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What To See On Your Holidays To Zambia

Apr 28, 2008
A landlocked country in South Africa, Zambia is flanked by Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi and Angola. With its tropical climate, plateaus, mountains, hills and forests, Zambia is resplendent with natural splendour. Waterfalls, beautiful river basins and lakes, make Zambia a haven for the nature lovers.

For pristine natural beauty, a tourist can visit the Zambezi river basin and Congo River basin. For the adventurous travellers or tourists, canoeing, white water rafting, bungee jumping, tiger fishing and river surfing can be a great way to exhibit their bravado. Zambia comprises of national parks that are full of exotic animals and birds. Amidst untamed nature, a visit to Zambia provides opportunities to enjoy fine safaris.

Lusaka is the capital of Zambia and the capital has an assortment of nightclubs, restaurants, and cinemas. Lusaka is situated on a plateau, in south central Zambia. The capital is buzzing with energy with people thronging the shopping malls and other places. The city is a mix of skyscrapers, malls and ancient colonial buildings.

The Kabwata Cultural Village that preserves indigenous arts and crafts and showcases the traditional dancing is a part of Lusaka. Lusaka is also home to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the Munda Wanga Botanical Garderns and Zoo and the National Museum at Lusaka.

There are many national parks in Zambia and Kafue national park is one of the most famous parks in Zambia. Kafue national park is located in the central part, in the southern part of Zambia. The park covers a large area and is a second largest park, in the entire world. A beautiful park, Kafue national park is divided by the Kafue River. The river allows many to indulge in fishing. There are innumerable wildlife species in the park.

A commercial centre that is located about 320 km from the capital is Ndola. It is a significant commercial centre and is a great mineral producing region, in Zambia. The Copperbelt Museum is situated in Ndola. Lake Chilengwa and Lake Kashiba are two of the sunken lakes and the latter one is deal for bird watching. Ndola is situated near Zaire.

The second largest city in the country, Zambia is Kitwe. Kitwe is also a major tourist attraction in Zambia. Kitwe was popular for copper but now, it has become a haven for industries. Kitwe has malls, theatre, cinema and many other facilities, owing to the urbanization and modernization that has uplifted the image of the city. The Mindolo Dam and Makwera Falls and Lake are locate near Kitwe and are popular tourist spots, in Zambia. The Chembe bird sanctuary is also around 30km from Kitwe.

Zambia also has a splendid cascade called Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls is one of the mightiest gushing waterfalls in the world. The spray that comes from the flowing water can be seen 30 km away. Knife Edge Bridge forms the ideal place for viewing the main falls and the boiling pot. Zambia is the best place to enjoy the beauty of the landscape through walking safaris, bird safaris, river safaris, canoeing safaris and elephant back safaris. Zambia with its lovely landscape with natural beauty offers an enthralling experience to a visitor, to the region.
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