Zambia is a country that is most famously known for its natural wonder of Victoria Falls, but there are many other spectacular features in this country that are widely unknown.
Here we have described our top 6 hidden gems of Zambia.
This ocean-like lake is the perfect place to visit if you want to get away from the crowds. To travel to the lake takes either a long drive or a flight, meaning it gets few visitors.
This lake is the second deepest lake in the world and boasts a huge variety of tropical fish.
On this lake, you can also take part in a number of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, water sports and fishing. It even has sandy beaches for those who want to take some time to relax.
Nsumbu National Park also boarders the lake, so you may even be lucky enough to view some game!
Home of the Walking Safari
If you are looking for a more authentic safari experience then you should consider one of the many walking safari’s that Zambia has to offer.
Some of the more popular safari locations in Africa can get very busy, with large numbers of jeeps chasing a Lion at any one time. On a walking tour, you do not get the jeep traffic and visitor numbers are much lower.
South Luangwa is one of the best places in Africa for spotting big game on a walking tour.
Wildebeest Migration, Liuwa Plains
Africa’s second largest Wildebeest migration happens in Zambia. Take a visit to Liuwa Plains National Park where you can watch the spectacular site of thousands of these stunning animals migrate across the plains.
You will also be able to see herds of zebra, tsessebe and lechwe in this park.
Boat Ride on the Lower Zambezi River
Take a drift down the blue, wide Zambezi river for an experience that is both relaxing and thrilling at the same time.
As you float down the river you are likely to hear the noises of submerged hippes with their ears popping out the water. You may even see Nile crocodiles chilling on the river’s edge!
The river is part of a beautiful reserve, so it is also likely that you will spot lots of big game using the river too.
The World’s Largest Bat Migration
Every October in Kasanka National Park you can witness the world’s largest migration of giant fruit bats.
Approximately 8million bats will harmlessly swam above your head, creating a wonderful, dance like spectacle. Something you will not be able to see anywhere else in the world.
The People of Zambia Themselves
We can’t talk about the gems of Zambia and not mention the Zambian people.
Almost everyone that you speak to who has travelled to Zambia will tell you about friendly, helpful and sometimes curious Zambians whom they have met on their travels.
Should you ever encounter a problem, there will always be someone, often many, who will come to your aid. Zambian’s also speak excellent English.
We hope that this is enough to convince you to explore the other gems that Zambia has to offer. There are a large number of tour operators that are ready to help you plan your trip to this unique country.
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