No journey to southern Africa would be complete without a luxury holiday to Zambia with Elegant Resorts. Here, the Zambezi River drops one-hundred metres into the steeply walled Bakota Gorge, resulting in the country’s most powerful attraction: the Victoria Falls. Local people call it Mosi-Oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’, and on a clear day the veil of spray can be seen up to eighty kilometres away. The town of Livingstone, self-styled adventure capital of Africa, is just ten kilometres away. From white-water rafting and abseiling to bungee jumping and surfing, there’s plenty to get the adrenalin pumping to enjoy a memorably alternative view of Africa. Feel free to call our Travel Consultants who will happily create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your preferences.
Zambia’s key attraction is, of course, its animals. South Luangwa National Park is renowned as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The rich volcanic soil, abundant water, light and warmth, have created an extraordinarily lush and diverse environment. Unlike many parks, the landscape is very varied, from mature mopane forests, to wide-open plains and sparkling salt pans, but what really makes South Luangwa so special is the high concentration of game and low number of visitors. Guests can enjoy a true sense of isolation coupled with the full range of game-viewing possibilities, including walking safaris and night drives, which are not permitted in many of the more heavily visited areas. The Lower Zambezi is Zambia's newest park; still relatively undeveloped, its beauty lies in its absolute wilderness state.
Kafue National Park is the largest in Zambia and the fifth largest in the world. This huge unfenced wilderness is a safe haven for many of Africa’s ‘most wanted’, including the seriously endangered black rhino. In the far north of Kafue lies the Busanga Plains – one of Zambia's most significant wetland resources and one of the few areas in the world that remains untouched by development and human activity.