Top Seven Things to do in Zambia

Top Seven Things to do in Zambia

Whether you've got a niche wildlife interest or a need for some authentic cultural immersion, Zambia has got you covered...


Adrenaline Rush

At nearly a mile wide and over 300ft deep Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of water in the world. Do justice to the majestic setting with an equally epic experience such as white water rafting, paragliding, zip-lining, bungy jumping, microlighting or a helicopter flight over the falls.


Shoebill Spotting

Fly into the Bangweulu Swamps ('the place where the water meets the sky' in the local Bemba language) with an expert guide and spend the day searching for elusive and decidedly odd-looking shoebill storks, a true twitcher must-see.


Multi-Day Walking Safari

A full-on walking safari might not be the only thing to do in Zambia, but for those who like things a little wilder, it is undoubtedly one of the most memorable. Spend your days walking between mobile camps with an expert guide, completely immersing yourself in the sights, sounds and smell of the bush.


The Valley of the Leopard

Head to the South Luangwa National Park (otherwise known as the Valley of the Leopard), home to arguably the most prolific wildlife in the country. Search for spotted cats, but keep your eyes peeled for rare wild dogs, who are thriving here thanks to the work of award-winning Zambia Carnivore Programme.


Kufukwila Ceremony

Visit Solwezi in north-west Zambia in May and join the Kaonde people to celebrate the traditional Kufukwila Ceremony. As the first crops of the year are harvested the chief will ceremoniously bless them before a colourful and typically friendly celebration of the region's heritage.


Sundowners in the Kapamba River

Stay at the Kapamba Bushcampa and when the sun starts to set, take off your shoes and roll up your trousers for sundowners in the shallow waters of the Kapamba River. Complete with a lantern-lit table and chairs you'll watch the light fade in a truly spectacular sundowner setting.


Canoeing on the Discovery Channel

Not the American TV channel, rather a channel of the lower Zambezi River, the Discovery Channel is a fantastic setting for a canoe safari. As you glide downstream with your professional canoe guide, listen to soothing birdsong and keep your eyes peeled for crocs and ellies on the riverbanks.