Destination Zambia

10 January 2011

Destination Zambia (DZ) was established from a passion to actively create awareness and promote the Wilds and Wonders of exotic Zambia.

We offer the travel trade a broad range of products to support the selling of Zambia as a destination including, ground handling, central reservations (FIT and packages), tour promotions and training. This is supported by our traveller friendly website which is easy to navigate for the individual and a useful selling tool for the trade. We market to the global arena and welcome FIT and Group enquiries. Service excellence is key to our success.

Zambia’s diversity offers a world in one for travellers who can experience it all from our magnificent wildlife to an array of safaris; adrenalin activities; fishing; houseboats; waterfalls; museums; cultural ceremonies; birdlife and so, so much more.

Tourist regions in Zambia include the famous Luangwa National Park, Livingstone, Kariba, Kafue National Park, Bangweulu Swamps, Lake Tanganyika, Liuwa Plains National park, amongst many other regions. Rated as one of the safest countries in the world to travel, Zambia is an upcoming and ‘must visit’ destination. We believe in the strength of collaboration through the industry and organizations such as ATTA. This encourages sharing of knowledge and ideas; collective promotion of adventure travel; active participation and creativity.

Why is Zambia such a great Destination?
If you want to experience the magnificence of Africa, Zambia is the place to visit. Rated as one of the safest destinations to visit in the world, this sought after destination welcomes all visitors with its great African hospitality. By telling you about Zambia, you will know what we can offer.

Zambia boasts some of the continents best wildlife parks and shares the world renowned Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the World. A safari in the pristine, unspoilt bush of Zambia is one of Zambia’s top attractions. Open vehicles, experienced guides, prolific game, limited vehicle access and more, all contribute to an incredibly special game viewing experience. Safari options include Birding, Photography, Canoeing, Elephant back,

Mobile, Horse back and Walking Safaris, enabling you to get the ultimate safari experience to suit you. With a diversity of over 740 species of birds, birders regularly flock to Zambia for Birding Safaris. This can be done on foot, in an open vehicle or canoeing. Zambia is home of the legendary African Walking Safari. Walking with experienced guides enables you to really experience the sights and smells of the animals and the bush. Being this close to nature is an honor and the memories will never fade.

Zambia has 20 National Parks. Due to Zambia’s diverse landscape, plentiful water supplies, and position between Eastern, Southern and Central Africa, the diversity of Wildlife species is huge. The rivers, of course, support large populations of hippos and crocs and elephants and buffaloes are found in great numbers. Back from the rivers, the woods and grassland provide plenty of grazing for huge herds of ‘plains game’ such as zebras, impalas, puku, waterbucks and smaller antelopes such as duikers and klipspringers. Where there are grazers, you will find predators. Visitors seldom leave without spotting a predator such as lions, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas, but we must admit, cheetahs are more elusive. On the grasslands near Lake Bangweulu you can see vast herds of black lechwe and Kasanka National Park is one of the best places in Africa to see sitatungas – uncommon and notoriously shy water-loving antelopes. Two more endemic species are Thornicroft giraffes and Cookson’s wildebeests. The Wildebeast can best be seen in Liuwa Plain. Despite being described as ‘more of a meander’, the annual Wildebeest Migration here is a massive event, second only to the famous Serengeti migration in Tanzania.

Wildlife is not all Zambia has to offer. Visit Livingstone which is the Adrenaline Centre of Zambia. With over 27 activities to choose from, including Gorge Swinging, Bunji Jumping into the Batoka Gorge, Water Rafting, Encounters with Lions, Visits to the museum, fine dining on the Royal Livingstone express and much more, there will never be a dull moment. That said, one can just as easily relax on the mighty Zambezi, taking a sundowner cruise and watching the famous African Sunset.

Zambia is also an anglers dream, and fisherman travel from all corners of the world to try their luck fishing on the mighty Zambezi River – ever hopeful of landing the might Tiger Fish or the rare, giant vundu.

Zambia has 19 beautiful Waterfalls to visit, the most famous being the magnificent Victoria Falls in Livingstone. There are 9 Lakes, of which 2 are main tourist destinations – Lake Tanganyika & Lake Kariba. Drift on Lake Kariba on a houseboat soaking up the African sunshine. Great accommodation is available at both lakes and activities include, fishing, boating, watching the sunset and enjoying the African hospitality.

As defining as the Wildlife and the bush is, Zambia has numerous Places of Interest and activities which show our rich culture, heritage and history. These include Museums, Cultural Villages, Historical buildings such as Shiwa Ngandu, 20 Cultural Ceremonies, Art Galleries and Monuments.

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