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Mumbuluma Falls

 
Mumbuluma Falls Mumbuluma Falls, situated 33km from Mansa town, cascades down in two steps on the Mumbuluma River. The waterfalls are a national monument of Zambia. Mumbuluma Falls is made up of two waterfalls occurring in succession, an upper and lower falls. The temple for the protective spirits, Makumba and his sister Ngosa, are situated some distance south of the Falls. The temple has a sacred fire which never goes out and is tended by the priests. According to legend, Makumba and Ngosa fell from the sky....
 

Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Animal Orphanage

 
Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Animal Orphanage On the headwaters of the Kafue River, sixty kilometers west of Chingola, lies the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage. Aside from Chimpanzees, Chimfunshi does have a host of other animals benefiting from the care of David and Sheila Siddle. The Siddle's retired to farm at Chimfunshi in the late seventies. Locally famous for caring for animals, Sheila received in 1983 a young chimpanzee that had been confiscated from Zairean poachers. The Chimpanzee wasnt expected to survive, but Sheila persisted and nursed the animals back to health. That act of love sparked off a process that has turned Chimfunshi into an internationally recognised sanctuary and rehabilitation centre. In fact, it is the only successful centre of its ki...
 

Lake Tanganyika

 
Lake Tanganyika This vast inland sea was first made known to the European world in the mid 1800s by the English explorers Richard Burton and John Speke. They pursued it as the source of the Nile, arriving at its shores in February of 1858, only to discover that the Ruzizi River in the north, which they thought to be the Nile, flowed into and not out of the lake. (Their incredible journey is documented in the movie Mountains of the Moon.) Tanganyikas waters lap Tanzania, Burundi, Congo DR and Zambia. It is the longest fresh water lake in the world and the second deepest after lake Baikal in Russia. The immense depth is because it lies in the Great Rift Valley, which also has created its steep shoreline. It reaches a depth of 1433 m...
 

Livingstone Memorial

 
Livingstone Memorial If you have time to spare and an admiration for the man who trekked across most of Southern Africa in search of the source of the Nile, the detour to the Livingstone Memorial is worth a visit. The memorial itself is simply a plaque placed upon the spot where he drew his last breath, apparently suffering badly from malaria, exhaustion and dysentery. His servants buried his heart under a nearby tree, then wrapped his body and carried it 1500 kms over 11 months to the coast where it was shipped back to England. Shortly after his death, an inscription was carved on the mpundu tree under which he died: LIVINGSTONE, MAY 4 1873 and the names of his three followers. A cast of this is now preserved at the Livingstone mus...
 

Lake Mweru

 
Lake Mweru This truly beautiful lake is located on the far north-west border of Zambia and is shared more or less equally with Zaire/DRC. The Luapula River flows in from the south having formed the official border between northern Zambia and Zaire. It also drains out from the lake in the north. The Kalungwishi river flows in from the east. Both river mouths form important deltas that serve as fish breeding grounds. Not so long ago there were just a few villages dotted around the lake, but as the tar road arrived in Nchelenge in 1987, so the population increased as people began to make a living from the wealth of the Lake. The area, once surrounded by wildlife became peri-urban and the animals that werent poached drifted off t...
 

Monuments and Historical Sites

 
Monuments and Historical Sites CHIRUNDU FOSSIL FOREST Just off the main Lusaka Chirundu road, not far from Chirundu are fossil trees belonging to the Karoo period and are about 50 000 years old. COLLIER MONUMENT At the Roan Antelope Copper Mine in Luanshya set amid the original outcrop where in June, 1902, the prospecter William Collier shot an antelope and first dicovered copper at what is now the Roan Antelope Mine. DAG HAMMERSKJOLD MEMORIAL This marks the spot, now in the Ndola West Forest Reserve where the aircraft carrying Dag Hammerskjold, author and former Secretary General of the United Nations, crashed on the 18th September 1961. To commemorate his death, a small cairn has been built in the centre of a simple memorial garde...
 

Lower Zambezi National Park

 
Lower Zambezi National Park This is Zambias newest Park and as such is still relatively undeveloped, but its beauty lies in its absolute wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular. The Park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the river is a massive wildlife sanctuary. The rivers edge is overhung with a thick riverine fringe, mostly diasporus, ficus and other riverine species. Further inland is a floodplain fringed with mopane forest and interspersed with winterthorn trees Acacia albida. The hills which form the backdrop to the park are covered in ...
 

Kafue National Park

 
Kafue National Park Kafue is Zambias oldest park and by far the largest. It was proclaimed in 1950 and is spread over 22 400 square kilometres - the second largest national park in the world and about the size of Wales. Despite the Parks proximity to both Lusaka and the Copperbelt, it has remained underdeveloped until the most recent years. Despite the depravations of poaching and lack of management, the Park is still a raw and diverse slice of African wilderness with excellent game viewing, birdwatching and fishing opportunities. From the astounding Busanga Plains in the North-western section of the Park to the tree-choked wilderness and the lush dambos of the south., fed by the emerald green Lunga, Lufupa and Kafue Rivers, the ...
 

Nyika Plateau National Park

 
Nyika Plateau National Park Nyika plateau, a beautiful montane highland area, lies on the Malawian border at the eastern most tip of Zambia. The park is actually an extension of the National Park on the Malawian side which incorporates the rest of the plateau. Sitting 2000 metres above sea level, the views from the plateau are spectacular and with dramatic cloud formations on the horizon, this is surely one of the most beautiful places in Africa. The higher elevations are open undulating grasslands with incisive valleys, creating panoramic views. Slopes with masses of wild flowers, rolling green hills and green protea bushes, rocky outcrops or koppies and small tropical forests. Due to the height its pleasantly warm during the day as o...
 

Sioma Ngwezi National Park

 
Sioma Ngwezi National Park This 5000 square kilometre park in the south western corner of the country has been completely undeveloped and rarely visited until recently. It is surrounded by a 35 000 square kilometre Game Management Area. The Park is unfenced allowing free movement of the animals between the park and the GMA and allowing access to the Zambezi River. The Park and surrounding GMA form an important link in the migratory route of elephants from the bordering national parks of Botswana and Namibia. Although heavily poached, the park does offer a better refuge for elephants migrating from Angola where poaching and illegal hunting is rampant. There are no permanent facilities and very few roads in the park. Three operators take guide...
 

 

 

 

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