Amazing Reasons for Visiting Zambia, Read more to know…
Zambia stands out for its safe, secure and friendly ambiance. They have recently celebrated 50 years of democratic rule and is becoming the next best travel destination. Following are the top six reasons to visit Zambia:-
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There are wide varieties of wild lands which comprise of more than 30% of Zambia’s national parks and you definitely sight big animals including rhino, lion, elephant, leopard, and buffalo. You can get a more intimate experience than any other parks. Walking safari is the original form of safari and was invented here. Strolling here alongside the bushes listening to the wind blowing is unmatched. Seeing the birds chattering and elephants drinking water at the riverbank is like its only you and the animal kingdom.
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The mist can be seen from 12 miles away which draws you & leave you wondering what can create this spectacle. Victoria Falls is the earth’s largest waterfalls situated at Zambia-Zimbabwe border. The waters are more than a mile across, plunging from 355 feet. All the outdoor thrilling activities in this natural setting can be done like water rafting, bridge bungee jumping, abseiling, parasailing.
Migration of Bats
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The world’s largest migration of ungulates is renowned but few know about the golden hued fruit bats around 8-10 million which descend on a wee patch swamp forest in October and December in Kasanka national park. Early morning, you can find more than 7000 bits per second lifting off from the forest and they come back in the evening, swirling which fills the sky. This is the world’s highest density of mammalian biomass marking 5.5 million pounds of flying bats.
Luxurious Bush Camps
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These bush camps are usually small and run by local families, providing a special experience of safaris. You can find them around country’s national parks offering plunge pools, deep copper baths, shaded salas and gourmet meals. Activities of land and water are also there like canoe safari, bird watching, and market visits.
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Zambia is the home of 72 indigenous tribes which have their own language and provides a fascinating door to age-old and forgotten traditions. One of the festivals includes 4-day Makishi masquerade which takes place in August in North West province. This entails masked men coming from the graveyard of Zambezi village and parade through the town having all the kids scream with excitement and horror. They dance nearby the Zambezi River.