In beautiful Zambia you will find one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and this region is becoming more popular as a destination for a camper hire road trip. The home of Victoria Falls, this landlocked nation is bordered by a number of countries, including Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It has a selection of wildlife parks, stunning natural features and, as you would expect in Africa, a huge variety of wildlife.
Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River
Zambia is blessed with a remarkably varied and picturesque landscape, with a wealth of activities to enjoy. Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River should be on your ‘must-do’ list, thanks to the columns of water that can be seen from miles away. Take a vantage point at Knife-edge Bridge or the Boiling Pot for panoramic vistas. Thousands of years of erosion created ‘the smoke that thunders’. The Zambezi River runs through six countries out to the Indian Ocean, offering game viewing and adventures on the water. You will also find Lower Zambezi National Park, Mana Pools National Park and various tours on offer. Park up your Zambia camper rental and try rafting, or safaris or even a helicopter trip – there are so many options.
What to know about driving in Zambia
Zambia is regarded as a very peaceful nation, with a friendly people. However, the roads aren’t always perfect, so watch your speed and look out for potholes. Here is some more handy advice about driving in Africa:
Vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road.
If you do cross any international borders, you will have to pay a tax. Check with motorhomerepublic.com before you travel.
The currency is the Zambian kwacha – make sure you transfer some money to this currency. It’s always handy to have some cash.
Plan your journey beforehand. There can be a lot of distance between villages in Zambia. A GPS is a very good idea.
Camping in Africa
Throughout Southern Africa there are hundreds of motorhome campsites, as more people travel to the country. Pick up your campervan in Livingstone or Lusaka and hit the road. Not many main roads actually go through the National Parks, so again it makes sense to plan your route. The Zambezi Basen and Great East Road are very interesting drives, with motorhome parks along the way. South Luangwa and Kafue National Parks are popular hot-spots.
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