User Reviews – Zambia
Some places are better than another.
Zambia is a great destination with Victoria Falls and many stunning national parks full of wildlife to visit. The only lowlight is a high cost of travel.
So many great places to be discovered, remote, beuatiful, huge rivers, great people.
Email Robin Wood | 35-50 years of age
Less spoiled by too many tourists than other safari destinations.
20-35 years of age
Zambia is a beautiful country with extremely friendly people and great wildlife. Aside from the area around Victoria falls there are comparatively few visitors to the country and so one can experience amazing landscapes and abundant wildlife without the crowds often found in Parks in other countries.
20-35 years of age
Zambia still has natural beauty. Hopefully it will continue to be conserved. It has flights from major cities to the safari destinations with a short drive to the safaris. It is safe.
Because I enjoyed it very much I give it an excellent grade. It was also much better than other surrounding parks (Malawi ones), but those were all also much smaller.
This is only bit of Zambia I've seen as we drove from and back to Malawi but it was great.
Unlike any place on Earth
We stayed at Sussi and Chuma on the Zambezi River. We didn't care about visiting the falls, but we did go boating on the river each day, late in the afternoon, early evening. We went to see animals in the reserve earlier in the day on land with a guide.
While the animals in the reserve were amazing, the scenes on the river were unimaginable. We saw massive crocodiles and hippos everywhere. We saw animals on the banks of Zimbabwe although we did not visit Zimbabwe. Only after we returned home did we realize how dangerous our adventures had been.
A hippo had been hit on the road that ran through the reserve one night. The locals used it to feed the poor. While on the river one evening, we saw the carcass lowered down to the crocs on the banks. It was something you could never imagine seeing and put life in America into sharp perspective.
See the great Victoria falls and walk with rhinos
Zambia has a combination of adventure sports, beautiful scenery (not to belittle the great Victoria Falls as mere "scenery") and excellent walking safaris. A return trip is highly recommended, as Victoria Falls completely changes but is just as dramatic in the dry season as in the rainy season.