10 Things to Do in Zambia That You Shouldn't Miss

October 5, 2017 Christa Meece

Zambia from Africa region, is best know for Waterfalls. Discover best things to do in Zambia with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Victoria Falls

Zambezi River | Box 61041, Livingstone 10101, Zambia +260 95 5288815
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 791 reviews

Victoria Falls

Reviewed By KEITH P - Southwest Finland, Finland

Victoria falls are many times larger than the 'title' attraction but similar in that you can have wondrous views from two different countries. We travelled during a central African tour and were pleased that the visa and transit procedures between Zambia and Zimbabwe were quick and efficient to allow us to spend time on both sides. February is the beginning of the wet season and there is a far greater amount of water cascading into the gorges. Consequently the spray is equally greater which does diminish the views to a certain extent and render the ponchos that were provided by our hotel quite useless. We noted one enterprising tourist who opted to view in just flip-flops and shorts, which was not as mad as it sounds and could be recommended. Flights above and into the gorge are available although we declined due to weather conditions but this is surely a must see attraction for anyone travelling to Zambia, Zimbabwe or Botswana. It should also be considered to visit the falls during the dry season when the water levels are low, the spray less and the views far more spectacular, but remember insect spray and sunblock.

2. Lower Zambezi National Park

Sud di Lusaka, Lusaka 10100, Zambia +260 97 4424013
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Lower Zambezi National Park

Reviewed By CarolnIan - West Yorkshire

When I agreed to join our party on a trip canoeing down the Lower Zambezi, I hadn't really thought about how scared I would be. Never having canoed before, seeing all the luggage we had to transport, looking at the choppy river, and knowing we had to steer around hippos regularly did not help my anxiety at set off. But the calm encouragement from our tour guide TK, and my gradual building of confidence helped me stay the distance, and complete a very rewarding trip for three days, travelling down the river amidst wildlife, in the Sunshine, camping out under the stars of the southern skies. The peace and tranquility was blissful, the organisation and care on the tour second to none, and sleeping on the sandbanks after eating under the stars was amazing. Animals not so abundant (except for the hippos and crocs which were all around) with them having had good rains last season, but to make up for this our guide took us for an impromptu walk in Death Valley, Manna Pools NP where we saw plenty of game. Excellent trip, an experience of a lifetime.

3. South Luangwa National Park

Mpika, Zambia
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
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5 based on 56 reviews

South Luangwa National Park

Reviewed By dutchxxxx - Mettmann

A very nice park with lots of wild life (including lions, leopards, elephants, giraffe, apes, zebra, cranes, birds) and a diverse landscape. The presence of the Luangwa river makes this park look "green" all year round, so also in winter time (July/August). To enterquickly in the morning at 06:00 am, you can already pay for and obtain your entry document the day before. Than you do not have to queue. For thediehards, one can start driving the "05 escarpment road" starting in the north of this park crossing several rivers and traversing the escarpment (very steep and rocky, so only doable with a 4x4 with low gear! in the dry months) allth way up to the Great North Road, south of Mpika.

4. Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

5th Lane, Chingola 50100, Zambia +260 21 2311293
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust is one of the largest chimpanzee reserves in the world and is internationally recognized as such. Chimfunshi is home to 120 chimpanzees, most of them living in 4 large forested enclosures, and as close to their natural environment as possible. Chimfunshi started as a family-run wildlife orphanage in the north of Zambia, and today Chimfunshi is managed by a Board of Trustees to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Sanctuary. Chimfunshi was founded in 1983 when a game ranger brought a badly wounded infant chimpanzee to the cattle ranch of David and Sheila Siddle. The Siddle's nursed that chimp - named "Pal" - back to health, thereby establishing a tradition of care and respect that forms the legacy of the sanctuary. Once word of Pal's recovery spread, the Siddle's were inundated with orphaned chimpanzees. Sheila Siddle quoted "All I know is that I held a dying chimpanzee in my arms that day and it changed my life forever." Although many of the chimpanzees were confiscated from poachers who attempted to smuggle the infants into Zambia for sale as pets, an equally large number were rescued from dilapidated zoos and circuses from all over Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. With 120 chimpanzees, Chimfunshi is now one of the largest chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world. In 2002, an Education Centre was built to provide a facility to teach the youth of Zambia about ecology and wildlife conservation. Local and international students researching group behaviour and ethnic studies also use it. Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage operates entirely on donations and sponsorship, without the financial support provided by our valued Donors, volunteers and visitors, the sanctuary and its inhabitants could not survive. Join us for a day visit or overnight stay and be intrigued by humans' closest relative and learn about our similarities from our knowledgeable Keepers.

Reviewed By 911vivekn - Chingola, Zambia

Its nice place to visit for chimps lover. Its around 15 Km inside from main road . It is recommended to use 4 wheel driven vehicle while visiting orphanage. There are broadly 3 sections . First section is for orphanage which is about 4-5 km from welcome centre. Other two sections are on other side and are about 2-4 km from welcome centre. About 100 nos of chimps are there in these two sections. Most of mobile networks don't work in this area.

5. Kapishya Hot Springs

North Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Kapishya Hot Springs

Reviewed By WazFi - Lusaka

We spent a couple days in the chalet with some friends and our youngsters. What a relaxing and amazing place. Excellent attentive staff with fantastic natural surroundings. The hot Springs were an added spectacle to wash away the day to day stress from the city. Definitely worth experiencing.

6. Kariba Dam

Siavonga, Zambia
Excellent
38%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 21 reviews

Kariba Dam

Reviewed By Gabriele M - Tete, Mozambique

the dam is something that make respect. the enourmous amount of water taken by this man made wall is impressive. For one time is not only nature impressive in Africa

7. Chishimba Falls

Kasama District, Kasama 80100, Zambia
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Chishimba Falls

Reviewed By famwag - surrey, england

No cafe, no guides but an informative display at the entrance and then it's on the the falls (more often known as chisimba these days but spelling is still a variable matter), where the only concession to visitors is rough-hewn paths. Wandering and clambering from cascade to cascade, you view some from below, some from above and in one case can not only get right up to the water but swim safely in a natural pool perched at the edge of what seemed to us the highest, most vicious drop. It's a differently awesome experience to well-visited falls such as Victoria and well worth the trek out from kasama if your travels take you to the town.

8. The Choma Museum and Crafts Centre

T1, Choma 20100, Zambia +(260)3220394
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
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4 based on 14 reviews

The Choma Museum and Crafts Centre

Reviewed By Sarah D - Choma, Zambia

Best place to buy crafts in or around Choma. Avoid the hassle of Victoria Falls venders, and buy your souvenirs in peace. The prices are excellent and the staff is helpful. Vast selection of baskets, figurines, and moreI haven't found elsewhere. Well stocked and well maintained with new arrivals each time I visit.

9. Devil's Pool

Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road | Victoria Falls, Livingstone 20100, Zambia +260 21 3327450
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Devil's Pool

Devil's Pool is adjacent to the famous Livingstone Island situated on the edge of the Victoria Falls. Guests can choose to enjoy an exhilarating swim to the edge of the falls during their Livingstone Island visit. The Devil's Pool is usually open between mid-August and mid-January - depending on Zambezi water levels. Livingstone Island tours are accessible through Tongabezi Lodge.

Reviewed By 811michael - United Kingdom

We had an incredible experience during our visit to Livingstone in Zambia. Walking along the Devil's Pool and seeing the incredible, stunning settings and the views was quite simply breathtaking. The highlight of the tour was the majestic, stunning and beautiful Victoria Falls, a fall from heaven, with the amazing sight of the waterfall and the thunderous noise of water falling down was an incredible sight and experience. Visiting Devil's Pool and Victoria Falls is a must for those who visit Zambia and are nature lovers.

10. Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya) National Park

Victoria Falls, Zambia +260 21 1278129
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 273 reviews

Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya) National Park

This protected wildlife reserve is small at 66 square kilometers, but is home to many species of wildlife, including a rare rhino.

Reviewed By whenzuc - Woodbury, New York

After Reading so many precautionary comments about the lower water levels in October I questioned why we were even venturing to Zambia. I really enjoyed the contrast of viewing the dry side of Zambia and its rock formations coupled with the misty views from the Zim side. I must admit, however, that this is a significant investment in flights and precious time if you're coming from South Africa just to view the falls. Our helicopter ride was cancelled due to the fog so missed out on the aerial views.

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