|Why We Love Zambia!|
Our team works hard to create value for our clients. It is for this reason we are always on the lookout for new product and exciting enhancements to our programmes and destinations that reflect that. For us at Into Africa, Zambia is front of mind.
Zambia The Impressive
Did you know that during the high water season (February to July) more than 481 386 cubic metres of water fall over Victoria Falls every minute. At times it can be heard some 40 kilometers away! Now that’s impressive and little wonder that it is ranked as on of the seven natural wonders of the world!
With that amount of water it’s little wonder it’s earned itself the title of adventure capital of Africa. This natural phenomena is literally the focus of myriads of adventure activities from white water rafting to 425m ziplines to 111m bungee jumps.
Fortunately for our corporate clients there are plenty of other options available and a sunset cruize on the great Zambezi River is bound to arrest the most restless souls with its pure beauty.
Into Africa has more than 30 years experience of creating impactful events and we enjoy the opportunity to show off what’s possible using the incredible backdrop of Victoria Falls to leave lasting impressions.
Zambia – a quieter alternative
For those wanting to escape the hub hub of popular tourist destinations Zambia offers a calm alternative. The Zambezi River is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. It offers that unique and special combination of land based and water based game viewing from the seclusion of relatively small river-front camps.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that Zambia has a very low population density of only 25 per Km2.
This is then the perfect opportunity for VIP reward programmes and for break-away groups that then congregate for a larger programme without compromising the quality of service and game viewing they can experience. It can also present new opportunities like tiger fishing.
Travel Tip: Did you know that the Lower Zambezi is presently one of the best places to view the magnificent leopard. Guest are reporting up to 4 separate sighting in one game drive!
South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa.
The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the life-blood of this 9059 km2 Park. The Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. The now famous ‘walking safari’ originated in this Park and is still one of the finest ways to experience Africa’s pristine wilderness first-hand.
Development of good infrastructure
While Livingstone Airport is a well-established hub for tourism, welcoming airlines like British Airways, the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka offers an attractive alternative with access through Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.
Our corporate clients may be interested to learn about the beautiful 249 room Ciela Resort which is a 15 minute drive from the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and offers such amenities as a spar and a Peter Matkovic 18-hole Golf Course.
The property also offers a variety of venues to accommodate a wide range of events from meetings, to conventions, exclusive dinners and golf days.
Its also helpful to note that Kafue National Park is within a drive-able distance from Lusaka, many travellers opt to take a road transfer in one direction and then fly the return distance to meet up with their international flights. This can help to keep costs down.
Seasons to consider
Whether planning a honeymoon trip, a family re-union or a larger scale corporate rewards programme, when travelling to Zambia one need to be mindful of the seasons.The Zambezi River is at its fullest and most spectacular between February and July. By October there is likely to be little water on the Zambezi side of the falls, but it is possible to use the bridge crossing to the Zimbabwe side to see the falls at this time.
We feel that Zambia offers great diversity and opportunity, both for those looking for a private safari experience and potentially also for corporate clients with the choice to conference and event at either Livingstone with the ‘Musi Au Tunya’ falls (Vic Falls) or within Lusaka using the incredible facilities on offer from the World Class airport to the Ciela property mentioned above. Inter connecting flights between both these cities to the safari regions of Lower Zambezi, Luangwa and more open up gateways for us.
The fact that all of this can be achieved in one country, with one border crossing, with literally a 30min flight from an exhibition / conference venue, international arrival fight to a remote game drive experience just speaks volumes!