10 Best Attractions in Zambia

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You need to visit Zambia. Its wealth of natural attractions, cultures and landscapes is unmatched. Here are 10 best attractions in Zambia that promise that unforgettable safari experience that Africa is famous for.

  1. Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya by Zambians, is situated on Zambezi River, at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. This spectacular waterfall is the largest in the world, and it is on the fourth largest river in Africa. Exciting things to do in Victoria Falls are bungee jumping, fishing tours, walking excursions and elephant back safaris.

Due to many years of erosion on the Victoria Falls, many rock pools formed and one formed very close to the edge of the fall, thus forming the Devils pool.

Setting foot on the Devil’s pool is only possible between the months of September and December, when the water level drops, and there is minimal current and a natural rock pool (Devils Pool) is seen close to the surface of Victoria falls. It provides a barrier that prevents swimmers from being swept away.

  1. Victoria Falls Bridge

This bridge is the second most sought after attraction after Victoria falls. Enjoy adventurous and thrilling activities like bridge swinging, bungee jumping and bridge sliding. Additionally, a historical tour of the bridge is unforgettable.

  1. Livingstone Museum

The Livingstone Museum is another of the best attractions in Zambia. It is the oldest and the largest museum.  This museum is situated near Victoria Falls, in the heart of Livingstone city. Livingstone Museum has many historical artefacts such as musical instruments, photographs, a model of a life sized African village and David Livingstone’s possessions.

  1. South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is one of the most famous national parks in Zambia. It is a great wildlife sanctuary as many animals gather around Luangwa River and on its oxbow lagoons. This park is home to a variety of plant, wildlife and bird species.

  1. Kafue National Park

Explore Kafue National Park which is the largest park in Zambia, and second largest in Africa. This national park is home to animals like the blue wildebeest, lions, the elephant, leopard and the cheetah among others.

  1. Munda Wanga Environment Park

Munda Wanga Environment Park is a wildlife sanctuary with a recreational village. Some animals seen in the park are lions, jackals, baboons, cheetahs and warthogs. You can also host a picnic in any of Munda Wanga Environment Park’s botanical gardens.

  1. Lusaka National Museum

Visit Lusaka National Museum and learn more about Zambia’s rich history and culture. The museum is divided into four areas namely art, history, witchcraft and ethnography. The paintings, sculptures, cultural and historical artefacts are a must see.

  1. Copperbelt Museum

Copperbelt Museum has two sections, the upstairs and the downstairs. Head down stairs and learn about the mining history of Zambia and copper processing. The upstairs section has interesting things to view such as talking drums, witchcraft artefacts and ornaments among others.

  1. Railway museum

This museum is located in Livingstone city and it preserves the railway heritage of Zambia. The items on display include historic steam locomotives, the smallest railway memorabilia and vintage coaches. Additionally, learn about the history of Jews in Zambia from the many exhibitions in the museum.

  1. Lake Kariba

When you visit Zambia explore Lake Kariba, which is the largest artificial lake in the world. It is located on the Zimbabwean border, in the southern province. Take a boat ride and discover Lake Kariba Dam, and eat their delicious local crayfish.

 Attractions in Zambia are out of this world. If you are in Lusaka on a Saturday, be sure to visit Dutch Market to buy artefacts from Zambia and the neighbouring countries. Some of the unique things you will find there include Zambian copper plates and Zimbabwean soap stones.


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