For many travellers, traditional wildlife safaris and the grandeur of the enchanting Victoria Falls are the mainstay of holidays in Zambia. A trip to the country, however, proves a safari adventure here is no mere add on. Boasting an array of amazing landscapes and permanent rivers that are proven magnets for exotic wildlife, Zambia offers raw nature at its finest and a flurry of activities to remember for all time.
Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa bordered by Angola in the west, Tanzania in the east, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the north, and Botswana and Zimbabwe in the south. With an area of 290,586 square miles, it is the 39th largest country in the world — roughly the combined size Ukraine, Greece and Montenegro, or the combination of Texas, Vermont, and Maryland. Its capital city, Lusaka is located in the south central part of the country.
Visitors will either arrive in the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka or the Livingstone Airport (LVI), just outside of Livingstone. There are a number of international airlines flying in from neighboring African countries, like South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, and Tanzania. Flights from North America can be arranged with South African Airways or British Airways. European airlines such as Air France, KLM, and Lufthansa also fly to Zambia, via Johannesburg or Harare (Zimbabwe). You can also get direct flights from Dubai to Lusaka via Emirates Airline.
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Uganda is an East African country covering 197,100 square kilometers of land and 43,938 square kilometers of water. It shares its borders with Kenya to the east, Congo DRC to the west, Tanzania to the south, and South Sudan to the north. With a total area of 241,038 square kilometers, Uganda is the 81st largest country in the world and has an estimated population of 35,873,253. Its currency is the Uganda Shilling (UGX), while its people are referred to as Ugandans.
It’s simple – Uganda offers a unique and more intimate experience! Other countries may have more popular safaris, but this actually works to Uganda’s favor, since it means there are fewer crowds and more accommodation options. Safari packages are also customizable and relatively more affordable so you can enjoy its many wonderful sights and sounds without necessarily exceeding your budget.
Moreover, there’s no better place in Africa to experience gorilla and chimpanzee tracking activities, which is essentially the equivalent of the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Warm, welcoming people, unforgettable scenes, and a ton of new memories to make – what’s not to love? Book your Ugandan safari adventure today!
Right now! National parks are open long periods of time during the year, so you can get started on prepping your trip as soon as possible. However, the dry season (July — October) is ideally the best time for game viewing activities. The wildlife camps are closed during the rainy season (December to March) to accommodate the rising water levels in the rivers. This just means there’s beautiful greenery everywhere and abundant bird migrations to keep you and your camera busy.