Zambia Things to Do

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    Part of the David Lingstone exhibits
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    Anna enjoying the animal exhibits
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Zambia Things to Do

  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

    This Park extends to Livingstone and Victoria Falls. It is one of the most visited National Parks in Zambia, home to wildlife including elephants, lions, to mention but a few. Since this is Africa, it is important to remember that the animals are wild and dangerous. Entering the park requires strict adherence to the park rule. The first and most...

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  • Victoria Falls

    The bigger portion of Victoria Falls is actually located in Zimbabwe. But like Niagara Falls it is shared by two countries; Zambia and Zimbabwe. This review is for the Zambian side of the water fall. Nothing prepares you for what to expect until you get to the metal bridge. Located within the Moi oa Tunya National Park in Livingstone, it is one of...

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  • Zambezi River Cruise

    The tranquil waters of the Zambezi are so inviting and what better way to enjoy them than to cruise upon it. We took the sunset cruise and well worth it (apart from the very annoying loud ladies that boarded along with us, always a risk when taking a tourist option) .To sit supping a sundowner aboard a boat whilst drifting down the Zambezi has to...

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  • Budget Safari

    I would suggest that you look into Bongwe Safaris as an affordable safari option in Zambia. Very affordable and they dont use tents so you will be in a proper chalet with bathroom and hot water ensuite.My girlfriend and I used them last season and we had a fantastic time. I preferred kafue to Lower Zambezi but it all depends on what you are looking...

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  • Tazara - Gente en los Railes - People on...

    Mientras el tren sigue su camino s epueden ver niños , familias y mucha gente que tiene su vida montada alrededor del "corredor del Tazara "As the train moves on , you can see children, families and many people whose lives are linked to the "Tazara Corridor"

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  • Tazara - Lugar de encuentro - Meeting...

    El tren atrae a la gente no sólo para comprar y vender sus productos sino que hay muchos que van a pasear , a ver lo que pasa , a saludar a los conocidos... , es una pequeña fiesta que se repite cuatro veces todas las semanas (dos del tren de ida y dos del que vuelve ) y se llenan las estaciones de gente que dan un color y una alegría inolvidable...

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  • Tazara - Venden de todo- They sell...

    El tren para poco tiempo en las estaciones y hay que aprovechar para vender todos los productos que tienen . Las prisas , el colorido , los sonidos , los olores ... de estos momentos nunca se olvidarán The train stops a short time in the station and they must sell all the products they have.The rush, the color, the sounds, the smells ... of these...

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  • Tazara - Plátanos - Bananas

    La gente vende cuando llega el tren los productos que se cultivan en esa zona y los plátanos son muy frecuentes .Puedes comprar desde un plátano para disfrutarlo o te puedes llevar una penca completa People sell when the train arrives to the station the crops grown in that area and bananas are very common.You can buy from one banana to enjoy it or...

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  • Tazara - Paisajes - Landscapes

    El tren pasa por unos paisajes muy diferentes , sorprendentes e impresionantes que da pena que llegue la noche y que ya no se puedan seguir viendo The train passes by very different , astonish and impressive landscapes , that is a pity when the night arrives and you can not see them anymore

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  • Luangwa river

    Luangwa river is a long river, passing through national parks. The wildlife is also good outside the national parks, along the river. There is one place to stay on the west bank of the Luangwa River, close to the Great East Road.http://www.bridgecampzambia.com

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  • Visit the Falls

    It is really a world wonder that needs to be seen. It can't be described in words and no pic, how amazing it might be, can capture the beauty.

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  • River safari

    My daughter booked us on the river safari and I did not know that I could have this much fun at my age! I thoroughly enjoyed the evening going thru the rampants, getting wet and having sundowner amongst the crocodiles, birds, elephants and others.

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  • Visit the Boabab

    There are the most fantastic Boabab trees in Zambia. The locals believed that they were not allowed to touch it or hurt it in anyway as harm would come to them and their families.

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  • Local transport

    The locals mostly still use the donkey cart to get around and to move their produce with.

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  • Makuna Village

    We decided to go and visit the Makuna Village to see how the people actually lived in the rural areas of Africa. It was a very interesting and eye opening experience.

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  • African Queen

    A sundowner trip on the African Queen is a very elegant and delightful way to spend the late afternoon/early evening. Recommended.

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  • Bungy Jumping

    This is the same place as mentioned on my Zimbabwe page. Jump off the bridge!They boast a 100% safety record!Here is some information from the company's website:Minimum age 14 years Minimum weight of 40 kg, maximum weight of 140 kg Passports are required by clients to access the bridge Jumps operate from 09h00 to 17h00 every day Bungee...

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  • Boiling Cauldron

    A lesser-known attraction at Vic. Falls is the Boiling Cauldron, I believe it's called, a place where the water (especially during high season) forms a swirling, chaotic vortex. Even in the low season many kayakers enjoy the area. A word of caution: the long, uneven stairs/path leading down to the cauldron are frequented by monkeys. You access the...

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  • Victoria Falls

    You can visit Victoria Falls of the Zambezi River from both the Zambia and Zimbabwe sides, both of which offer distinct views of different parts. A view down the falls is best viewed from Zambia."The Smoke that Thunders" is an amazing place for geology- if you trace the history of the falls back over the millenia, you'll see that it is just the...

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  • On The Edge

    Wow, what an experience.The falls were not in full flood so we took advantage of a tour called 'On the Edge' and it sure was that!We hiked across the river bed, past rock pools and along the edge of the falls, at times being no more than a metre from the edge, until finally we came across the still flowing part of the falls. We swamn up river in...

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  • Abseiling

    So much to do and so little time, so we opted for abseiling. The cliff was sheer and it was a long drop down. Enjoyed it, well I had a sense of achievement albeit I was left with bruised ribs and aching arms, I believe Michael got off a little more lightly in that respect and considering he really only completed the event to please me I think he...

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  • visa

    The visa rules for Zambia all seem a bit vague - if you are on a list with pre-booked accommodation or in some form of a tour group, the visa requirement is waived. However if you’re not on the list, it seems that you need to part with your US Dollars

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  • A helicopter flight above the Vic Falls

    A lot of people take this opportunity to fly above the Vic Falls so you are one of many others, but it's really worth it. I had never been in a helicopter before, and flying above de Vic Falls is really a great way of experiencing this for the first time!

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  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls is probably the greatest sight that I have seen in my world travels - 'The Smoke that Thunders' in the local language (recent update - you must also see the Grand Canyon!). You can see lots of great shots of the falls on other travel sites so I reserved this spot for my greatest thrill of all - on Honeymoon with my wife Susan as we...

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  • Victoria Falls

    These spectacular waterfalls are a designated World Heritage Site as well as being one of the natural wonders of the world. Ever since their existence was publicized by David Livingstone in 1855, visitors have traveled from all over the world to witness this amazing natural phenomenon. The falls are 1.7 km wide and have an average height of...

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  • Lake Kariba

    Lake Kariba is the result of a massive damming project undertaken in 1958 to flood an area of the Zambezi Valley in order to create a hydroelectric power plant for Zimbabwe and Zambia. Many hundreds of local people were displaced in order to flood the valley, and many animals were relocated in the months before the floodgates finally opened. The...

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  • Kafue National Park

    Approximately 200km west of Lusaka, Kafue National Park is one of the largest and wildest protected areas in the world. Covering more than 22,000 square kilometers, Kafue was originally established as a protected area in 1950.The astounding variety of ecosystems within this area include lush, riverine forest along the banks of the Kafue River and...

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  • The Luangwa Valley

    Another one of Africa's prime wildlife sanctuaries, the Luangwa Valley lies at the tail end of the Great Rift Valley, the continental fault that runs through the Red Sea and south down the length of East Africa. This tectonic movement was responsible for the formation of lakes such as Tanganika and Lake Albert, the Rift Valley split as it reached...

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  • Livingstone

    The most southwestern city of Zambia is Livingstone. The city’s name and existence are closely related to the famous British traveler and missionary who was the first European who explored this part of Africa, and during these travels he was also the first to discover the Victoria Falls. When in 1904 the Victoria Falls Bridge was built between...

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  • BUNGY JUMPING--

    There is a great place for Bungy Jumps on the bridge over the Zambezi River.Sorry that is not for me.However I spoke with one of the workers there who gave me his T shirt for a souvenir..I paid him some Euros and he gave me the shirt. If you like Bungy Jumping this is the place for you!!

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  • Elephants

    A couple of times we passed really close to old elephants eating on the river bank. Some youngsters played up to us, pretending they were trying to chase us away! Cuties :-)

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  • Canoeing on the Zambezi River

    We spent three days and two nights on the river, getting as close to wildlife as never before. This was the only time I was disappointed by our local guide. Beeing the youngest in the group, my son was placed with him in the canoe, and in front and in the leading canoe. We were told that most of the job was done by the one sitting behind. But he...

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  • Livingstone

    Named after the Scottish missionary Dr David Livingstone who discovered the area and named the nearby falls in 1855 Livingstone is funnily enough the lesser known town by the falls which Livingstone Explored. Most people visit Victoria Falls accross the border in Zimbabwe, but forget this side, which has a whole lot more culture, history and some...

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  • Microliting Over Victoria Falls

    This is the best way to see the falls without a doubt. From the sky. Microliting the falls can be done from the Zambia with Batoka Sky adventures. A spectacular view and a bit of a rush as you fly in a small fixed wing air craft with nothing to protect you from the elements - the air is all around you. Simply the best way to see the falls. Very...

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  • Rhino Walk - Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park

    See my travelogue for some more photos.This was incredible. I got less than a Metre away from some of the most amazingly rare Rhino's. One even came right up to a branch to scratch his tusk as we stood just behind the branch. INCREDIBLY AMAZING!!!!Mosi - Oa - Tunya National Park stretches 66 sq km and is home to a few introduced white rhino which...

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  • The Forgotten Side of the Falls

    Most people when they think of Victoria Falls think of the town with the same name located in Zimbabwe, but the falls can be viewed just as spectacularly from Zambia. There is great viewing to be seen on this side of the falls of the mass of water or Mosi Ou Tunya as it is also known gushing in one of Natures amazing wonders of the world. A must...

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  • South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park is probably the number one place I would recommend visiting if you are intending on going to Zambia. It is one of the only game parks remaining in the whole of Africa which has Night game drives. Here in Luangwe I watched the Lion prowl under spotlight and stunning sunset vista's. If you are lucky, this is one of the...

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  • Funniest building in Lusaka

    I honestly think the Department Of Revenue building is the funniest building in all of Lusaka. It is not nice, beautful or artistic or colorful - it is sombre, state like and stern.The intereting thing is that it simply looks like a cash register! Unfortunately I did not manage to snap a photo of it.

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  • Find out what to do through "The...

    The Lowdown lists all restaurants, museums activities and other stuff there is to do in Lusake. Available at newsstands, hotel receptions, restaurants for Kw 3000,-Useful for finding all sorts of info and also to pick up special advertised offers for safaris etc.

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  • Read the newspapers lately?

    I have seen some newsprint in my lifetime, and the Lusaka/Zambia papers are not among what has impressed me most. I have a bad feeling that if news are fit to be printed, it has to be paid first.Most news items seemed to deal with crime, sports, mine workers' unrest and political factioning and infighting. You will not be enlightened about Zambia...

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  • Lusaka - what to do???

    Lusaka seemed to me to be a staging post for excursions to other part of the country. There wasn't so much else on offer. There are monuments of independence and museums etc., but nothing really worth staying around too long to take it all in.Lusaka is a good place to replenish empty back packs for the next outing, and just about anything seemed...

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  • Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity!

    You might have a variety of reasons why it would be difficult to go on a Habitat for Humanity volunteer trip, but don't let them stop you! Where there is a will, there is a way! All you need is two weeks off and the motivation and interest to DO IT!Here is a link where you can see what upcoming trips you may like to...

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  • Bungy Jump at Victoria Falls

    111 metres of pure adrenaline rush! The bungi jump operates off the Victoria Falls Bridge and has a 100% safety record. Over 50 000 people have committed themselves to the thrill of jumping off the bridge. Challenge the limits of the mind and test the edge of fear by leaping off the impressive bridge, with the Falls behind and the mighty Zambezi...

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  • Animal magic!

    You absolute must, take a landrover safari into South Luangwa NP, both during the day and the night, also if you get the opportunity take a walking safari, as it is rumoured to be the best park in Africa to do so......The diversity of the wildlife and the amazing close-up shots of the animals. And on the night safari the site of 100's of pairs of...

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  • Game Drive in Zambia

    Small groups are the best because there is so much flexibility. Two of us were with a local driver who took us all around the preserve near our hotel. When a road was blocked from a tree fallen by elephant, we went another way. At one point we were mock charged by a small herd of elephant. Can you seem them in the trees?

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