari Tourists

As a former author for Lonely Planet guidebooks, I have travelled to many countries in East Africa and Southern Africa. Zambia is a standout country for me and has always rated as one of my favourite destinations. So, when safari tourists rated Zambia as the best safari country, and also …

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Amazing Luangwa Leopard Sighting

Guests of Norman Carr Safaris were treated to a rare sight over the weekend, staying at Kakuli and Mchenja Camps in the heart of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. These are their words below: “We headed out early to see the sun rise over the Luangwa; it was worth the …

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Moonbows light up Victoria Falls

Whoever said “don’t go chasing waterfalls“ has never been to the Victoria Falls. The spectacular cascade is considered the largest stretch of falling water in the world and is among the Seven Natural Wonders in the world. But very few people know to visit during the phenomenon that is known …

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Zambia’s “Yellow Fever-Free” Status Good for Tourism in 2015

Zambia received an early Christmas present when it was declared a yellow fever-free zone by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the run up to the end of year festivities. As we look ahead into 2015 and beyond, this is an important step in Zambia’s tourism growth. The WHO’s acknowledgment …

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Walking With Lions: Con Or Conservation?

I must admit that before my latest visit to Zambia, I didn’t know that much about “lion walks”, lion “cub-petting” and other similar “animal encounter” activities, either in Zambia or here at home in South Africa. But from the little I did know, something didn’t seem right to me. I’ve …

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Tourism Board Asks Home Affairs to Simplify Tourist Visa Process

In a bid to attract more international tourists to Zambia, The Zambia Tourism Board has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to simplify the current visa process. ZTB Managing Director Felix Chaila noted in his appeal that neighbouring countries had already made significant changes to visa fees or scrapped visas …

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On the Road with Zambia Tourism 1: Mosi-oa-Tunya

A couple of weeks ago Zambia Tourism published a news post regarding our “epic” tour through Zambia. Well, after a week in Botswana en route we’ve now set up camp in Livingstone, our first stop in Zambia. We will be posting a number of trip reports and updates with accompanying …

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ZAWA Goes Electronic

THE Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is in the process of automating its revenue collection and licensing system which will soon be rolled out to National Parks countrywide. ZAWA has spent about $300,000 to secure and implement the system aimed at ensuring transparency, efficiency and effective communication. The system will provide …

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