In this landlocked country, the Zambezi is often the centre of all activities. For adrenaline junkies, a must-do is white water rafting; Zambia is regarding as one of the best destinations to experience this thrill ride.
If you are more for a relaxing tour of the Zambezi, floating down the river with a guide would be the better choice. A beautiful experience, you float down this famous river, occasionally helping the guide with paddling, and are able to see wildlife both in the river, as well as on the banks, including crocodiles, hippos, and elephants.
Keen to get a little bit closer to the latter? Visit Zambezi Elephant Trails; here you will be able to interact with these majestic beings by feeding them. These elephants are rescued from dangerous circumstances and live on the Zambezi Elephant Trails reserve.
The explorer and missionary, David Livingstone, has made a huge impact on Zambia, so much so, that the tourist town is named after him, as well as many hotels in the area. One of these establishments is the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa; the perfect base for your Zambian adventures. The friendly staff at the lodge will be able to arrange all of the above for you, and more. The Lady Livingstone, an amazing feature of the lodge, is a three-deck river cruiser not to be missed. Watch the African sun go down while aboard, and enjoy a variety of drinks and delicious treats. Buffets are the name of the game when it comes to enjoying meal times at the lodge; at the Kalai Restaurant, you will be able to indulge in Afro-Arabian fusion dishes with a choice of a wide variety of South African and international wines, and cocktails. The buffet breakfasts are definitely the right way to start your day; a variety of fresh fruit, pastries, deli meats, and salmon crowd the buffet table; head over to the egg station where you can ask the chef to cook your choice of eggs to perfection. By far the most distinctive feature about the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa is the little extras. Walking into your room after a turndown service you will find a plate of fresh fruit, and a little, truly Zambian, gift.