20 national parks; Victoria Falls and 4 other major waterfalls; 4 breath taking lakes; the Zambezi and 2 other life giving rivers; rich in history and culture; abundant wildllife and birdlife – Zambia is regarded as a safe, unspoilt country to visit.
to cater for all visitors to Zambia there is a huge range of safari lodges, hotels and self catering establishments.
For the adventure tourist take a walking safari in South Luangwa or canoe the Lower Zambezi. Victoria Falls at Livingstone buzzes with adrenaline activities. Exceptional tiger fishing on the upper and lower Zambezi river.
Simalaha Community Conservancy
is one of six wildlife dispersal areas identified in KAZA.
Officially launched in October 2012, the aim of the conservancy is improvement to the two local communities i.e. Sesheke and Sekhute as well as developing a wildlife sanctuary.
Conservation agriculture : turning poachers and charcoal burnrs into farmers.
Wildlife is being introduced into Simalaha with success; solar powered is being installed in classrooms.
Zambia has more than 70 different tribes – the main tribes being the Lozi, the Ngoni, Tonga, Bemba, Luvale and Kaonde. The Lozi Chief is called the litunga.
The most numerous of the tribes are the Tonga with archaelogical evidence showing their existence in the southern Province for approx. 900 years.
Traditional ceremonies reflect the history, social life and spiritual culture of the Zambian peoples. Perhaps the most well known is the Ku’omboka ceremony, which literally means “to get out of the water onto dry ground”.
When the floodplains of the upper Zambezi valley rise, the Lozi people move to higher ground in a dramatic and ceremonial way.
The King will decide when it is time to leave and this can take place any time between February to May each year.
Rivers & Lakes
Zambezi – Africa’s 4th longest river and a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Kafue – one of Zambia’s most important rivers providing hydro-electric power and irrigation.
Luangwa – the Luangwa Valley lies at the end of the Great Rift Valley and is well known as a premier wildlife destination.
The river cuts through the middle of the valley with North Luangwa National Park on one side and South Luangwa on the opposite.
Africa’s largest man made lake providing electricity for both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Very much a holiday playground with fishing and house boating being popular activities.
where the water meets the sky, this lake is noted mainly as a fishing resource (bream, tiger fish, yellow belly, catfish).
As a result of the fishing industry population densities around the lake have increased.