Home to the spectacular Victoria Falls, Zambia offers an alluring range of attractions. The country that pioneered walking safaris has prolific wildlife around its great rivers, where well-established national parks are among Africa's best. Away from these, much of Zambia remains remote and relatively undiscovered. From the enigmatic Bangweulu Wetlands to the vast Liuwa Plain, Zambia is deepest, darkest Africa at its most enticing.
Africa-expert Chris McIntyre has extensively augmented and updated his definitive guide to Zambia. As a planning tool and a traveling companion, it remains unrivalled.
* Choosing where to visit, and where to stay
* Detailed coverage of national parks and illustrated wildlife section
* Safaris and how to organize them--walking, driving, and canoeing
* People and culture, including local festivals
* Adventure travel and adrenaline sports
* 45 maps with over 300 GPS coordinates
About the Author
Chris McIntyre is a director of a UK travel company specializing in southern Africa, traveling regularly throughout the region, including extended trips to Zambia. He is the author of Bradt's Namibia and Botswana guides and he contributes articles to several travel magazines.
Read an Excerpt
Stalking lion on foot certainly focuses your attention. You think about where you walk; you see every movement; and your ears are aware of every sound.
It's now several years since I wrote the first edition of this guide--the first English guidebook to Zambia--and walking safaris still inspire me. I've been back to Zambia often, but no two walks are alike. One thing always reoccurs: the realization that the more you learn of the bush the more you realize you don't know.
It is the same with the country. The more you delve into it, the more fascinating it becomes. The old tourist board slogan, 'Zambia: the real Africa', still stands. Zambia is still 'real'. It's unsanitized, unpackaged, and still largely unvisited. Zambia offers the best of wild Africa, in a country with very few visitors. It gives an authentic taste of what the whole continent was like: wild, beautiful and slightly unpredictable
Table of Contents
Part 1: (1) Facts and Figures (2) History and Economy (3) People and Culture (4) The Natural Environment (5) Planning and Preparation (6) Health and Safety (7) In the Wilds (8) Zambia Today (9) Lusaka (10) Livingstone and Victoria Falls (11) Lake Kariba and the Lower Zambezi (12) The Luangwa Valley (13) Bangweulu Area (14) Northern Zambia (15) The Copperbelt (16) The Kafue River Basin (17) The Western Provinces (18) Wildlife Guide (19) Languages (20) Further Reading (21) Index