Zambia is a great choice if you have a hunger for experiencing the real Africa without too much Western influence - and if you like to travel a little bit rough. Zambia is a rough diamond and provides almost unlimited access to everything you can dream of in terms of breathtaking natural beauty, wildlife and challenging activities.
It is especially the wild and untamed Zambezi River that is worth exploring while travelling in Zambia. This river has one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls on the border with Zimbabwe - the 128-metre-high and world-famous Victoria Falls, which was originally named after the Queen by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone.
National parks and rainforests in Zambia
Most of the country is on a plateau at 1,000-1,300m in height and has a tropical, but moderate climate. The landscape alternates between rainforest, forest savannahs and extensive grass savannahs. And there are several national parks. Among the most popular are South Lwangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi.
Looking for extreme sports and activities?
Get your ultimate adrenaline rush in the southern city of Livingstone where you can go rafting, trekking and bungee jumping.