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Zambia’s 50th Birthday

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Next year Zambia celebrates its 50th year of independence and it will be a great time to visit this wonderful country. The wildlife experience is as good as other African countries and you should also consider making Victoria Falls one of your places to visit.
There is a good round trip that takes from 10 to 14 days and takes you to the key places in the country.
Start at Victoria Falls for a 3 night stay. The time of year that you arrive here will determine the volume of water that come over the Falls. The greatest amount comes over during April and May. The Falls dry out slowly thereafter and the Zambian side often become nothing more than a trickle. However it is straight forward enough to visit the Zimbabwe side to see the remainder of the Falls. There are plenty of activities to undertake here, such as white water rafting, helicopter flights over the Falls and, always recommended, is the sundowner cruise on the upper Zambezi.

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From there head to the South Luangwa National Park for a 3 or 4 night stay and one of Africa’s best and pristine wildlife locations. This is the home of walking safaris and we would recommend considering this. It does give you a completely different view of the bush and what lives there. You have time to learn about the smaller animals, the birds and the fascinating insect life.
The next part of your tour has you spending 3 -2 or 3 nights on the Lower Zambezi in a tented camp based on the river. You have time to relax in camp or continue your game viewing or a mixture of both.
The journey ends with a night in Lusaka with time to find out about the Zambian history and culture before flying home.
Prices for such a trip start from £3,300 with flights to be added.
This really does make for a trip that ensures you see the best of the country and in a year when celebrations will be on going.

So if you would like to make your very own bespoke tailor made itinerary to this amazing country in a very special year, please give our expert a call on: Tel: 01323 446550 or email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk

Pictures courtesy of our own Peter Ellis

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