Things to see and things to do
Where to stay
Zambia is among the most popular tourist destinations in southern Africa, therefore you can find a lot of simple guesthouses as well as luxurious resorts in the country, especially near Livingstone.
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Zambia is an affordable travel destination. According to Zambia Invest, the average daily cost of travel is around 31 USD (26 EUR). The budget depends on the activities you are planning to do, the accommodation and transport you are planning to choose, and the restaurants you are planning to visit. Accommodation prices for a couple range from 11 USD (9 EUR) to over 2500 USD (2108 EUR) a night. Buses are cheap, frequent, and reliable. The average cost for meals is 12 USD (10 EUR) a day.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Zambia is between June and November when the weather is dry and pleasantly warm. The wildlife watching is also great this time of year. But as it’s the peak season expect the prices to be slightly higher. Swimming in Devil’s Pool is only possible during the drier months (from mid-August to mid-January). From March to May the access to Livingstone Island (where the Devil’s Pool is located) is closed due to high water levels.
Zambia is a beautiful country, but it faces a lot of environmental threats. One of the biggest issues is deforestation due to excessive land use for agriculture and human settlements, as well as charcoal burning, which represents a cheap source of energy for poor people who cannot afford electricity. The country’s wildlife is threatened by poaching and illegal wildlife trade; in freshwater bodies by pollution and overfishing. Some of the most pressing issues also include soil degradation, air pollution, and over-exploitation of resources.
According to Pure Earth, Kabwe, a city in Zambia, is one of the most polluted places on Earth. Kabwe is known for the Kabwe mine, which is now closed, but heavy metal (mostly zinc and lead) tailings keep making their way into the local water supply.
Romance and adventure
Zambia is an endless source of both romance and adventure. You can go on a safari, take a scenic helicopter or microlight flight over Victoria Falls, go white-water rafting on the rapids, take a canoe safari on the Zambezi, bathe in Devil’s Pool on the edge of the falls, go on a food tour, or simply enjoy the scenic landscapes.
Found lots of LOVE in Zambia. 😉 ♥
Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡
Zambia is known for its countless natural wonders, including many stunning national parks and the amazing Victoria Falls, therefore it makes a wonderful honeymoon destination.
* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.