Top Ten Things to See in Zambia (with Photos)

Here’s a list of the top ten things you should do if you visit Zambia, a country in Southern Africa. Zambia lies southwest of Tanzania, which is featured in my book Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill. The two countries are similar in many ways, with plenty of opportunities to see amazing natural beauty, go on thrilling wildlife safaris, and experience Africa’s unique culture.

This list is based on my own experiences when I lived in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital and largest city. These activities and destinations will give you a taste of what this interesting country has to offer.

1. Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya (Zambia/Zimbabwe): Arguably the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls in Southern Province never ceases to amaze visitors. This is Zambia’s — and Zimbabwe’s — biggest tourist attraction. It lives up to its local (Tongan) name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning “The Smoke that Thunders.” Most visitors stay in the nearby towns of Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The upper falls is in Zambia, while the lower portion is on the Zimbabwe side. Both offer different and spectacular views of this natural wonder. Of special note are the two statues of the explorer and missionary David Livingstone (1813-73) locate on each side of the falls. Livingstone is still revered by many Zambians, and the City of Livingstone is named after him.

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The best time of the year to visit the falls is between July and September, when the Zambezi River is aplomb with water. In November and December, the falls are almost dry and look like a canyon. Heavy rainfall fills the Zambezi between January and May, and it’s difficult to see the falls through a wall of mist created by falling water.

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For a few weeks in November, the water level is so low that visitors can swim in the “Devil’s Pool.” It’s an experience of a lifetime and highly recommended if you visit at that time. The pool lies at the edge of the falls with a 105-meter (350 foot) drop on the other side. Although it looks terrifying, the Devil’s Pool offers brave souls the sensation of swimming in a whirlpool bathtub. If you’re an adventurous sort, there’s also bungee jumping or zip lining from the Victoria Falls Bridge and whitewater rafting in some unruly rapids below the falls. Keep in mind that these activities can be dangerous. In January 2012, an Australian woman nearly died when she bungee jumped off the bridge and the cord snapped, sending her plummeting more than 110 meters (360 feet). Thankfully, she survived both the plunge and the crocodiles below.

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2. South Luangwa National Park: South Luangwa National Park is one of many national parks in Zambia, and the most popular, because it’s filled with abundant wildlife. It’s a short flight or a ten-hour drive from Lusaka via Eastern Province. Flying is more convenient but can be expensive. The daytime and nighttime game drives in South Luangwa are fabulous.

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For high-end lodging, stay at the Chichele Lodge, the presidential retreat of former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda (1964-91), or at Mfuwe Lodge. There are numerous less expensive lodges and bush camps in and around the park.

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3. Lower Zambezi River: The Lower Zambezi River basin in Southern Province is a short drive south from Lusaka and a great place for a long weekend getaway. There are several lodges near the towns of Chirindu and Chiawa not far from the confluence of the Zambezi and Kafue rivers. It’s great for bush camp excursions, hunting, fishing, and boat cruises, and popular with tourists who want to fish for tigerfish or camp “in the bush.”

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4. Northern Circuit: Zambia is keen to promote tourism in Northern Province on the Tanzanian border. Kasaba Bay on Lake Tanganika, one of Africa’s Great Lakes, is currently under development as a major tourist destination. Once it’s completed sometime in the next decade, the area will boast several high-end resorts. Fly to the Mbala airport near Kasaba Bay, or into the regional capital, Kasama. Hire a car and travel the back roads through beautiful country with subtropical forests, colorful villages, and spectacular waterfalls overshadowed by Victoria Falls such as Chishimba Falls.

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5. Saturday Dutch Market: Every last Saturday of the month, Zambia’s largest open-air market sets up shop at the Dutch Reformed Church in the Kabulonga area of Lusaka. Artisans from Zambia and neighboring countries bring their arts and crafts to you. It’s one of the few places where you can find Zimbabwean soap stone sold next to Zambian copper plates. You can also taste a variety of ethnic dishes and buy produce. If you miss this market, try the smaller Sunday Market at the Arcades Shopping Centre in Lusaka that happens every week. Be sure to bargain – the vendors will reduce prices below their original quotes and expect you to barter.

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6. Lake Kariba: Spend a weekend on the world’s largest artificial lake, Lake Kariba, located in Southern Province on the Zimbabwean border. Stay in the town of Siavonga for a relaxing getaway. Take a boat cruise and visit Lake Kariba Dam. Dine on local crayfish. Click here for a detailed account of our trip to Lake Kariba in 2010.

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7. Western Province/Barotseland: Western Province, also called Barotseland, is a large and relatively remote province on the Angolan border. To get there, fly to the capital, Mongu, and hire a car, or self-drive. The province is home to Liuwa Plains National Park, the most isolated and least visited of all national parks in Zambia.

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It’s worth a trip in November at the end of the dry season to see the world’s second largest wildebeest migration, when the herds turn south and head to Namibia. A word of caution — the park is very remote and impassible by land during the rainy season. Even with a 4’x4′ vehicle, the roads are very sandy and difficult to navigate any time of the year. It’s better to visit with an experienced guide.

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Western Province is also worth a visit in April to watch the Kuomboka Traditional Ceremony held each year by the Lozi tribe commemorating the end of the rainy season. The date varies with the end of the season. Held at the Barotse king’s palace in Limilunga, it is arguably the country’s most famous traditional ceremony and a great example of Zambian culture. The gift shop at the Barotse Royal Museum sells local arts and crafts. With recent political unrest in Western Province, ask ahead if you’re thinking about attending a ceremony, and avoid discussing Barotseland with locals.

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8. Kafue National Park: Although not as famous as South Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Park in Central Province is a good weekend getaway from Lusaka. It’s Zambia’s oldest and largest national park. Although it suffered for years from game poaching, the animal population has recently rebounded. It’s an easy three-hour drive west of Lusaka, and after a paved road is built, north from Livingstone. Stay at Mukambi Lodge, which is easily accessible from the highway, or at one of several lodges that follow the Kafue River south to the Itezhi-Tezhi Dam. Go with an experienced guide if you plan to venture off the beaten path.

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9. Visit a compound: Most urban Zambians live in neighborhoods known as “compounds.” Ask a local whom you trust to take you in the daytime to one of the safer compounds. Try drinking Shake-Shake chibuku (fermented corn meal) at a local pub. Two of the largest and safer compounds in Lusaka are the Bauleni and Kalingalinga compounds. Walk around the compound and savor the unique flavor of everyday Zambian life. Meet new friends who will be curious why you’re visiting. Leave your valuables at home to avoid petty theft. Below:  Kipushi, a town on the Zambian-DR Congo border.

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The following photos were taken in compounds around Lusaka and Solwezi, the capital of North-Western Province.

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10. Kasanka Bat Migration: Each October, the world’s largest migration of giant fruit bats happens at Kasanka National Park in Northern Province. You’ll go batty with excitement or fear from the approximately eight million fruit bats that swarm harmlessly above you in a beautifully orchestrated dance.

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I couldn’t list everything you can do when you visit Zambia. Some honorable mentions include the Source of the Zambezi River, a place of special significance to the Zambian people, in the remote Mwinilunga district of North-Western Province; Shiwa N’gandu in Northern Province; the mines of Copperbelt Province; Lake Bangweulu in Luapula Province; and the Livingstone Memorial in Itala where David Livingstone’s heart (yes, his heart) was buried under an Mvula tree.

The Zambian climate fluctuates between the dry season (July-November) and the rainy season (December-May). Although the best times to visit are in May and November, Zambia is always beautiful and welcomes you with open arms.

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This is an updated version of a blog entry originally posted in April 2011.

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Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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164 Comments

  1. March 22, 2012    

    Wow! Great pics! Thanks for sharing this, Mike. Loved it! I’ll definitely share on Twitter and FB 🙂

  2. utpal sharma's Gravatar utpal sharma
    March 22, 2012    

    i wish , to have a visit to Zambia once in my life.feeling good in the way of returning home from hectic office works. Thank you!

  3. April 3, 2012    

    Nice list dude! I love all the pictures. Africa is quite a beautiful place.

  4. April 3, 2012    

    Zambia has now been added to the list of places to visit…

    • Lovell's Gravatar Lovell
      April 3, 2013    

      Thank you to not that Zambia is such a beautiful country to visit.

      • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
        April 3, 2013    

        You’re welcome! Thanks for visiting World Adventurers and enjoying travelogues like this one about Zambia!

  5. April 3, 2012    

    The Victoria Falls is absolutely breathtaking

  6. April 3, 2012    

    Thanks for the post.
    Beautiful photography!
    Someday I’m gonna visit Africa.

    • April 3, 2012    

      Make that ‘someday’ today! 😀

      The pictures are breathtaking. Nice one!

      • April 3, 2012    

        Thanks. Worth considering really. Love to see Africa.
        I’ve been to U.K., U.S.A. Japan and other countries, but never in the dark continent yet.

  7. April 3, 2012    

    Wow, you’ve captured a true soul of Africa. Really nice photos

  8. April 3, 2012    

    Wow.. So complete and so interesting!

  9. April 3, 2012    

    Each country in our earth has it’s unique, including Africa and Zambia. They have “animal theatre” and other natural things.

    Beautiful pic.s !

  10. April 3, 2012    

    It’s official. Zambia is now the top of my travel list! thanks for posting these amazing pics.

  11. April 3, 2012    

    Now I have to visit Zambia before I die! Great post, love the pictures of the animals at the National Park!

  12. April 3, 2012    

    nice share…its really a good pict

  13. Lotto Ergebnisse's Gravatar Lotto Ergebnisse
    April 3, 2012    

    Brilliant pictures! Two pictures one that says “No money no life” and the other one ” and the other one says “Obama – World of spirits, drinks and groceries” are hilarious.

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      April 3, 2012    

      The names of some local Zambian businesses are so funny! My favorite was the “Jesus is Lord” Bar.

      • Lotto Results's Gravatar Lotto Results
        April 3, 2012    

        Obama – World of spirits, drinks and groceries –That is so funny lol.

  14. Nurul Fitri Lubis's Gravatar Nurul Fitri Lubis
    April 3, 2012    

    I’m not doubt that African countries are beautiful..

    cheers,
    Nurul

    http://nurulfitrilubis.wordpress.com/category/blog-in-english/

  15. dogsaremylife's Gravatar dogsaremylife
    April 3, 2012    

    What a gorgeous place, the photo’s are fantastic, definitely makes me what to see it all for myself, maybe one day 🙂

  16. April 3, 2012    

    Zambia through your post sounds like a truly fascinating country..Lovely pictures and nicely written post…Zambia just got included in my to visit list of places.

    • April 4, 2012    

      Zambia is absolutely a breath-taking place and the Zambian people the most welcoming in Africa. We were there two years ago. Visited the Victoria Falls and went on a game drive. Amazing experience. English is the official language, so you pretty much get around easily.

  17. April 3, 2012    

    Very beautiful pictures. It must have been a life time experience to see the animals in their natural habitats.

  18. limey's Gravatar limey
    April 3, 2012    

    As someone who grew up in Zambia, I approve of this list and over the years I have done most of them.

    The Victoria Falls are rightly number one. I can’t remember how many time I have seen them, they are a wonderful sight and only the Grand Canyon has challenged them as my favorite place in the world.

  19. limey's Gravatar limey
    April 3, 2012    

    Reblogged this on A limey's ramblings and commented:
    I’m reblogging this because Zambia is a country I love and anything that promotes Zambia in a positive way get my vote.

    This is a great list and I am proud to have been able to do most of the items on that list while I was growing up there.

  20. Nurul Fitri Lubis's Gravatar Nurul Fitri Lubis
    April 3, 2012    

    If you have plan to visit Kenya, to see the other side of Africa, you’re welcome to visit my blog as the information

    http://nurulfitrilubis.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/kenya-and-its-wild-life/

  21. April 3, 2012    

    I Have to say Beautyfullll………………….but too long…i did’nt read completely but pics are great….

    http://www.shanicomputers.wordpress.com

  22. April 3, 2012    

    Beautiful country and amazing photographs! Thanks for sharing this post with all of us in the world 🙂

  23. April 3, 2012    

    wow

  24. mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
    April 3, 2012    

    Thanks all for the great comments! I’m glad you like the photos and post. I live in Thailand now, and everytime I see these photos it reminds me of how beautiful Zambia is. It’s a great country and tourist destination.

    I also posted a top ten for Korea here: http://worldadventurers.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/top-ten-things-to-do-in-korea-with-photos/. I plan to post top ten lists for other countries where I’ve lived, Paraguay and Thailand, soon.

  25. April 3, 2012    

    incredible photo’s

  26. April 3, 2012    

    Zambia has always been so beautiful 🙂 Amazing pics! Cheers

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  27. aleksledocteur's Gravatar aleksledocteur
    April 3, 2012    

    UAUUU, I would love to go to Africa, especially this part, Zambia, Tanzania… Those photos makes you wanna go there now.

    Great job.

    • April 3, 2012    

      Nice list dude! I love all the pictures. Africa is quite a beautiful place.

  28. April 3, 2012    

    Brilliant pictures! Would love to see your other top ten posts.

  29. April 3, 2012    

    keren
    menarik
    dan pastinya aku suka dnegan hasilnya….
    salam hangat dari blue

  30. April 3, 2012    

    I miss Africa so much. I was born in Zimbabwe and now live in Australia. These photos pluck at my heart strings! Beautiful photography!

  31. April 3, 2012    

    Beautiful Indeed!

  32. April 3, 2012    

    very nice

  33. April 3, 2012    

    Wow! wht can I say….Zambia has now caught my imagination! 🙂

  34. April 3, 2012    

    Wow, wonderful photo’s and nice to have a top ten list…
    You have a wonderful blog and congrats on being freshly pressed (that’s how I found you)…Letizia

  35. all's Gravatar all
    April 3, 2012    

    Great post. Makes me want to go back again and encourage all who can to go visit and touch the African earth.

  36. April 3, 2012    

    I really loved the pictures, great job 🙂

  37. April 3, 2012    

    Great list… AWESOME SHOTS!
    Perhaps you should have used more tags, though….

  38. April 3, 2012    

    These are some of the most insanely gorgeous and amazing pictures I’ve ever seen. You’ve captured a lifestyle and “zone” of life that I’d never get to see if not for you doing so.

    Val
    http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

  39. April 3, 2012    

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage? My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my visitors would definitely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks a lot!

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      April 3, 2012    

      Hi, thanks for asking. Sure, it’s okay to reblog, repost or quote as long as you credit and provide links back to my site. Thanks!

  40. Tamara Gonzalez's Gravatar Tamara Gonzalez
    April 3, 2012    

    I love the way you describe the places, the photos are AMAZING.

  41. April 3, 2012    

    Thank you so much for sharing the wondeful pictures.

    We just came from Zambia and did the following additional activities that are FUN!

    1) Ride a Microlite over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River

    2) Take a Full Day White Water Rafting Trip down the Zambezi River (the trip starts by Victoria Falls in a Class 5 Rapid)

    3) Walk with the Lions in a Lion Preserve

  42. April 3, 2012    

    It’s such shame that so many Americans (myself included) know so little about Africa. Man, these photos make me want to visit and learn more about the continent, it’s peoples, nations, cultures, climes, and wildlife.

  43. Diane's Gravatar Diane
    April 3, 2012    

    Reblogged this on My Art Zone and commented:
    Yesterday I blogged about 7 Things… one of which included being born in Zambia and today this post was promoted on Freshly Pressed! Fantastic photos – makes me feel quite homesick!

  44. April 3, 2012    

    An amazing adventure and you really provided an excellent analysis of places to travel within the country. I love the falls, I remember watching this on a National Geographic documentary and I’m so impressed you were able to discuss it in greater detail. A wonderful post.

  45. April 3, 2012    

    What’s truly bizarre is that I would never associate Zambia with waterfalls — but they’re gorgeous, and learning that’s the biggest tourist attraction made me feel slightly less worldly!

    😉

    Thanks for the education…it was a beautiful one!

  46. April 3, 2012    

    Thanks for capturing and sharing so much beauty.

  47. April 3, 2012    

    Def the most beautiful place on earth, love the photos love the story…

  48. April 3, 2012    

    As an ex-African Travel consultant its so refreshing to see a list with some surprises! There are a few places/things to see/do on here that I would have never known about.

    Makes me miss Africa!

  49. April 3, 2012    

    Great destination to travel! beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing an enjoyable post.

  50. April 3, 2012    

    Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos! I have a dear friend in the Peace Corps who is stationed in Zambia right now and he hasn’t had a chance to post many photos or share a lot of what it’s like. This post showed up on the WordPress homepage right on time! <3

  51. April 3, 2012    

    Fabulous post. My family is from Zimbabwe and I lived there for a year so these photos reminded me of home 🙂 Thoroughly enjoyed this!!!!

  52. April 3, 2012    

    So close to nature – people coexisting with beauty on earth. A glimpse into a life style soon to become extinct and you captured it for all of us in a way that makes us feel we were there with you.

  53. April 3, 2012    

    Wow, all the places you’ve mentioned look incredible and your photos are beautiful. It’s a very helpful guide if we ever get a chance to travel to Zambia, which I would love to do some day! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!

  54. April 3, 2012    

    great…it reminds me of my trip to South Africa and specifically Kruger National Park 🙂

  55. April 3, 2012    

    I love these waterfall…

  56. phenomenal scenery. it’s wildly adventurous and terrifying at the same time.

  57. April 3, 2012    

    Love this, thank you for sharing 😀

  58. April 3, 2012    

    Great post, Great photos – thanks for sharing! Congrats on being FP!

  59. thebitchybride's Gravatar thebitchybride
    April 4, 2012    

    I’ve seen two of these ten (Vic Falls and Kariba Lake) and hope I get to go back one day to see the rest. Amazing photos! x

  60. paulgoree's Gravatar paulgoree
    April 3, 2012    

    Nice tour of Zambia and beautiful Victoria Falls!

  61. April 3, 2012    

    I’d love to go to Africa. My wife and I have been praying about going to Ghana to help with an orphanage called Haven of Hope, but I must confess that seeing a few countries while on that continent would be nice as well. Thanks for the beautiful pictures of Zambia!

  62. April 3, 2012    

    Such a beautiful land! Top Ten posts are such a great way to share our world. Thanks for the photos, and the tips. Be careful with the Chibuku.

  63. April 3, 2012    

    Beautiful pictures! I am South African with many Zambian friends, so Zambia is certainly on my list of places to go. I dig the Obama cafe!

  64. April 4, 2012    

    Great photos. Thanks for sharing. Connie
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

  65. fashionjunkiiee's Gravatar fashionjunkiiee
    April 4, 2012    

    Breathtaking photography! Gosh, I want to travel the WORLD…

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  66. April 4, 2012    

    I have never been there before but it sounds great! I’ll have to make that on my “bucket list”. Great article.

  67. April 4, 2012    

    It sure looks hot there. Great pictures!

  68. April 4, 2012    

    Beautiful! Most of those sound like great things to see!
    http://www.blonderobyngirl.wordpress.com

  69. April 4, 2012    

    Reblogged this on Ivan Rezende and commented:
    Incrível!

  70. April 4, 2012    

    Zambia is a wonderful tourist destination. Waterfall pics are awesome! Natural beauty and wildlife is too fabulous to resist!

  71. April 4, 2012    

    I’d love to visit Victoria Falls someday! I had just heard about the woman who had survived her accident there, I would enjoy watching others bungee off the bridge, but am not sure If I would have it in me to try it myself! Great pictures, love the glimpse of a totally different experience there.

  72. April 4, 2012    

    Hey there, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, excellent blog!

  73. April 4, 2012    

    This is awesome!
    I lived in Zambia for a year and I really enjoyed the trip down memory lane! Zambia really is one of Africa’s hidden jewels and I loved seeing all the pictures!!!!
    (and swimming at the edge of the falls is amazing. everyone should experience Victoria Falls in every season, so beautiful!)

  74. sonjarosas's Gravatar sonjarosas
    April 4, 2012    

    What an amazing post. Thanks so much for taking me on a Tuesday trip to the bush. I’ve always wanted to go and I’m glad I got a chance to see all these things through your lens. 🙂

  75. sports's Gravatar sports
    April 4, 2012    

    verry good site

  76. April 4, 2012    

    Fabulous post and beautiful photos! I’d love to see the Victoria Falls in particular!

  77. April 4, 2012    

    Amazing pics! 🙂 This would be the “trip of a life time” to make. 🙂 Thank you for posting.

  78. April 4, 2012    

    Such amazing pictures, Zambia looks like a place full of culture. I can’t even imagine what it must be like to be face to face with an giant elephant! Did it try to attack you? 😛

    Beautiful post,
    Katie

    http://katieraspberry.wordpress.com/

  79. fayzwordz's Gravatar fayzwordz
    April 4, 2012    

    Hi! We went to Vic Falls and South Luanga National Park last year. Absolutely fabulous!! I loved Zambia and wish I could visit again one day to see the other places you mention in your Top 10 list! Thanks for sharing your photos – mine are still being edited!! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  80. jamielynne82's Gravatar jamielynne82
    April 4, 2012    

    This brought back so many memories of my trip there. I need to head back!!

  81. April 4, 2012    

    Gorgeous photos, and great information. It is a lifelong dream of mine to visit Africa one day. Thanks for an amazing post!

  82. April 4, 2012    

    Great pictures, worth visiting!
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  83. Hanggar PS's Gravatar Hanggar PS
    April 4, 2012    

    huuumt nice article

  84. Bobby Kim's Gravatar Bobby Kim
    April 4, 2012    

    Reblogged this on Bible and My Life.

  85. April 4, 2012    

    beautiful photos 🙂

  86. mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
    April 4, 2012    

    Thank you all for your comments and well wishes. I appreciate it and am so happy you discovered my blog! Life is crazy at the moment with my new e-book, releasing it in print tomorrow, and now, Freshly Pressed! After this is over I’ll try to stop by your blogs and say hello. Thanks so much for connecting.

  87. April 4, 2012    

    You are able to live what most people only dream about! Beautiful!!!!

  88. April 4, 2012    

    Beautiful photos! I grew up in Tanzania, but one of my closest friends lived on a farm in Livingston where you could see the mist from Victoria Falls. I had the privilege of visiting her there a couple of times and it is absolutely one of the most stunning places that I have ever been and one of my favorite in all the world . The falls are so powerful, I love the way that you get drenched by the mists just by being near it.
    I travel a lot, and take only 3 “home” items with me every time that I move countries, one of the three is a photograph of Vic falls which I will always cherish. Thanks for sharing! Zambia love!

  89. April 4, 2012    

    What a great collection of photos. Zambia is a wonderful country – I was last there, canoeing down the Zambeezi the day that Princess Diana died in fact, so my memories are a little hazy/surreal. I am definitely too chicken for the ‘Devil’s Pool’ and as for that poor Australian girl bungee jumping….how horrific.

  90. April 4, 2012    

    Reblogged this on mimbwa and commented:
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  91. April 4, 2012    

    Fourth photo down for some reason caught my eye above all the rest. Something about seeing such a deep gorge (better word?) like that with the small waterfall at the top is just something you don’t see in too many places!

  92. April 4, 2012    

    Thank you so much!! I just booked a trip to Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi today! This will be so helpful when I get closer to the date.

  93. April 4, 2012    

    I want to go see all of these things now!

  94. Ruby Sanchez's Gravatar Ruby Sanchez
    April 4, 2012    

    LOVE YOUR PHOTOS

  95. April 4, 2012    

    Incredible sights! Thank you for sharing!!!!

    ♥ Love and light ♥

    Jennifer

  96. April 4, 2012    

    Such a great post. I really enjoyed reading about all the amazing places. It just makes me wanna go there even more. Pictures are great.

  97. April 4, 2012    

    gr8 pictures, nice article, thanks for sharing

  98. April 4, 2012    

    Thanks for such a great blog entry! I’d love to reblog this on my blog (once I figure out how to do that). I’ve been to Zimbabwe several times but I’ve never been to Vic Falls or Lake Kariba. These photos definitely make me want to visit them. Thanks again!

  99. mike's Gravatar mike
    April 4, 2012    

    Nice

  100. April 4, 2012    

    I loved it, and you photos….I make my own memories in my blog, I invite you to read it! http://almalmundo.wordpress.com/

  101. April 4, 2012    
  102. April 4, 2012    

    Love your photo of the giraffe bent over drinking water. It’s the first time I’ve seen a photo of a giraffe doing this. And I love all the elephants photos. One elephants looks like he needs to go on a diet.

  103. April 4, 2012    

    Wow… I never know zambia have a beautiful spot because when I looking for vacation in Africa there is only cape town in my mind first. Thank you for sharing

  104. April 4, 2012    

    Thanks for sharing this get post. Zambia is absolutely amazing, and I would recommend anyone who wants to go on a special vacation, honeymoon, or anniversary to certainly think about it. You can never go wrong and you will get your money’s worth. One of the most politically stable countries in Africa, and the Zambian people are the most friendly people on earth. Amazing pictures, Thanks for sharing!

  105. April 4, 2012    

    Reblogged this on Live Your Fuller Life!.

  106. Anarya Andir's Gravatar Anarya Andir
    April 4, 2012    

    Wow is all I have to say! What an amazing post and what beautiful photos. You also lived in Zambia??? I was there for 6 years (in school) in Lusaka and I remember it every single day of my life. It’s such a beautiful country. It will always be close to my heart and I will consider myself blessed if I ever return to Zambia. I’m so glad someone wrote about it :). Thank you!

  107. dreamz infra's Gravatar dreamz infra
    April 4, 2012    

    great pictures and nice articles….

  108. Kas's Gravatar Kas
    April 4, 2012    

    This post gave me chills and brought back so many memories.I’ve been to most of the places on the list.It’s so surreal how you captured the details.As a Zambian,I definitely enjoyed this post.Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a memorable experience.I will be reblogging this.:)

  109. Kas's Gravatar Kas
    April 4, 2012    

    Reblogged this on globalenthusiasticgirl.

  110. James's Gravatar James
    April 4, 2012    

    Zambia looks like a very beautiful and interesting place. I knew a guy from Zambia when I was in college he was a cool guy…

  111. luckyluwi's Gravatar luckyluwi
    April 4, 2012    

    Reblogged this on Bits of Luwi and commented:
    MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY 🙂

  112. April 4, 2012    

    This is amazing I really love all the pictures. I am attending college to get a degree in Digital Media/Film and my dream job is to go around the world and visit as many countries as possible while taking pictures and documenting every moment of my time.

  113. Amy's Gravatar Amy
    April 4, 2012    

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I hope to see all of Zambia’ beauty in person someday!!! Thanks again for posting!!!

  114. April 4, 2012    

    What a nice meander down memory lane; lovely to read about familiar places and ‘see’ them through the eyes of another. Great blog, stunning photographs and deserves its place on freshly pressed. Well done!

  115. John Saddington's Gravatar John Saddington
    April 4, 2012    

    Reblogged this on 8BIT.

  116. April 4, 2012    

    Great pictures, sadly I wont be able to include this part of Africa into my trip this summer but I’m sure Tanzania will be great aswell 🙂

  117. April 5, 2012    

    Oh my Lord, it’s beautiful.

  118. April 5, 2012    

    Wow! Now that’s an adventure. Thanks for the post! I’ve only been to West Africa. I would like to visit Zambia at one point.

  119. April 5, 2012    

    Great post and great pictures. I can’t wait until I go to Africa, whenever that may be, but it will be in the next few years for sure. I have a friend from Africa who owns a teak farm and he says I’m welcome anytime, it will be a lot of fun.

  120. April 5, 2012    

    Reblogged this on Ania Archer.

  121. April 5, 2012    

    wonderful adventure and wonderful photos, bye from italy, Nik

  122. csailland's Gravatar csailland
    April 5, 2012    

    Amazing ! Thanks for the picture ! Looking forward to go to Zambia 🙂
    Les Baroudeurs

  123. April 5, 2012    

    Wow! Amazing pictures! Can’t wait to visit Zambia some day.

  124. mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
    April 5, 2012    

    Thank you, everyone! Your responses have been overwhelming! I was surprised to be featured on Freshly Pressed and even more by how many of you have visited and posted positive comments! To my Zambian brothers and Zambia-philes, I apologize for letting the world know what a beautiful place Zambia is. My time there was magical. So often it’s overshadowed by its neighbors, but it’s a hidden gem. I hope all of you will consider adding Zambia to your itinerary if you’re planning a trip to Africa. It’s a special place. After this roller coaster ride is over, I’ll go through all the comments and well wishes and stop by to visit your blogs too. Thanks for your support!

  125. April 5, 2012    

    Amazing pictures! I would love to get there one day!

  126. April 5, 2012    

    I used to live in Zambia. Thanks for the pictures! They brought up wonderful memories.

  127. April 5, 2012    

    Awesome pictures. I’ve been to a number of different African countries, but not Zambia. It’s great to “visit” through your blog post and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  128. April 5, 2012    

    Reblogged this on lotsoflovin and commented:
    Yeaa!!!

  129. April 5, 2012    

    My friends going to Zambia in October. I didn’t realise it would be so beautiful. I really want to go with her now! 🙂

  130. April 6, 2012    

    Reblogged this on firmantofikhidayat.

  131. flats in koramangala's Gravatar flats in koramangala
    April 6, 2012    

    Amazing pictures! I would love to get there one day!

  132. April 7, 2012    

    Reblogged this on An Astute Kid and commented:
    Must watch places!!!

  133. April 8, 2012    

    I never imagine such beauty in Zambia

  134. April 9, 2012    

    Cool pictures!! My friend just went to Victoria falls about a week ago and said it was amazing! Congrats on being freshly pressed 🙂

  135. April 13, 2012    

    If you are planning a visit to Zambia, be sure to check out my blog for more info on great places to visit (including more info about the Kasanka Bat Migration and the David Livingstone Memorail ), at nsoberoute.wordpress.com!

  136. 1EarthUnited's Gravatar 1EarthUnited
    May 4, 2012    

    Reblogged this on 1earthnow and commented:
    Wow, what incredible pictures, thanks for sharing!

  137. May 4, 2012    

    Unbeleivable…. Respect from core of heart to you Mike..

  138. May 5, 2012    

    Reblogged this on pranjalborthakur and commented:
    You are great Mike… I bow my heads down in respect to you.. NAMASTEY

  139. Jagir Singh's Gravatar Jagir Singh
    June 21, 2012    

    This is good sight for zambia seen

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      June 21, 2012    

      Thanks, and thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. I appreciate it!

  140. Sean's Gravatar Sean
    March 28, 2013    

    Love Zambia and just enjoy everything there and like to tell others of how great it is there

  141. March 30, 2013    

    Wow! Really nice I’m from zambie but left when i was very young so this is good for me to see…

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      March 30, 2013    

      Great, glad you liked the post. Thanks for visiting my blog; I appreciate it! Zambia is a beautiful country. I really enjoyed my time there. I hope you can go back for a visit and rediscover it.

  142. Lulu's Gravatar Lulu
    May 6, 2013    

    I’m from Zambia and away from home this year and the next and feeling a little homesick. Love your pics and the descriptions that go with them. You really captured a true picture of Z. Thank you so much!

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      May 17, 2013    

      Thanks, Lulu! I’m glad you liked the photos. I hope you can go back to visit Zambia someday soon. It’s a beautiful country!

  143. malingose's Gravatar malingose
    June 29, 2013    

    my God you have captured the true Zambia,am a Zambian living in Zambia and when i saw these photos i was so amazed at how beautiful my country is,am going to be visit the victoria falls this july with a friend from Canada,i cant wait to see her face light at the site of the mosi-oa-tunya and many other great places am to take her…you all who want to visit my country are most welcome….Mgedwards thank you for the love and passion you have for my country and for sharing its beauty with the world..

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      July 2, 2013    

      Thank you very much! It was my pleasure. I’m really glad you liked the post. It’s a great compliment when someone from Zambia thinks I captured the beauty of the country well. I miss it! It’s a wonderful place.

  144. August 2, 2013    

    Love this! Zambia is high on my Africa hit list – particularly south luanga in my quest to find wild dog… One day 🙂

  145. Christin Wamundila's Gravatar Christin Wamundila
    February 13, 2014    

    Ok!! am Zambian and i was on Holiday in Livinstone (home of the Mighty Victoria Falls) with my friends (zambians too) a month ago (and i was born in the town of Livingstone-so you can imagin the feeling). I have to say these photos are breathtaking and you did a better job than i could ever do in showing off how beautiful this country is-which you have now made fall in love with over again. Just seeing these pics has made me put the other destinations on my list on hold….checks out like i still got other places to explore see this year in this country of mine.

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience in Zambia.!!!

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