Alternative Zambian traveller pursuits to Victoria Falls
Many Zambia holidays include a trip to Victoria Falls and you can hardly blame tourists flocking to this incredible wonder of nature as gallons of water pour over a prominent ledge on the Zambezi River making for an eerie mist and a vast sheet of falling water which is sure to yield awestruck onlookers and exhilarated tourists.
However, there are far more attractions and landmarks to uncover in the south central African nation beyond one of the world’s most iconic waterfalls. After all, Zambia covers an incredible 752,618 sq km! Either uncelebrated, overlooked or simply unfairly reviewed here are some alternative pursuits to enjoy on your holidays to Zambia.
Located upstream from Victoria Falls lies Batoka Gorge – a great spot to get out on the water yourself and take part in some rafting or kayaking. Taking to the rapids is not only a fun and thrilling adventure trip to get the pulse racing but will also provide a cool release from the sweltering heat and will enable visitors a different angle from which to view the fascinating environment.
Munda Wanga Environmental Park
Who doesn’t love a day out at a wildlife park? Far removed from your typical sanctuary back home, the Munda Wanga Environmental Park is ideal for families when you touch down in the capital Lusaka. Unveiled in 1998, visitors can expect to peruse botanical gardens and a recreational village in addition to incredible African wildlife.
Liuwa Plains National Park
Timing is everything when it comes to visiting the Liuwa Plains National Park. For the most fulfilling of trips, venture to the western Zambian park in November where the annual wildebeest migration takes place. In what is an amazing sight to behold, watch the species in their natural habitat but take a trip to the region as part of a guided tour, given the sheer scale and remoteness of the province.
Royal Livingstone Express
Taking a trip on the Royal Livingstone Express – a vintage steam train is a magical experience that cannot afford to be missed during your Zambian adventure. Combine fine dining with excellent scenery and first class staff who wait on your every need as you power on through rural Zambia. Starting off from the Royal Livingstone Hotel in the town of the same name, journeys take place in the late afternoon providing tourists a spectacular sunset as they head out of Livingstone into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.