Formerly known as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia is a landlocked country the size of Texas and is one of the more highly urbanized countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Zambia borders Malawi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Namibia, and Botswana.
Tourism is a valued contributor to the economy, and Zambia is a wonderful destination to visit some of the most beautiful vistas and magnificent wildlife. With about thirty-two percent of the country assigned to the preservation of wildlife, Zambia offers excellent game viewing.
A well-known feature of Zambia is the Zambezi River, which forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe before flowing into the bordering country of Mozambique. From the Zambezi comes the world famous Victoria Falls — one of the wonders of the world. Whether from the Zambian side or the Zimbabwean side, the adventurous spirit can participate in bungee jumping, white water rafting, and flying high on a heli-flip, fixed wing aircraft, or micro light. For visitors who prefer to stay grounded, the area around Victoria Falls offers an opportunity to spend the morning or afternoon on an elephant safari, taking a walk with the lions, enjoying a cultural interaction at a local village or school, and more.
While there are nineteen national parks in Zambia, not all are open to visitors. The four major national parks for wildlife viewing are South Luangwa National Park, North Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, and Kafue National Park. Visitors to Zambia can experience some of the best walking safaris and fishing opportunities. Zambia offers something for everyone, whether a camping experience, a luxury safari, a mobile walking safari, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, or night game drives.
Zambia predominantly sits on a high plateau with altitudes ranging from three thousand to five thousand feet, giving it a sub-tropical climate. April to August can be cool and dry, while temperatures heat up in September and October. November to March is warm and wet. The most popular time to go for the U.S. market is July through October.