Victoria Falls. Most of this natural phenomenon lies on the territory of Zimbabwe, so it is described in detail in the section of this country. However, Zambia has the Victoria Falls Area Museum. The history of the falls is well covered here, including the unusual geological conditions that led to its formation. The museum is located in the area of archaeological excavations. The stone tools in the museum showcases prove that human ancestors lived on this earth approximately 2.5 million years ago.
Mosi-Oa-Tunya Park was created to protect the Victoria Falls and the wildlife of the surrounding area. White rhinos, buffaloes, crocodiles, eland, impala, lechve, wildebeest, horse antelopes, giraffes, hippos, warthogs, elephants, baboons, monkeys live a few kilometers upstream of the waterfall.
The village of Mukuni is located on the road to Victoria Falls. Here the people of the Mukuni tribe demonstrate their traditional craftsmanship, you can buy wood products and other souvenirs made by the locals.
How to get there. Victoria Falls is just a 15-minute drive from Livingston Airport, where you can fly by regular flights from Harare and Johannesburg or by air charter from almost any park in Zambia.
Livingston – the former capital of Zambia is located 8 km from Victoria Falls. The city, which is about to celebrate its centenary, has many places to visit, including three museums worth visiting.
The Livingston Museum is the national museum of the country, the expositions of which reflect the history of the country since the appearance of man on its territory. The museum has a large collection of objects relating to the explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingston: His personal letters, notebooks, maps and clothing are on display. There is also an impressive natural history gallery.
The railway museum is located in the restored buildings of the railway depot of the former Zambezi sawmill. The main exhibits are steam locomotives of the colonial railways, locomotives of the former South African railway and roads to the Cape of Good Hope. Extensive examples of freight and passenger carriages are on display, including the famous luxury carriage built in 1900. From Livingston, it is very convenient to make day trips to the Chobe National Park in Botswana, to the Caprivi River regions in Namibia, or across the Victoria Falls Bridge to neighboring Zimbabwe.
Lusaka is the capital of Zambia, one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing cities in Central Africa with a fairly developed infrastructure. A visit to Lusaka usually includes a visit to the bustling Luburma Market, the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the Zintu Museum of Arts and Crafts, the Statue of Liberty, the Botanical Gardens and the Munda Wanga Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to get there. By plane from neighboring African countries or Europe, the country’s largest airport is also located in Lusaka.
Lower Zambezi (Lower Zambezi). The area of the reserve is about 5 thousand square meters. km. Its territory extends along the northern bank of the Zambezi River downstream from the Victoria Falls. Canoe safaris have become a very popular way to explore the lower Zambezi River. This journey allows visitors to get very close to the animals in their natural habitat. However, one should not lose vigilance. Large crocodiles live in the waters of this river.
How to get there. 40 min. flight from Lusaka by air charter.
Kalambo Falls is located in the east of the Sumbu National Park on the Kalambo River. The water falls absolutely sheer from a height of 221 m. This is the highest permanent waterfall in Africa.
Lake Tanganyika (Tanqanyilka). One of the African Great Lakes. Located in the very north of the country. You can even do freshwater diving here. There are many endemic fish in the lake, fishing is developed.
There are three main resort beaches – Kasaba (Kasaba), Nkamba (Nkamba) and Ndole (Ndole), where you can perfectly sunbathe and swim. Safe swimming is provided by the local organization for the protection of wildlife. This resort area is located within the Nsumbu National Park, which is home to many elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, buffaloes, warthogs and various species of antelope. In addition to the diverse flora and fauna, the Tanganyika region is famous for its ancient artifacts, testifying to the historical sites of man, the medieval history of the Arab exploration of Africa.
How to get there. Air charter.
Things to do at the waterfall
See the great waterfall itself, as well as…
Cruise on the Zambezi River on the legendary ship “African Queen” (three times a day for two hours – at 9.30, 12.30, 16.30).
Microlight flights over the waterfall and Zambezi (15 and 30 min.).
Helicopter flights over the waterfall (5-6 people, 15 or 30 min.).
Fishing for tiger fish and 15 other species of river fish native to the Zambezi. The best time is from August to March, when the water is warmer and the fish are active (half day – from 6.30 to 14.30 or full day from 6.30 to 18.30).
Safari to the famous Chobe Park in neighboring Botswana (7.30-18.00).
Safari to Moshi o Tunya (three times a day from 6.30, 9.45 and 15.00 for three hours).
Horse riding safari along the Zambezi River (half day from 8.00 am to 2.30 pm or full day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm).
Elephant safari (from 6.30 to 11.00 and from 10.45 to 19.00).
River safari on boats (three times a day from 8.00, 11.30 and 16.00 for 2.5 hours).
Canoe safari (full day from 8.00 to 17.00 or half day from 8.00 to 12.30).
Rafting on the rapids of the fourth and fifth difficulty levels.
Racing on high-speed jet-bots along the Zambezi (from 8.00, 13.00 for 4 hours).
Bungee jumping (111 m) over the bridge at Victoria Falls (from 9 to 17.00).
Abseling (rock climbing) and various active programs on cables (from 9.00 to 17.00).