Zambia is a big country as large as France, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary combined, covering some 750,000squre kilometers and lying in the tropical belt on South Central Africa, 10 to 18 degrees south of the equator.
Being on a high plateau, averaging 1,300m above sea level, the climate is very temperate with little humidity,. The country is landlocked, but has many, lakes and rivers with beaches and water sports to be enjoyed in uncrowned and unclustered surroundings.
Indeed the unspoiled nature of Zambia is perhaps its greatest tourist asset. Rich in scenery and wildlife, Zambia today has become the tourist heart of a great continent which h offers something that is becoming progressively rare in this shrinking world, the chance to escape from holiday masses and sour something of an environment that has remained unchanged since the very beginning of time.
Although within tropical latitude, the genera l height of the plateau gives Zambia a moderate climate which h has earned Zambia the appropriate nickname, the “air conditioned state.”
There are three distinct seasons cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to November, and war m and wet from December to April. Only in the valleys of the Zambezi and Luangwa Rivers is there excessive heat particularly in the hottest month of October, and it is only during the wet season that there is any noticeable degree of humidity.
Zambia’s diverse & complimentary
Zambia has 19 national parks and protected areas with the core wildlife concentration areas being Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, North Luangwa, Kafue. Each of these offer unique and non –duplicating experiences. The Lower Zambezi, which opens to the Zambezi water levels from the Kariba Dam, offers river specialty activities among other Land activities. The Luangwa Valley & its Luangwa River lifeline, offers wildlife and birdlife an ecological pilgrimage all long its path. The Kafue National park opens to the Busanga grasslands allowing the opportunity to traverse the plains spotting wildlife in one of Africa’s pristine, remote & untouched area.
For the traveler who wants to en joy the Rea l Africa untouched and at its greatest , Zambia offers walking safaris unmatched anywhere else in the world. Zambia National Parks contain the largest variety of animals with viewing and photo opportunities, up close, as nature intended the animals to be viewed. Absolute Zambia Safaris which is based in Zambia is happy to tailor make all safaris arrangements based on your budget and interest!
Game viewing – Africa’s famous walking safaris
Zambia‘s greatest asset in their game reserves is water. Each large reserve has a river or Lake to provide water during the dry season from May to November. With the Leccmpee River, Luangwa River, the Kafue River, the Zambezi River and Lake Tanganyika, furnishing water in the dry season. You can always count on a congregation of wild animals and bird life coming to the waterholes for a drink. One of the delights life on safaris is the food. Carefully planned, it is both hearty and very tasty.
Zambia is the only country in Africa that can guarantee and claim to pioneer the ability to see wildlife, bird life & ecology on foot, and deliver on a se national experience, all with the safety and leadership of Africa’s best trained guides. Consider carry, who is the father of walking safaris in Zambia and Africa, created and set professional standards in walking safaris and camp experience.
The people, Zambia’s cultural and tribal communities
Zambia has 74 tribal communities and the common denominator of all tribes and inter – related cultures, you will notice one powerful fact: that Zambians are of the one friendliest people you have ever met. The cordiality is very appealing and pleasant, especially when trying to engage and participate in the various ceremonies around the country. Tribal communities are eager to explain and display the culture diversity that Zambia so proudly offers. Engage in Lozi Tribe’s Kuomboka Ceremony or Volunteer at Kawaza Cultural Village in South Luangwa the cultural safaris experiences a are diverse and infinite.
The one sight that very visitors to Africa MUST see is the famous Victoria Falls, one of the seven great nature wonders of the world. Located on the Zambezi River in Zambia, Victoria Falls is over a mile wide, dwarfing Naigara Falls by comparison flood season, over 3 million gallons per second pour over the falls to the bottom of the chasm, almost 400 feet below! The falls can be viewed from Knife Edge Footbridge, which spans a narrow ridge of rock between an island facing the falls and the mainland. The bridge allows you to get so close to the falls, you should carry a rain coat or umbrella with you. The spray of water allows you to FEEL this awesome display of nature!
Magic of the Luangwa valley
The Luangwa River attracts wildlife and has played host to families w ho settled in the area to promote the conservation of this very special part of Africa – Luangwa Valley (Garden Of Eden).The Luangwa family pooling together has enabled the experiences of the wildlife and ecology to be explained to the world. The magic of the Luangwa includes the great many concentrations of Leopards in the area, the rutting and calving of the impala, the closing and rebirth of the ecosystem, the ebb and flow of the b water level that saturate the land and sustain it along with the history and existence of the families that have been hard at work for 75 years to keep it all together.
Animal and bird life
One of the greatest concentrations of game in Africa is packed into magnificent country of Zambia. Elephants are everywhere; it is impossible not to see them. The river lagoons are full of hippopotamus. The black rhinoceros, though secretive, is readily seen. And so are the giraffe, and herds of buffalo, zebra, and numerous varieties of antelope, waterbuck, impala, kudu, roan and puku, the best time to find lions are in the early morning, when they often sun themselves in family groups near a recent kill. Leopards are also widespread, but as they are primarily nocturnal animals, it is difficult to find the m by day. Other animals you will almost certainly see are monkeys, baboons, warthogs, hyenas and possibly wild dogs.
How to get there
Whether you are an international agent or an individual wanting to book a trip to this part of the world, we know that planning a holiday to Zambia can be time consuming and complicated! with so many different possibilities and options to consider, from which areas of Zambia to visit, which wide variety of hotels and lodges to choose from, what activities to do and which transport providers to use, the selection process and planning of logistics can be daunting. This is where Absolute Zambia Safaris come in. We are here to provide a seamless and professional service tailor made for you.
• We are the ground in Zambia and can ensure that your trip smoothly and as planned.
• We can give you current destination news, update and expert advance to ensure you arrive prepared and well informed.
• We have extensive personal knowledge of the destinations in Zambia, properties in Zambia and services offered and we have long – standing relationships with camp, hotel and activity owners and managers in Zambia.
• With 20 years of combined experience in the hospitality industry, we know and understand the country of Zambia and are perfect positions