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Getting to Know Zambia

Date: February 28, 2013 | By: Enid Glasgow | Category: Travel Blog

If you are searching for a destination that will show you the “real” Africa, look no further than Zambia. It is home to some of the most spectacular sights in the world and is also among one of the safest to visit. A visit to Zambia is sure to bring visits to Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and many other areas bursting with wildlife. The wildlife of Zambia is very divers and is a pleasure to experience via safari. This country is perfect for casual travelers and thrill seekers alike.

One of the major sights that travelers come from all over to see is Victoria Falls. The falls are so big that columns of spray can be seen from miles away. For ideal views of Victoria Falls, you will want to trek to the Victoria Falls Bridge where you can see down the gorge on one side and through the falls on the other. For a especially thrilling Victoria Falls experience, consider taking to the skies. Micro-light and fixed wing flights are available to take you around the falls.

Another reason people travel to Zambia is its robust wildlife. Animals that you would likely see while on safari are leopards, lions, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, buffaloes  giraffes, primates and hundreds of different bird species. If you are a bird enthusiast you will definitely want to visit Zambia as it has been said that at least 740 species live there. There are several options for taking in the Zambian wildlife such as safaris, walking, canoeing, horseback or even on an elephant!

If all of this adventure is a bit intimidating, Zambia is also home to some great shopping as well. A visit to the Mukuni Victoria Falls Craft Village will offer the opportunity to browse a wide range of intricate crafts such as wooden or stone animal carvings, masks, drums, walking sticks, jewelry and more. The local vendors are usually open to trade for things such as T-shirts, batteries, shoes or other essentials.

As you can see, Zambia has a wide range of activities that are sure to please travelers of all interest sets. For a taste of the best that Africa has to offer, consider visiting Zambia.

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