Despite high poverty levels and an overreliance on copper prices to keep cash flowing through the governmental coffers, Zambia has weathered the upheavals of post-colonial Africa better than most all of its near neighbors. This is not a country of coups and counter coups, but rather of democracy and capital investment. It’s a place where great engineering feats (just look to the Kariba Dam to see what we mean) sit side-by-side with natural wonders of the world: the winding Zambezi River; the gushing Victoria Falls.
Cities like Lusaka buzz with development, while old Copperbelt towns still churn out ores from their dusty hills. And all the while there’s Zambia’s wild side. This indifferently carries on all over the place. Antelopes hop and scurry through the miombo woods of the south, while elephants dodge leopards on the banks of Lake Tanganyika, and safari goers flock by their thousands to catch a glimpse of it all.
Lets explore the best places to visit in Zambia:
Cascading down to the banks of Lake Kariba in a patchwork of acacia trees, palms, rosewoods and forest figs, the verdant town of Siavonga has established itself as one of the premier holidaying spots in all of Zambia.
It’s peppered with excellent hotels that boast sunning terraces and cafes overlooking the water, while boats bob along the shoreline and the hills of the Zambezi Valley erupt all across the horizon.
On this – the largest reservoir in the world – it’s possible to enjoy oodles of watersports and recreational activities, while Siavonga itself is fringed by pretty beaches and walking trails.