Experience one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls
Zambia is a large and extremely unspoiled country. The country is plagued by poverty and poor economy. Paradoxically, the country has one of the world’s largest natural resources, Victoria Falls, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls you can experience on Earth. This has also put the city of Livingstone on the world map. Livingstone is absolutely sought after as a destination because the town is a stone’s throw from the wonderful waterfall and the opportunities to travel to and from the city by air are affordable.
As a landlocked country, Zambia is surrounded by countries such as Botswana, Tanzania and Namibia. Zambia is extremely unspoiled and one of Africa’s poorest countries, still struggling economically since independence in 1964. In Zambia live approx. 14.5 million people, where in addition to English, 40 different versions of the local banu language are also spoken. The capital is called Lusaka, but probably the most famous city in the country is Livingstone, named after the Scottish explorer David Livingstone.
At Tourist Travel, we recommend combining the trip to Zambia with a trip to South Africa or Botswana .
Climate in Zambia
According to topb2bwebsites.com, Zambia is located in the tropical climate and has one rainy season annually. Temperatures are generally stable all year round with a few fluctuations at night, which can result in cool nights.
- High season: From June to November there is high season in Zambia, but it is also good to travel to the country in the months of March to May as it is hot and dry during these months. In June to August, night temperatures are low and can provide chilly nights. The temperatures during these periods are between 26-32 degrees.
- Low season: From December to February there is a rainy season in Zambia.
- Other: It is generally possible to travel to Zambia all year round if you are not afraid of a bit of rain.
When is the best time of year at Victoria Falls?
The short answer is …… all year round!
The amazing collection of Victoria Falls, or Victoria Falls in short, is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and was named by Livingstone when he was the first European to find the incredible bodies of water back in 1855.
Vic Falls is clearly one of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls with a width of 1,600 meters and a height of up to 128 meters, and to understand the volume of the water masses, one must have almost seen it …… over 1.5 million. liters spill over the edge every second.
The following overview of the seasons and water level at the Victoria Falls is a reasonable consideration over the year. But hand on heart, Victoria Falls is always stunning and beautiful, but the water level is definitely different.
December to May: absolutely most water, high season:
If you come in April, we’m talking foam spray and haze from the giant foam of the water masses – this is the stage before diving goggles are needed.
Vic Falls is at its peak in the early spring months, but the entire season here has medium to high water levels and is impressive to say the least.
June to October / November: Dry season
The water level is lower during the dry months, but the area is more manageable and several of the incredible cliff sides of the fall are visible.
And during the summer months, the safari periods in ex. Botswana clearly the best.
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You must experience these in Zambia
Victoria Falls is not the world’s largest waterfall, nor is it the world’s longest, yet the waterfall has received incredible attention. The waterfall is located on the border field between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. This incomparable sight is named after Queen Victoria when it was discovered in 1855 by David Livingstone. In popular parlance, the waterfall has also been given the name Mosi-oa-Tunya— “the smoke that thunders”, which also gives its name to the surrounding national park. The waterfall can be explored in a wide variety of ways. Go hiking along Victoria Falls, fly a helicopter over the waterfall, bungee jump, or try river rafting. You can also see rhinos at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
South Africa is one of the more developed countries in Africa, which is why it is also possible to have a real metropolitan atmosphere embodied on your trip to Africa. South Africa is particularly known for its culture, history and not least the magnificent and varied nature that the country has to offer. Cape Town is a multinational city with surrounding vineyards and rich maritime life. Here you can see penguins, fish for tuna, or visit Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned. It is recommended that the trip continues east along the coastline, where i.a. live dolphins, whales and otters. If you get a little inland, South Africa offers a fantastic mountain landscape with panoramic views, while the northern part of the country can offer authentic safaris.
If you want to spice up your Zambia journey with scenic surroundings and a completely unique wildlife, Botswana is the place to go. Botswana has some of Africa’s most concentrated animal destinations, depending on the time of year you travel here. In Chobe National Park, there is an untraditional herd of elephants, with 50,000 elephants living wild. In Botswana, the safari journey is extremely authentic and far less touristy than countries like Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. On a safari trip to Botswana, there are great chances of encountering “The Big Five” consisting of lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffaloes. On a combination trip between Botswana and Zambia, the authentic and unspoiled landscape is paramount, and you get a nature and animal experience you will not find anywhere else.
Visas and vaccinations in Zambia
Visas in Zambia
- Visa requirement
- Visas can be obtained upon entry
- Your passport must be valid for 3 months after the return journey
- Danish extended passports are recognized
- Danish provisional passports and EU emergency passports are recognized on departure from Zambia
- Pre-exit exit stamp required by immigration authorities in Zambia
- You can contact the Danish or Zambian embassy to find out more
Visas in South Africa
- Visa requirement
- Visas for the first 90 days can be issued on arrival
- A valid return ticket must be presented as well as sufficient financial resources to cover the stay
- The passport must be valid for 1 month in addition to the duration of the stay
- There must be at least 2 blank pages in the passport
- You can contact the Danish or South African embassy to find out more
Visas in Botswana
- Visa free for the first 90 days
- The stay can be extended with a visa locally
- Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the return journey
Vaccinations in Zambia
On your trip to Zambia, it is recommended to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and Tetanus. In addition, it can be recommended to take preventive malaria pills during your stay, as in Zambia there is a high prevalence of malaria, which increases the risk of becoming infected with the disease. Note that the vaccination against Yellow Fever must be taken no later than 10 days before entry into the country, while the vaccine against Hepatitis must be taken no later than 2 weeks before entry.
The same vaccinations cover South Africa and Botswana.