The name Zambia derives from the Zambezi River. This land-locked country is located on the central African plateau, with average elevations around 3,600', and abundant, remote, well-run parks and protected areas ripe for discovery. The Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Parks are two of Zambia's newer national parks and home to abundant and diverse wildlife. The waters of the Zambezi are a focal point for wildlife, which includes elephant, hippo, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, various antelope species, baboon, and vervet monkey, together with a great variety of birds. You will spend a full week camping in the bush, including daily game drives (early morning, late in the day, and/or night drives in search of noctural wildlife), as well as walks, boating, and canoe trips in this wilderness area, where you may see herds of buffalo, waterbuck, impala, elephant, and predators such as lion, hyena, and leopard. Begin your trip in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, and wind up your time in Zambia at magnificent Victoria Falls, near the historic city of Livingstone.
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