Zambia

Take a laid-back hike down to the Boiling Point, passing troops of baboons along the way; witness a brave bungee jumper take the plunge from the famous bridge overhead; enjoy a refreshing sundowner on the deck of the uber-luxurious Royal Livingstone hotel; ramble down the river in a canoe hoping to spot a herd of hippo sunning themselves on the banks; savour a delicious breakfast in the true Old Colonial tradition on Livingston island; or – if you’re there at the right time of year – dare to go for a dip in Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool perched on the edge of the Falls.

With so much to do and see, and be awe-inspired by, it’s clear why Zambia has earned itself the title of ‘one of southern Africa’s up-and-coming holiday destinations’. One of the safest countries on the continent – and easily accessible via Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone or Kenneth Kaunda International Airport just outside Lusaka – Zambia offers its visitors 17 waterfalls, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site (the Victoria Falls) and 19 national parks, including South Luangwa which is regarded as ‘the birthplace of the walking safari’.