National parks are rather far apart from each other so choose to spend more time in one area, choose a fly-in safari or be prepared for long travel distances by road.
Formerly Northern Rhodesia, Zambia is made up of a highland plateau (approximately 1000 metres above sea level) which rises toward the east and which – in the north, along the border of DR Congo- houses enormous reserves of copper, cobalt, coal, zinc and lead, the mining of which is of extreme importance to the economy.
Zambia’s rainy season runs from November through to mid April with the cooler winter months being drier. Temperatures are hottest in the build up to the rains at the end of October.
Victoria Falls is generally most spectacular at the end of the rainy season in March when the waters are high. In October, November and December the flow of water on the Zambian side of Vic Falls is light so at this time of year it’s worth taking the trip across to Zimbabwe where the flow of water is much greater.
Some activities, most notably White Water Rafting, are seasonal based on the levels of the river. During high water, generally 20 Jan through to 10 July rafting takes place from Rapids 10 – 25, however the river can close completely in May and June depending on the level of water. During low water, from July through to Jan, a full day of rafting can done from Rapid 1 through to 25.
Zambia is excellent for wildlife photography. No crowds and stunning scenery.
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