Zambia offers some of the finest scenery and game viewing experiences on the African continent. The country has opened up to selective tourism and is the “new” destination of Southern Africa. It boasts impressive populations of game and birds in the country’s 19 national parks and 31 game management areas. This country offers unrivalled wilderness qualities and it is known as “the real Africa”. The name “Zambia” derives from the Zambezi River. The country is located on the central African plateau which is above 1100m in elevation. The area is 752 615km2 with a population of 6 million. Lusaka the capital has a population of 1 million.
A “must” on any traveller’s itinerary when visiting Zambia, is the Lower Zambezi National Park. The mighty Zambezi River running forms the southern border of this remote and scenic National Park. Canoeing on this river is one of the highlights on a visit to Zambia.