READ MORE ON SAFARI TIERS
WHY VISIT ZAMBIA FOR A SAFARI VACATION, CULTURE TOUR AND ACTIVE-ADVENURE HOLIDAY
When we ventured on this small Zambia project to describe what the Top 10 reasons are for our guests to visit Zambia, we contemplated attentively at the plethora of specific reasons. We wanted to designate as much as possible but limit the number to 10. We had a suggestion from Raza Visram, Operations Director at AfricanMecca Safaris that termed the country’s offerings compared to other African destinations in one sentence: "Zambia, authentic wild Africa and land of the majestic Victoria Falls". Here are the experiences that deeply connected us to Zambia and what the experience can be for you:
Top 10 Reasons On Why You Should Travel To Zambia
FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE ON ZAMBIA SAFARI PLANNING, PLEASE CONTACT US.
1. WORLD FAMOUS VICTORIA FALLS
Come visit or vacation at one of the greatest world wonders - an erosion of the earth's crust to create the most spectacular view of the water plunging into the gorge and creating the "smoke that thunders" - in local language "Mosi-O-Tunya". Those who have been to Africa and visited the Victoria Falls in Zambia, say it's an experience of a lifetime, a feeling unmatched by any other waterfall. The greatest known curtain of falling water', Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. Visiting Victoria Falls at various times of the year will provide completely different experiences of the area.
2. ZAMBIA'S WILD & UNSPOILT WILDERNESS SAFARI EXPERIENCE
The national parks in Zambia remain off the beaten path, and nature is showcased and at work by the minute and particularly during the night game drives in the parks. The large waterways in Zambia make most of the parks inaccessible from November to March, allowing wildlife, plantlife, birdlife & the whole ecosystem to undergo a complete rejuvenation & rebirth by the time April comes around. The ecology's unique "my time" is most loved and cherished by nature lovers allowing them to see the complete environment in a natural state after total five month absence. It is no wonder that famous adage about Zambia applies naturally: "Zambia - The Real Africa".
3. MAGIC OF THE LUANGWA VALLEY
The Luangwa River attracts wildlife and has played host to families who 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 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.
4. AFRICAS FAMOUS WALKING SAFARIS
Zambia is the only country in Africa that can guarantee and claim to pioneer the ability to see wildlife, birdlife & ecology on foot, and deliver on a sensational experience, all with the safety and leadership of Africa's best trained guides. Consider Norman Carr, who is the father of walking safari in Zambia and Africa, created and set professional standards in walking safari and camp experiences.
5. ZAMBIA'S ADVENTURES ACTIVITIES
Zambia offers an incredible choice of adventure tour activities in Livingstone - some adrenalin packed and some just pure fun. Whether it's canoeing down the Zambezi River or a microlight on single small engine gliding with specialized wings over the Victoria Falls for that once in a lifetime personalized view or for those wanting to take a plunge off the bridge separating the Victoria Falls. Depending on your comfort level, you can take on adventurous expeditions of choice while staying at one of the Zambia hotels in Livingstone Victoria Falls. Other adventure activities are elephant back Safaris, horse Riding, river fishing, boat cruises and many more.
6. LIVINGSTONE & ZAMBIA'S HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE
Zambia is immersed in a very rich colonial history. Ever heard of the "Rhodes Scholar" program or oxford university's "Rhodes Scholarship" or the terminology "Cape to Cairo" and a railway that spans the gorges between the Victoria Falls. This can be attributed to Cecil Rhodes, who amassed enormous amounts of wealth in Rhodesia. Experience the only western named town in Zambia preserved in honor of Dr. David Livingstone, who strove to eliminate slavery. Dr. David Livingstone was based in Zambia (northern Rhodesia). He died in Zambia and his heart was buried in Zambia. Consider adding on an experience to Shiwa Ng'andu, created as a remote piece of England in the heart of Africa, a reminder to the visiting guests of bygone era.
7. ZAMBIA'S DIVERSE & COMPLIMENTARY PARKS
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 parks 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 along 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.
8. SUPERB ORNITHOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE
Zambia's excellent waterways are home to beautiful bird species. Although many clients arrive into Zambia saying "birding is not my thing". After spending a week on safari, one cannot help but notice the positive attraction that the birds of Zambia create for these guests. Take for example, the unexpected opportunity to see the Martial eagle taking down a guinea fowl in real time, the colorful carmine bee-eaters' nesting season, millions of straw-colored fruit bats migrating into Kasanka or the opportunity to travel to the Banguwelu Swamps to view the shoebill storks. These are one of kind experiences in Zambia.
9. SPECTACULAR SCENERY
Imagine a spectacular sunset as it vanishes in the distance with views of the trees in between the mountain/hilly humps with water flowing at the foot of the hills and the birds silhouette against the skies with no people except you - that would not be the Thomas Kincaid painting but a true to life experience in Zambia.
10. THE PEOPLE, ZAMBIA'S CULTURAL AND TRIBAL COMMUNITIES
Zambia has 74 tribal communities, and the common denominator of all these tribes and inter-related cultures, you will notice one powerful fact: that Zambians are of the one most 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 cultural diversity that Zambia so proudly offers. Engage in the Lozi Tribe's Kuomboka Ceremony or volunteer at Kawaza Cultural Village in South Luangwa the cultural safari experiences are diverse and infinite.
What are our Customers saying about our safari holidays?
On behalf of myself, my wife and my two adult daughters, I want to sincerely thank you and AfricanMecca Safaris for our fabulous recent safari. Everything you promised exceeded our expectations and was superb, which is saying a lot since this was our second trip, having had a wonderful Botswana Safari 10 years ago. Do not ever hesitate to use me as a reference.
Robert Schenkein - prVision Photography Studio - Colorado, United States
Chobe was delightful, less than half full. Sussi and Chuma, very nice, again only 13 people in all. All the game drives and river cruises were excellent. We had great weather. The ability to get really close is in inspiring. EVERYWHERE we went, the people were warm, helpful and charming. Thank you so much. We will be recommending your services to all.
Thomas Kelch - California, United States
Raza Visram at AfricanMecca planned the most amazing trip for my friend and I. I wanted to go to 4 countries in 15 days and he made it happen. It was an aggressive itinerary and Raza planned it so well, that the transitions were seamless. The last leg of the trip was Botswana for another Safari and we stayed at the most beautiful lodge. The excitement in seeing the animals so closely is indescribable.
Karin Alsdorf - New Jersey, United States
I had a wonderful trip to Africa and I would highly recommend your company.I have been to Africa many times and I have never had such wonderful service. The guide and safari vehicle were both great and all the lodges were outstanding. We will be going to Africa again the year after next and I assure you I will be contacting you. Thanks again for arranging such a great trip.
Ronald Price, President, Ron Price Motors Group - California, United States
Greetings to you and our most fervent thanks for a wonderful trip of Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa & Victoria Falls. This was truly a perfect vacation. Thank you so much for all your arrangements. It was a trip filled with different kinds of adventures. We experienced and learned so much. Would highly recommend it to others who are interested in similar trips. Wishing you the very best.
Adrienne & Barrie Carter - Canada
Thank you for everything; we had an amazing honeymoon. Words really can't describe our experience, all we can really say was that it was the most amazing experience of our lives and we would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone. We hope to visit Africa again sometime next year! Thank you & all of your staff for an amazing & perfect honeymoon.
Rick Sagoo - London, United Kingdom
CONTACT AND TALK TO OUR ZAMBIA TOUR EXPERTS TODAY TO START YOUR TRIP PLANNING PROCESS
Request Zambia Custom Or Tailor-Made Safari Vacation Pricing Based On Your Specific Travel Dates At Your Preferred Safari Tier Lodge Or CampCONTACT AN EXPERT ON ZAMBIA & VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI PRICES