What to see in Zambia? Here Are Some of The Best Places To Visit in Zambia

Zambia is one of the most beautiful countries on the African continent. It is a prime tourist destination full of fascinating creatures, dirty landscapes and the most friendly people you have ever met.

Zambia has some of the best national parks in Africa, and it is Victoria Falls. From the markets and excitement of Lusaka to the wildlife-rich national parks of southern Luangwa and Zambia, Kafiyu will not be disappointed. So grab your binoculars as we explore the top seven places to visit in Zambia.

Victoria Falls

You may not have a list of the best places to visit in Zambia (or South Africa for that matter) without including Victoria Falls. This impressive waterfall is located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Victoria Falls is more than a mile long and rises to 355 feet, but you will not find it in the list of the largest or most comprehensive waterfalls in the world. The legend of Victoria Falls, combined with the mist rising from the falls, takes you back to the time when Dr Livingston first saw Mosi-o-Tunisia ("thunder smoke" in Tongan). The angels must have been watching the beautiful scenery during their flight.

Lake Kariba

Lake Caribou wins the award for the world's largest human-made reservoir. It was created in the late 1950s when the Caribbean Dam was built in the Zambezi River Basin. Lake Kariba is more than 139 miles long and shares its coastline with Zimbabwe.

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The lake in Zambia is truly outstanding. You think you are looking at the ocean. One of the most popular activities on Lake Caribbean is by boat. Scenes of hippos, crocodiles, birds and elephants are common as you enjoy watching them. Staying at the Caribbean Rest will take you to the middle of the action.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi is an incredibly beautiful reserve that stretches along the glistening waters of the Zambezi River. There are many good places to stay in the area, but the best way to visit the park is to take a canoe safari with the Bains River Camp.

Staying in Bane can make your dreams come true in private Africa. This ancient desert contains a variety of landscapes of grasslands, forests and floodplains. Immerse yourself in the romantic waters as you pass the sunken hippo-like a Nile crocodile nest on the river bank.

South Luangwa National Park

If you want to get to the action site, go straight to Luangwa National Park. The park is home to some of the continent's wildlife, including elephants, giraffes and Cape Buffalo.

Southern Luangwa National Park slopes from the mountain tops to the Luangwa River Valley. Crocodiles and hippos inhabit large populations. To get the best chance of finding a large number of wildlife, visit the park during the dry season (July to October) when the animals gather on the banks of the Luangwa River. Be prepared to see lions and leopards trying to eat dinner!

Shiwa Ngandu Manor House

If you find an English style country estate in Zambia, you will not be alone. Shiva Nagandu is located in the northern part of Zambia and was built by Stuart Gore-Brown, a young British military officer. 

He did this after being exposed to the natural beauty of the land. You can book accommodation at Manor House and enjoy various things like mountaineering, boating, fishing and horseback safari. You can fly from Lusaka to their private airfield, or if you are on a safari in South Luangwa National Park, you can get there from Mfu Airport.

Mwela Rocks National Monument

Mwela Rocks is off the beaten path, but if you are an archaeologist, it is well worth the trip. There are several caves in Twa that contain about 700 2,000-year-old stone paintings left by Stone Age hunters.

Guides at the National Park will provide an insight into the life of cave dwellers and make every effort to interpret the meaning of rock art. The area is beautiful, but if you are looking for something luxurious, you will not find it here.


Lusaka is the perfect place to start your Zambian adventure. The capital, Lusaka, in the south of the country, is an economic hub with a population of over 2 million. Lusaka is a great place to relax and unwind in South Africa. Try great food and drink like Bongwei Pub and Grill, a popular destination for tourists and ex-pats.

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To get a taste of the local wildlife, head to the outskirts of town and check out the Lilac Elephant Nursery. They work with the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned elephants in Kafiyu National Park. Here you can watch them being fed and cared for.


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