Zambia is a beautiful country right in the heart of the African continent. It is a premier travel destination with breathtaking wildlife, pristine landscapes and the friendliest people you will ever meet. Zambia has some of the best national parks in Africa and is home to the legendary Victoria Falls. From the markets and excitement of Lusaka to wildlife-rich national parks like Kafue and South Luangwa, Zambia won't disappoint. So grab your binoculars as we explore ten of the best places in Zambia.
Lusaka is the best place to start your Zambian adventure. Lusaka is located in the south of the country and is the capital, the economic center and home to more than 2 million people. Lusaka is a great place to orient yourself and relax in southern Africa. Try the many great restaurants like Bongwe Pub & Grill, a popular hangout for tourists and ex-pats. To get an impression of the local wildlife, go to the outskirts of the city and visit the Lilayi Elephant Nursery. They work with the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned elephants from the Kafue National Park. Here you can watch how they are fed and cared for.
If you're in town on the weekend, visit the Sunday craft market and discover the selection of handmade souvenirs such as jewelry, artwork, and handicrafts. All prices are negotiable, so improve your bargaining skills. Other highlights of Lusaka are the Zambia National Museum and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
Jim is a travel writer and retired lecturer in African Studies. He is a self-described lifelong trekker and his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force gave him the opportunity to experience amazing and exotic destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa. He is at home with a good Wilbur Smith book or somewhere there is a story to tell … [Read full bio]
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