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You are on the highway traveling as usual and thinking you
are enjoying yourself. But it occurs to you that in fact you
are a tepid tired, actually really tired and that you have just
realized that you have been tired for such a long time! Why?
Because you realize that you have had no break in a long,
long time! Voila! You realize that you know the solution.
A break! To recharge your natural rhythms, to recharge
your natural "batteries". In your mind you see a banner, an
advert you recently saw.
That really already makes you feel like you are relaxing already,
seeing yourself almost getting to feel like enjoying life again? And
..... sometimes she is referred to as ‘Zambia...the Real
Africa'. Zambia is sandwiched between 8 countries. From Zambia you
can get practically anywhere in Southern Africa and even far
beyond. Zambia continues to be a haven of peace. With 73 ethnic
groups Zambia is an example of African unity in diversity. Zambia is
teeming with wildlife in its 19 national parks and private game
reserves. It is a land of unspoiled nature with many wetlands and
Once there you will get close to nature. You will get the feeling,
the rhythm of pulsating nature, the soothing feel of close proximity
to nature. The friendly people with their warmest of warm
African welcomes will embrace you. Awaiting you is the
embracing unspoiled nature that will
give you the soothing you yearn. Get the healing, recharge the
natural batteries. That is what Zambia Safari Holidays will do for
Zambia is home away from home, where nature and life
slows down to let your natural rhythms refresh you. Allow
the untamed natural elements of the beautiful weather per
excellence soothe you, cares you, recharge you, and make
you feel life anew!
You will enjoy nature. By watching, feeling and being part
of nature. Allowing the healing of mother nature, just like
nature intended it to be. That is what Zambia - the land of
glorious sunsets, friendly people, ancient traditions and
mystic legends, of nature at its wildest and most exquisite
will do for you!
Zambia is a land of the legendary African walking safari and
they did originate here. Zambia has earth's biggest waterfall,
the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes and wetlands,
a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating
wilderness, .......all in one friendly country!
What constitutes Zambia's Safaris is its 19 national parks
and private game reserves covering a total of 47,662 square
kilometres. Most popular of
these are South Luangwa, Mosi-oa-Tunya, Kafue, Lochinvar,
Lower Zambezi, Kasanka, North Luangwa and Nsumbu.
And so also are the best accommodation found there.
Zambia's natural parks are strategically positioned and
cover every part of the country. The largest, Kafue National
Park is centrally positioned but to the west of Lusaka,
accessible by an all weather road. Then there is the unique
dual of North and South Luangwa in the east. Others are in
the north, in the west and in the south of Zambia.
Zambia's astonishing wildlife includes the graceful lechwe
antelope filling the vast plains of Busanga and Bangweulu
in their tens of thousands; the annual wildebeest migration
of the Liuwa Plains which rivals the Serengeti. See the
elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog, primates,
antelope and various reptiles and rodents and are common
sightings in the game reserves.
And there are large carnivores too! The common ones seen
in the Zambian game parks are the cheetah, leopard, lion
(the legendary king of the jungle), spotted hyena (‘wild'
strongest teeth) and the wild dog. Smaller carnivores such
as honey badger, African wildcat, mongoose jackal, etc.,
are common sights too.
Zambia has three natural lakes. In the north are the
Bangweulu, Mweru and the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika,
the world's second deepest lake. Along the southern border
is the exciting mighty Lake Kariba, one of the world's
largest man-made lakes. It measures 280 kilometres long
and 40 kilometres at its widest.
Of the 73 tribes of Zambia, 20 practise annual traditional
ceremonies. These manifest customs, social life, rituals,
oral history, material and spiritual culture. When these
ceremonies are in session visitors are welcome to watch.
Catch one and you will enjoy it.
Apart from its abundant wildlife, rivers, and lakes, Zambia
holds 6% of the worlds copper reserves and is the fourth
largest copper producing nation in the world. Zambia is
internationally recognised as a major producer of emeralds,
aquamarines, amethyst and tourmalines. The qualities of
the gems are highly competitive on the world markets.
Zambia's vegetation is savanna type with lots of trees
varying in density. The climate makes Zambia suitable for
a wide range of farming crops. All vegetables and fruits
such as citrus, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, avocadoes,
etc., grow. The weather is fine just about the whole year
round; a bit sun shine now and a bit of rain another season.
While on holiday in Zambia you can choose to enjoy
adventures of your choice. In Livingstone town, the Adventure
Centre is a must visit. You will be able to choose the
adventure of your liking and they're a myriad. The adventure
tours can also be arranged from the comfort of your hotel
lobby or lodge. These adventures include;
White water rafting on 23 wild Zambezi river rapids below
Canoeing safaris along the Zambezi River
River-boarding by surfing the Zambezi below Victoria Falls
Houseboating on Lake Kariba
Bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge
Walking safaris are the best on the continent
Abseiling the gorges of Victoria Falls
Horse riding safaris, a unique way to view game
Tandem kayaking with an experienced kayaker who will
take you through the raging rapids of the Zambezi - great
fun and quite safe.
Fishing such as fly fishing, tiger fishing, are some of the
best fresh water fishing
Elephant back safaris; tame elephants give the best view
for game viewing in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
One guarantee! The contagious "Simply-Love-Zambia-
Safari-Bug" will affect you. Once "infected" you will
always remember Zambia, the warmest of warm African
Africa's best-kept secret. The superb enjoyment
cure of exhaustion!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Enestle Zimba is the founding editor of Africa's Best Kept
Secret Ezine. Enestle is geologist of over twenty years and
manages Zambia African Safari (ZAS) part time. He is
dedicated to the promotion of safaris and tourism in Zambia
and the conservation of wildlife and the environment.
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