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Victoria Falls is either a place to relax at the end of a trip or the jumping off point to explore the fabulous eco-region of Zambia and  Botswana.

Chobe National Park is easily accessible for day visits and there are a number of fabulous lodges and hotels along the Zambezi including the Royal Livingstone, River Club and Tongabezi.

Zambia provides excellent value as a safari destination, with quality on par with Botswana and Southern Tanzania, but  offering  quality luxury safari accommodation at substantially lower cost than other top African safari destinations.

Zambian  Safari Guide 

The Luangwa Valley lies at the Southern end of the Great Rift Valley. This is one of Africa's most special wildlife areas with high concentrations and varieties of game and birdlife that have made it world famous. The Luangwa River flows down the center of the Valley, fed by dozens of sand rivers and carves a tortuous course with ox-bow lagoons forming an important part of the riverine ecology.

North Luangwa National Park is one of Africa's remote and undervisited parks, famous as the location for Mark and Dehlia Owens's book, "Eye of the Elephant."

A visit to this park is easily added to a visit to South Luangwa.

South Luangwa National Park should be the center of your visit to Zambia.  The first Game Warden, Norman Carr, founded the tradition of the walking safari, for which South Luangwa is famous.

South Luangwa is also noted for a number of luxurious game lodges located along the Luangwa and its tributarires. Camps range from the small and intimate to, literally, the presidential.

Safaris range in type from lodge safaris with game drives, river cruises and walks, to the fully accommodated walking safari of the type for Robin Pope is most noted.

Kafue National Park with 22 500 square kilometres, is one of the largest in Africa. Its northern sector is remote, wild and diverse with vast tracts of pristine wilderness.

The permanent Lunga River in the east and beyond its narrow strip of riverine forest the landscape is patterned with broad-leafed woodland, open plains, floodplains and island thickets. In the north-west of Kafue, the Busanga Plains is a vast savannah of seasonally inundated grasslands.

The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometers.  It is a relatively undeveloped and beautiful park opposite the Mana Pools World Heritage Site in Zimbabwe. The escarpment along the northern boundary provides a dramatic backdrop and forms a barrier to most of the parks animal species. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the rivers edge.

There are several excellent luxury lodges offering game viewing, fishing and canoeing. Fishing is good with Tiger fish and bream, as well as vundu, a member of the catfish family, weighing up to 50 kilograms.

Remote channels between the islands of the Zambezi  let you get close to game. Hippos are always in sight, elephant, zebra, puku, impala, buffalo, kudu and baboons can be seen browsing on the banks from the laid back comfort of your canoe.

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