If you are the type that wants to go on a trip to spend lazy days lounging around, then Zambia might not be for you. However, if you are an adventurous traveler who is in search of excitement, then definitely consider planning a trip! Zambia has been called a diamond in the rough; all it needs is for an intrepid traveler to carve it out and shine it up. When planning a trip to Zambia, it is very important to know where the best sights are. Here are three options of great places you should visit while in Zambia.
Victoria Falls is a very popular tourist destination in Zambia. There might be crowds of other travelers, but it is worth wading through them to see the spectacular views of the thundering mile wide falls. The spray from the falls can be seen from miles away and the roar of 546 million cubic meters of falling water per minute will stick in your mind for years to come.
South Luangwa National Park
The South Luangwa National Park is known as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concept of the walking safari was born here and it is a great way to observe some of the 60 different animal species and 400 bird species that roam the park. See antelope, hippopotami, baboons, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, elephant, storks, red chested cuckoos, and more. Nature lovers will love a visit to the South Luangwa National Park.
With so many beautiful natural wonders in Zambia, it might sound odd to visit a manmade destination. However, Lake Kariba is definitely worth a visit. This is the largest artificial lake in the world and hosts a thriving ecosystem. There are numerous fish species, birds and larger animals that call Lake Kariba home. Its possible to spot Nile crocodiles, hippos and sometimes even elephants. Fishing is a major attraction here, so be sure to look into taking a fishing safari.
There is almost an endless list of amazing things to see and do in Zambia. However, Victoria Falls, South Luangwa National Park, and Lake Kariba are among the most exciting. Be sure to include them in your to-do list when visiting Zambia.