National Geographic Magazine described Zambia’s parks as ‘pure wild isolation’. 30% of the country is set aside for conservation, ranging from small nature reserves to the Kafue, Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa national parks, whose size, beauty and abundant game put them in the top tier of the world’s best game reserves. Walking safaris are a focus in many parks, pioneered in Zambia in the 1950s by renowned conservationist Norman Carr who believed that the best way to experience the wilderness was to walk it.
Although Zambia boasts 17 significant waterfalls, most fade into insignificance against the spectacular Victoria Falls, with its plume of spray visible for miles around. The world’s biggest waterfall is astonishing at any time of the year, and this World Heritage Site combines with game parks and an exciting array of activities to make the area the centre of tourism in Zambia.