Lower Zambezi National Park

Zambia 2017

A very happy New Year to you all. I hope you have all had a wonderful festive holidays.. I am not sure where time has gone or how it has raced by so but here we are again with enquiries coming in (hopefully) aplenty.

 

To start the year off here a teaser / nudge / reminder of why Zambia is such an incredible destination and so very worth popping on your list of places to visit in 2017.

Too many good reasons not to visit Zambia this year !!!

Unique Selling Points:

  • Africa’s most peaceful country
  • Origin of the Walking Safari with world class award winning guiding
  • The Victoria Falls is oneof the Natural Wonders of the World. You can even swim on the edge
  • An incredibly warm and welcoming population
  • Exclusivity – Stay inside the National Parks and escape to camps where you do not come across anyone else
  • Something for everyone (single travellers, small groups, honeymoons and families) at different budget levels
  • A huge variety of activities and interests (Aside from walking safaris and game drives : Canoe the Zambezi, seek out the shoebill in Kasanka, Catch a tiger fish or witness the spectacular Bat migration
  • Huge efforts by all in Conservation and Community Projects
  • About 30% of Zambia’s 752,614 km2 is reserved for wildlife with 20 national parks and 34 game management areas in the country.  South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi are the most popular known
Victoria Falls

Some interesting Facts:

  1. There are 14 ecosystems in Zambia, classed into Forest, Thicket, Woodland and Grassland vegetation types
  2. Zambia has approximately 12,505 species—63% animal species, 33% plant species and 4% bacterial and microorganism species
  3. Zambia enjoys an estimated 3,543 species of wild flowering plants. Approximately 53% of flowering plants are rare and occur throughout the country.
  4. A total of 242 mammalian species exist, with most endemic ones occupying the woodland and grassland ecosystems. The Thornicroft Giraffe and the Kafue Lechwe are some of the species endemic to Zambia.
  5. An estimated 757 bird species are known to exist, of which 600 are either resident or afrotropic migrants; 470 breed in the country; and 100 are non-breding migrants. The Zambian barbet is a well-known Zambian species.