Zambia is located in the south of Central Africa. It is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Angola. The main form of transportation available here is by car, since the network of roads is well-developed in the country. There are also two important railways: one connects the country with Zimbabwe, and the other one with Tanzania. International airports are located in Lusaka, Ndola and Livingstone. The main attraction of the country is the famous Victoria Falls, an enormous waterfall, 120 m high and nearly 2 miles wide. It is located in the border region of the country on the Zambezi River. The Zambian side of the waterfall is sometimes unjustly forgotten, but a much smaller influx of tourists makes the access to the waterfall easier than from the advertised Zimbabwean side.

One of the best places to observe Victoria Falls is Knife Edge Point, which can be achieved only by a thin but absolutely safe pedestrian bridge that passes right through these clouds of spray to the rocky cliff, overlooking the river. If the water is low and the wind is favorable, one can see the waterfall and the Zambezi Bridge in full splendor. The dizzying ways of accessing the waterfall include a flight in a helicopter, a light aircraft or a glider, rafting on the white foam of the boiling water on rafts and canoes. Here is also the world's largest 'bungee jumping' attraction, located at the height of 111 meters. Near the waterfall, there is an archaeological site, a small museum famous for its anthropological findings as well as a beautiful National Park.

The country's capital, Lusaka, had been a small and dormant agricultural village until the 1930-s. The City Center is located in the western part. The government district is located somewhat to the east. The city is rich in the architectural and historical monuments. But Lusaka is amazingly rich in diverse galleries featuring the works by local artists. Among the best of them, one can mention the Fine Art Gallery, the Mpala Gallery, the Sculpture Garden in the Garden House Hotel. The Museum of Zinta Community, located to the north-west of the center, represents the traditional crafts of the country.

Another main attraction of the capital is a bustling outdoor market Kamvala. Livingstone is located to the south-west of Lusaka. It is one of the oldest European cities in the country and a starting-point for a journey to Victoria Falls. The Railway Museum, which is located a few hundred meters west of the Livingstone station, is known for a collection of old engines, railway inventory and equipment. The National Museum is a little more attractive and hosts the collection of archaeological and anthropological relics. The main exhibit here is a copy of the Neanderthal skull, whose estimated age is more than 100 thousand years. There are also samples of ritual artefacts and Tonga handicrafts, a collection of accessories for witchcraft, and a collection of things of the famous traveler and explorer David Livingstone. Organize an excursion of the capital with a local Zambian tour operator and visit all important attractions of the capital city.

Siavonga is located not far from Lusaka in the north-eastern end of Lake Kariba, the closest resort to the capital. The waters of this resort are preferred by most people in Zambia due to the spectacular views from the Siavonga dam in the south-western part of the lake. There are great places for fishing and boating here, but it is not recommended to enter the water in unexplored places – the lake is full of crocodiles. Not far from this miraculous attraction, there is Chirundu Fossil Forest with many prints of 150 million-year-old trees and the objects of the Stone Age.

Contact a trusted Zambia travel agency to prepare a trip of lifetime and use the local knowledge of available discounts, cheaper air fares and safer hotels.
Zambia, the Land of Waterfalls