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15 Reasons Why Zambia Is A Perfect African Vacation Spot

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Introduction 

Zambia is a perfect Vacation spot for tourists. A visit to Zambia will give you a breath of fresh air and help to satisfy your wanderlust. Aside from being the safest place to visit in the African continent, there are many incredible places to visit in Zambia. This great country got her independence in 1964 with Kenneth Kaunda as the first president of the country. Zambia is a landlocked country situated in southern Africa with a population of 16.59 million. The Victoria Falls, which happens to be one of the seven wonders of the World and one of the most incredible tourist sites in Africa, is found in Zambia. This spectacular tourist site is nestled on the Zambezi River in Zambia map. The country is bounded by Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Zambia is a unique tourist hub with an exceptional tourist location that stands out on the African continent. In this article, we will furnish you with 15 reasons why Zambia is a perfect African Vacation spot. 

15 Reasons Why Zambia is a Perfect African Vacation Spot

Here are fifteen reasons why Zambia is a perfect African Vacation spot with tangible evidence. When you visit these beautiful places below, you will indeed have a transfigurative experience and will want to build a permanent tent for yourself in these wonderlands.

 1 Victoria Falls 

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The Victoria falls is a stunning tourist site to visit. The tourist destination is unique and phenomenal in many spectacular ways. Aside from being one of the seven natural wonders of the World, it is the World’s biggest waterfalls and one of the most attractive tourist sites in Africa. 

Although this spectacular tourist site has been in existence for ages, it came to the limelight on November 16, 1895, after its discovery by the great explorer and Christian evangelist, David Living Stone. The moment he cast a glance at the stunning site, he was enraptured by an enthralling sense of wonder. As a mark of heroic patriotism, David Living stone named the Victoria Falls after Queen Victoria, who was at the time the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. The Victoria falls Zambia lies at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is called Mosi-oa-Tunya, which is translated as “Smoke That Thunders.” 

2. Fantastic Wildlife

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Zambia is a fantastic tourist destination for lovers of wildlife. You don’t need to travel to Africa’s eastern regions to have a memorable experience with nature. Zambia will give you an unforgettable wildlife experience in its natural form without having to watch from the barricade. The wild animals in this region are allowed to roam freely and not caged in a barricaded area. When you are in Zambia, don’t get scared when you see a lion, hyenas, elephants, elephants, giraffes, leopards, buffaloes, and hippos visiting your lodge. Virtually all the Zambian national parks are unbarricaded, and almost all its buildings have no fence. 

Visit the South Luangwa National park and spend the best time of your life view the wildlife activities in its natural form. You can’t spend a minute here in this region without leaving goosebumps flooding all over your body. Just relax somewhere besides the rustic track and Trail River Camp and enjoy the phenomenal photographic game drives as you watch different wild animals roaming around the vicinity. If you feel uneasy watching this scene, just take a stroll a 

little towards the elevated riverside rim-flow pool to watch Hippopotamus roaming around the river coast. 

3. The Zambian Dark Arts 

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Zambia is renowned for dark arts and witchcraft. Tourists can learn more about dark arts by visiting the Living stone Museum and Lusaka National Museum (LNM). There a lot of exhibits dedicated to this art. If you want to enjoy the richness of African culture and black magic, 

Zambia should be at the top of your bucket list. Among other fetish items found in Lusaka National Museum, the snakeskin belt is one of the creepiest of them all. The soccerers use this charm to get away with unwholesome acts like having carnal knowledge of another man’s wife without his knowledge as he lies in the same bed with them. They are many other fetish dolls used to conjure the dark powers to carry out a supernatural task.  

4. Chaminuka Game Reserve

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Go on a cultural adventure to explore the famous Zambian Chaminuka Games Reserve. The Reserve is located on top of the mountain. This site is an abode for over 72 species of mammals and reptiles. Over 300 species of birds are also found in this game reserve. There is no dull moment in this Reserve as there are many exciting things to see and do. The Chaminuka Games Reserve is a world of its own as there is an avalanche of natural beauty to explore. Just take time to visit this spectacular game reserve and observe nature in its original form. When you visit this tourist destination, you will have the pleasure of seeing wild animals like lions, elephants, 

giraffe hyena, ostrich, etc., as you stroll during a safari tour, or cruise around with your vehicle on a boat while on the lake, etc. The site of cheetahs will take you to the peak of excitement as it sprints with its incredible speed. The sight of this creature will keep your adrenaline rushing and goose-pimples flooding all over your body in exhilaration. You can crown your adventure by enjoying delicious cultural delicacies from one of the onsite restaurants.

5. Kubuabwata Cultural Village

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Explore the rich cultural heritage of Zambia by taking time to visit the Kubuata cultural village. When you visit this tourist destination, you will cherish and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Zambia. One unique thing about this tourist destination is that the buildings reflect the regions’ cultural background as most of the buildings is thatched-roof huts. Over 80 indigenous artists from all the nine provinces in Zambia crafting incredible artworks that will leave you perplexed. Here you will find an avalanche of unique artworks to choose from. These artworks include drums, wood carvings, bijou, traditionally designed fabrics, masks, and woven baskets. The tourists will be well entertained as there will be live performances throughout the art exhibition session. After you must have had a beautiful day admiring the Zambians’ beautiful artwork, please don’t fail to taste the Zambian women’s cuisine skills by visiting their local kitchen. 

 5. Kalimba Reptile Park

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The kalimba Reptile park will give you the best experience you will ever have with reptiles. In this park, you will find different species of reptiles. Here you will find the slender nose crocodile, various species of snakes, tortoise, etc. When you visit this tourist destination, you will have the opportunity to be well informed about the reptiles’ life. When you visit the park, you will have the pleasure of getting familiar with these beautiful creatures. This tourist destination is situated in the northeastern part of Lusaka, approximately 20 kilometers away from the city. You will have a whole lot of fun with nature when you visit the park. It will make the adventure more memorable when you visit the tourist destination with your family. A visit to Kalimba reptile park will give you the best experience of your life with nature. 

6. Amazing Safari Destination 

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Zambia is an amazing Safari destination in Africa. Zambia is known as the location where walking safari is originated. Although currently led by South Africa and Botswana in the continent, Zambia is a great tourist destination. Kafue National 

Park is an interesting place to visit if you are a fauna and flora enthusiast. This park is the second biggest of its kind in the continent. The Safari Park is an abode to many unique creatures that are rare in most parts of the World. You have the pleasure of spending your recreation time with warthog, lions, puku, pangolins, zebra, elephants, hartebeest, impala, and other amazing wildlife. Enjoy the melody of thousand species of birds as they serenade in mellifluous symphony to your listening pleasure in this tourist destination. There are a lot of activities on this Safari. It features land, water, and air. You can take a tour of the river to have a nice time with the Hippopotamus and crocodiles. Some Safaries feature hot air balloon rides and other interesting activities.

7.”Zambia Riviera”

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Visit the biggest man-made dam in the World, located in Kariba, Zambia, and have the best fun of your life. Kariba came to the limelight when a dam was built across the Zambezi River in 1959. The building of this dam commenced on November 6 1956, and it was completed and launched in 1959. Aside from generating electric power, the damn is home to amazing aquatic lives like the crocodile, game fish, Hippopotamus, etc. This amazing lake, fondly called Zambia Rivera, is an interesting place to be. If you are a lover of beautiful places, you will not regret including this tourist destination on your bucket list. After your fun-filled day in the lake, there is an exotic lodge around the tourist destination to relax.

 8. Magnificent Scenery

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 The spectacular landscape view of this country will leave every nature lover mesmerized. In Zambia, you have the pleasure of viewing the fullness of nature’s beauty in all its grandeur. The phenomenal views of the mountain, amazing wildlife, braided rivers, and a whole lot of other magnificent views will leave you perplexed. Zambia’s unique landscape and amazing geographical landscape make it one of the most nature-friendly and attractive tourist regions on the continent. The breathtaking sight of Victoria Falls will leave you perplexed about the mysterious sight of nature. The ethereal beauty of the country’s landscape is so surreal. You may be tempted to blink your eyes a few times to ensure that you are not dreaming. 

Catch a glance at the spectacular view of the Zambezi river and get yourself enmeshed in the splendiferous beauty of nature. You can take a stroll to the lower Zambezi national park, where you will have the pleasure of viewing the obe most beautiful landscape you have ever come across. 

10 Zambia is a Haven of Adventure 

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‘Adventure’ is the right word to use when asked to describe 

Zambia in one word. You can never get enough of Zambia. The country has a lot to offer all fun lovers. From the breathtaking scenery of Victoria Falls, the adrenaline rushing sight in the games reserves to diving in the beautiful beaches, are experiences you can never get anywhere else than Zambia. If you are hiking, diving, and snorkeling enthusiasts, Zambia is the best place to visit as their tourist destinations are well equipped with facilities that will keep you entertained. Pick your hiking boots and embark on a slow and steady walk towards Mafinga Hill. As you ascend to the top of the hill, you will Zambia be enthralled by the incredible views of the low mist. You can as well cruise on the white knuckle and jet boat around on Kafue River. You will experience one of the most thrilling moments of your life with the Victoria falls bridge swing. Just give it a try, and you will be glad you did.

11.An Epic Bat Migration

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If you are a nature lover and a wildlife enthusiast, a visit will give you the most memorable experience of your life. Here you will have the pleasure of seeing over ten thousand million bats. If you are familiar with the Zambian wildlife, you probably must have heard of the Zambian fruit bat migration at Kasanka national park. This spectacular event comes up annually between October and December. During this time, over ten million bats are seen descending the swamp forest of Kasanka national park. These unique creatures’ stunning sight in their full pantheon is breathtaking and an experience every nature lover cannot afford to miss. The sight of these creatures in their numbers is a beauty to behold. 

12 The Amazing Festivals in Zambia 

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The Zambian calendar is inundated with several cultural festivals that will keep you in a festive mood throughout the year. The atmosphere is saturated with celebration. Out of the avalanche festivals, the Kuomboka fiesta remains the most spectacular of them all. Barotseland is unique for being the only place in the World to celebrate floods through ancient traditions. This festival was initiated over three hundred years ago. Kuomboka is translated as ‘to get out of water’ in Silozi Language. This festival is celebrated between the end of March and the second week of April. This festival is celebrated with glitz and glamour, featuring several cultural dances and music. The king tours with a ceremonial barge embellished with a mighty model elephant as a symbol of his royalty. As the king walks in his majesty, the admirers and onlookers dance to the accompaniment of beautiful rhythms and dance. 

13 In Zambia, You find the World’s only Quadripoint.  

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Zambia is unique for being the only county in the World, where four countries meet in a single borderline. Quadrippoint is a meeting point between four distinct territories in the cardinal poll. It is also called the four corners of Africa. The Capri strip’s eastern end is where these four countries, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia, meet. There are more than 150 tripoints in the World with just one Quadripoint, which is Zambia. If you are still looking for a convincing reason to visit Zambia, the country is the only point in the world where four countries meet in a single frontier is a sufficient reason enough to visit the country. The sight of this unique spot that connects four countries in Africa is a beauty to behold. This meeting point is situated at the confluence between the Zambezi and Kuando rivers, which makes it a bit difficult for tourists to visit the four countries all at once.   

14 Zambia is one of the Safest Places in Africa.

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If you are familiar with Zambia, you must have heard about the popular phrase, ‘as safe as great Britain’ attributed to the country. The world economic forum (WEF) recognized Zambia as the safest country in Africa. This recognition has helped to bring this Great Safari destination to the limelight as tourists troupe into the country to feast their eyes on the Victoria Falls’ stunning sight, which happens to be one of the seven wonders of the World and other tourist destinations in the region.  

The US Department of State does an annual routine ranking of all the countries across the globe based on their global peace index evaluation. This evaluation’s determinant factors are based on the country’s domestic and international conflict levels, Global peace index, and societal security and safety. Luckily, Zambia and the UK clinched the 41st position. Together with the country’s travel advisory level 1 status, 

Zambia was ranked amongst the top ten safest countries to visit in 2018. This ranking was one of the country’s unique selling points as it is currently a hot spot for tourists. 

15 Lower Zambezi National Park

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The low Zambezi National park’s breathtaking scenery is a stunning site that beauty to behold despite its undeveloped nature. The Park offers free access t for tourists to have a close view of the variety of wandering games inbound and outbound of the Zambezi channels. You will have the pleasure of viewing over three hundred thousand species of birds. All the lodges in this park provide pickups from either Chirundi, Lusaka, and Kariba. 

A region of the Lower Zambezi valley is home to an avalanche of gigantic mammals like Elephant, Kudu, Hippopotamus, Buffalo, Crocodile, Zebra, and waterbuck. The animals that are most rarely seen are Samango monkeys, eland, and roan. The nocturnal animals most likely seen in this region are honey badger, hyena, porcupine, and civet.  

The most suitable time to visit this region is during the midseason between June to September. However, all operators from both lodge and canoeing departments from April to November. The most favorite lodges that will give you the best experience of your life through the year include Royal Zambezi lodge, Chongwe River Camp, and Kayila lodge.

Conclusion  

Zambia is a haven of adventure. It is a country you visit once and will love to visit again. This tourist destination is one of the most underrated in Africa due to the poor commercialization and publicization of tourist destinations. With about 30% of its landmass reserved for wildlife, 34 game management area, and 20 national parks, Zambia is sure one of Africa’s best tourist destinations. Be as free as the bird while visiting this part of the World. Don’t bother about your safety, and security for Zambia is home for all. Because, amongst other exciting things, Zambia is reckoned as one of the safest countries in the World. Welcome to Zambia, the home to one of the seven wonders of the World. 

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