The star attraction of Zambia is Victoria Falls in the southwest of the country, but it has half a dozen national parks with excellent safari opportunities. Livingstone, near the falls, is named after the explorer and has the curious Livingstone Museum and is the biggest tourist hub in the region. Zambia is aggressively promoting itself as a tourist destination, hoping to capitalise on the misfortune of its neighbour, Zimbabwe.

Zambia is surprisingly expensive, and transport is difficult throughout the country. There are many colourful festivals throughout the villages. South Luanga National Park has one of Africa's largest concentrations of wildlife and few visitors thanks to its remote location.


Zambia flag

Why you should go:

Because you know so little about it.

Why you shouldn't:

You like to plan out every hour of your holiday before you go.

Map of Zambia