When it comes to booking a safari, South Africa, Botswana and Kenya tend to top the popularity lists.
However, despite being less well known, the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia is one the most beautiful places to enjoy a safari.
Located 110 miles from capital Lusaka, the Lower Zambezi is home to some of the continent’s most renowned wildlife species like the African elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and wild dog.
Thanks to the untouched nature of the park and the smaller number of safari vehicles, visitors have a better chance of getting up close to all of these animals.
Plus, unlike many of South Africa and Kenya’s national parks, the park is based around the Lower Zambezi river, meaning you can add hippopotamus and Nile crocodiles to your wildlife checklist.
While there are currently no direct flights to Lusaka from the U.K. – most people travel via Johannesburg – the extra flying time is definitely worth… Read the full story