Attractions

Zambia introduces foreigners to some of the best natural attractions and adventurous activities that Africa has to offer. Tourism is concentrated around a few major attractions in the country. Lake Kariba draws many visitors and is a hub for fishing, boating, wildlife safaris and watersports, and Livingstone is the gateway to the wonders of Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River. Zambia also has some excellent wildlife reserves.

The country's lack of infrastructure can be problematic for travellers, as the poor roads make accessing certain areas difficult. Livingstone and the capital city, Lusaka, are both fairly well developed, though. Lusaka is not a popular tourist destination in itself but many travellers pass through the sprawling city and it is quite an experience. The markets and nightlife can be exciting and fun, and there are a number of small museums to visit.

Zambia is accessible to both budget travellers and those in search of luxury. Livingstone in particular boasts both great backpacker hostels and incredible luxury hotels.


Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is one of the largest nature reserves in Africa, spanning a diverse 8,650 square miles (22,400 sq km), which makes it roughly the size of Wales. Vast swathes of Kafue have yet to be explored and developed, making it a...  see full details



Livingstone

Livingstone

Livingstone is a historic colonial city on the southern border of Zambia. Also known as Maramba, the town was incorporated as part of Northern Rhodesia under Cecil John Rhodes, and gained prominence in the 19th century as a trading hub for passage across...  see full details



Lake Kariba

Kariba

Lake Kariba is the largest artificial lake in the world, and a very popular tourist destination in Zambia (and Zimbabwe). A number of game and safari parks ring the lake on both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides, and tour operators offer a number...  see full details



Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

The majestic Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), are located on the Zambezi River, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Explorer David Livingstone named the falls for Queen Victoria when he first saw them in 1855. One of the seven natural...  see full details