This friendly, landlocked southern African country, has a tropical climate and consists mostly of high plateaus. There are also some hills and mountainous areas with river valleys. Northern Zambia is very flat and characterised by broad plains. The World Wildlife Fund has categorised the plateau areas of the North as a large section of the Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands eco region.
Zambia offers excellent safari opportunities and the numerous national parks range from popular tourist destinations to seemingly unexplored wilderness, with an amazing array of wildlife to spot, including the Big 5. Elephants, giraffes, huge herds of grazers, lions and hundreds of bird species are only the tip of the iceberg when talking about Zambia's fauna.
While the South Luangwa National Park surely is the most famous one and a traveller's favourite because of its dense and greatly varied population of wild animals, the North Luangwa National Park is far less crowded and known mainly for its massive buffalo herds and large lion prides that roam here freely.
If you're around in October, head to Kasanka National Park to witness the enormous bat migration, with an estimated 8 million of the little creatures flying in the air above you.
In the Northeast of the country, the south-eastern end of the vast inland sea, Lake Tanganyika is fed by the Kalambo River which has Africa's second highest uninterrupted waterfall, the Kalambo Falls at the border to Tanzania. The clear waters of Lake Tanganyika are home to more than 350 different species of fish and are excellent for angling.
Whether you are looking for exciting game drives or walking safaris in the African bush, adrenaline activities in the great outdoors and in spectacular nature, cultural excursions, a romantic getaway for your honeymoon or a holiday for the whole family, Zambia is a piece of postcard-perfect Africa and the ideal African destination for you.