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Travel Advisory

Zambia is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoiled countries on the entire African continent. Aside from the majestic Victoria Falls, Zambia has more natural water resources than any other southern African country, including a myriad of other falls dotted across the country, not to mention the famous Zambezi River. The many National Parks offer great opportunities for observing Africa’s plains game and their attendant predators, whilst bustling urban areas offer a taste of eclectic Zambian culture.

There’s no better way to truly experience Zambia than traversing its vast landscapes at your own pace, with your own itinerary. You have an unlimited option of organized tours, and self-drive safaris, but you can also use Zambia’s vast network of public transport to get around.

Enjoy the combination of both when booking a houseboat or river adventure or experience an unrivaled view of Victoria Falls by air. Whatever your chosen mode of transport, you’re bound to enjoy the ride when exploring beautiful Zambia.

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About 30% of Zambia’s 752 614 square kilometers is reserved for wildlife. There are 20 national parks and 34 game management areas in the country.  South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi rank among the finest game parks in the world.

Luambe, and Lukusuzi Liuwa Plain, West Lunga, Sioma Ngwezi, and Nyika Plateau have substantial wildlife but are still undeveloped. Mosi-oa-Tunya, near Victoria Falls, is regarded as a Zoological park as it has a well managed population of antelope, elephants, giraffe and rhino, but does not have any predators.

Isangano, Lavushi Manda, Lusenga Plain, and Mweru Wantipa have never had management or facilities and have little wildlife but are still worth a visit by intrepid explorers and birdlovers. The newest park to be proclaimed is Lusaka National Park, just outside the capital, which opened to the public in June 2015.

In approximate order of importance in terms of wildlife resources, the 9 main functioning parks, all with access and accommodation are:

POPULAR PARKS
Kafue National Park
Kasanka National Park
Lochinvar National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park
Liuwa Plain National Park
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
North Luangwa National Park
Nsumbu National Park
Sioma Ngwezi National Park
South Luangwa National Park
SMALLER PARKS
Blue Lagoon National Park
Isangano National Park
Lavushi Manda National Park
Luambe National Park
Lukusuzi National Park
Lusaka National Park
Lusenga Plains National Park
Mweru Wantipa National Park
Nyika National Park
West Lunga National Park
The national parks are administered by ZAWA, the Zambia Wildlife Authority.