WATER, WILDLIFE AND WONDER – TOUR ZAMBIA’S MAJESTIC BEAUTY WITH PROFLIGHT
Lusaka, Zambia – Proflight Zambia, established in 1991, is Zambia’s leading scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka, its domestic routes include Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Kalabo, Ndola, Solwezi, Kasama, and Ndola-Kasama with international flights to Durban in South Africa, Harare in Zimbabwe and Lilongwe in Malawi. The nation’s favourite airline proudly supports Zambia’s biggest tourist attractions, and now it’s the cooler, dry season, why not take advantage of Proflight’s destinations to explore the country – renowned for its natural wonders, waterways and wildlife?
Livingstone is described as the adventure capital of Africa. And no trip to Zambia – widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoilt countries on the entire African continent – is complete without a visit to Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, this spectacular site forms a border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and leaves visitors awestruck. Proflight offers daily flights to and from Lusaka to Livingstone, gateway to this region of outstanding natural beauty where you can not only visit the falls, but also tour Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, the 66 square kilometre park which houses black and white rhino, elephants, hippopotami, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons, Angolan giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, warthog, sable, Cape buffalo and impala, to name a few. This rich wildlife is common across most of Zambia’s national parks, a country where 30 per cent of the land is reserved for wildlife, with 20 national parks and 34 game management areas. South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi National Parks are often mentioned among the finest game parks in the world. Zambia’s rich, verdant landscapes are peppered with waterways. The country has more natural water resources than any other southern African country, The Zambezi River, the fourth-longest river in Africa, offers a taste of most of what Zambia has to offer, from white-water rafting to unmatched wildlife observation. The waterway is known as the river of life, with local folklore suggesting the Zambezi River has a spirit called “Nyami Nyami” – who brings people water to grow crops and fish to eat. The Zambezi river flows into Lake Kariba, the largest man-made lake in the world, covering an area of 5,400 km², and around 220 kilometres long. This is Zambia’s Riviera, where you can enjoy spectacular views and sunsets, watersports, wildlife watching or even take a break on a houseboat or floating hotel. At 40 kilometres wide in places, you can almost believe you are beside the ocean.
Fly Lower Zambezi
Fly directly from Lusaka to Jeki or Royal airstrips, on one of Proflight’s regular daily flights, and find yourself a world away from urban hustle, on the southern side of the vast Lower Zambezi National Park. This is where luxury meets the wild. Choose to stay in a hotel, a beautiful five-star lodge like the Royal Zambezi or Zambezi Grande, or even try ‘glamping’, upmarket camping. The 4,092 square kilometres of Lower Zambezi National Park offers unfenced safari camps, along the north western bank of the Zambezi River. Step aboard a boat or drift silently past the riverbank in a canoe for the best wildlife viewing, including herds of elephants – sometimes up to one hundred strong – hippo, leopard, lion, buffalo, and more than 400 bird species.
Take a trip to Mfuwe on one of Proflight’s daily flights, and connect with South Luangwa National Park with nighttime leopard spotting safaris, rare Thornicroft’s giraffes and abundant hippos. This is the place to witness Africa’s pristine wilderness first-hand with the finest ‘walking safari’ experience.
Kasama, capital of the northern province, brings some interesting history to any Zambian tourism itinerary. The Mwela rock paintings reveal a great deal about the lives of ancient Stone Age hunter-gatherers, and a guide will help you interpret the paintings. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, too. A short ride from Kasama, you can find Chishimba Falls, worth a trip for the dramatic waterfalls, walks, scenery and the visitor centre.
Venture a few hours away from Kasama and you can discover Shiwa Ngandu, the English-style country house, and lifelong project of English aristocrat, Sir Stewart Gore-Browne who fell in love with the country and supported Zambia’s independence. Visitors can now stay at Shiwa House, and enjoy the nearby lake and safaris. Whether you want to do a safari, bird watch, walk, paint, pursue adventure sports such as white water rafting, bungee jumping or canoeing, Zambia’s rich landscape has something to offer everyone.
Proflight has been proudly supporting and promoting Zambia’s unique culture and tourism for more than 27 years through its scheduled flights across the magnificent country and beyond. You can even fly for free as a member of Proflight’s frequent flyer club, Mbasela, by accruing points every time you fly which convert into free flights after just ten journeys.