Destination Highlight: Zambia.

Adventure at every turn? The big five in their natural environment? Once in a lifetime experiences? Zambia ticks every box.

Incentive trips should be many things, they should take your guests away from day to day life, immerse them in culture, nature and the local environment and provide memories they’ll never forget. Zambia offers all of the above, a stripped back, challenging destination which offers even the most seasoned traveller something new and exciting. There’s no novelty here, it’s all about connecting with nature, the diverse wildlife and experiencing those once in a lifetime moments.

Travel Facts

  • Indirect flights to Livingstone with British Airways and South African Airways via Johannesburg
  • Journey duration approximately 14 hours from the UK
  • Time difference – 1 hour ahead of the UK (GMT+2)

Anything but ordinary

This list of things to see and do in Zambia is endless, but if you’re taking a group of delegates for the first time, there are some definite “must-sees”. Top of the list? The legendary Victoria falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya “The Smoke That Thunders”. A visit to this impressive waterfall at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is essential.

Located on the Zambezi River and dubbed one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls can be seen by foot, air and boat, but whichever you choose, it’s not a view you’ll forget. The falls are at their highest (peak water) from March to May, therefore they are best visited in January, February and from June to August when conditions are better for viewing the falls and enjoying the surrounding water-based activities.

Victoria Falls Facts

  • Rainy season: January to March
  • Peak Water: March to May
  • Low Water: September to December

In contrast to this, the preferred time to safari in Zambia is from June to October (their winter), when the temperatures are more comfortable and your chances of seeing the big five congregating around the rivers and waterholes in prime viewing spots are at their highest.

Offering a totally different viewpoint and utilising the mighty Zambezi’s water system is another of our “must-do” activities, a canoe safari. Offering breath-taking sights of both the natural landscape and the wildlife, this up close and personal adventure takes your guests to the lower Zambezi river, where they’ll find themselves flanked by national parks on either side and the chances of hippo, elephant and crocodile encounters are incredibly high.

Creating moments that last a lifetime

One thing you can count on with any visit to Zambia is your guests leaving with memories that stay with them for a lifetime. One of these is a night under the African sky. When night-time falls and the milky way is on full display, it’s guaranteed to be a spectacular sight. Delegates can experience this with an alfresco style sleepover, coupled with outdoor dining or a secret cinema – these moments in nature when the lights go down make Zambia one of the most magical places on earth. 

If you’re looking to take your delegates back to nature, challenge their mind and bodies and offer once in a lifetime, unforgettable experiences – Zambia should be top of your list.

Reasons to visit this awe-inspiring nation…

  • The stunning Victoria falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya) – the largest waterfall in the world (in the wet season)
  • Spectacular water-based activities including Zambezi canoeing, white water rafting and water safaris
  • Unrivalled safari experiences
  • Remoteness – the road less travelled in comparison to other Southern African countries
  • Value for money

If you’re looking for other destinations to tickle your fancy, check out our previous destination highlights on Iceland and Chamonix for some further inspiration…

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