by Chris McIntyre 

Publication Date:  05th Jul 2016


Zambia Travel Guide – Travel advice and holiday tips including Lusaka hotels and restaurants, walking safaris, tours, Victoria Falls and Zambezi activities. Also featuring GPS coordinates, national parks and reserves such as North and South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, Liuwa Plain and Kafue, Lake Tanganyika, wildlife, birdwatching, culture and history.

About this book

For some 20 years, Bradt’s Zambia has been widely acknowledged as the best guidebook on the market, with superior coverage in almost every field. In this new sixth edition, background information – history, culture and natural history – remains as comprehensive as ever, while practical guidance, including in-depth reviews of lodges, hotels and campsites, is now stronger than ever for Victoria Falls and Zambia’s top national parks and wildlife areas. This new edition, whilst still providing full coverage of the country, concentrates on the places that people really want to visit in Zambia: Zambia’s game-rich safari regions and wildlife areas, along with the Victoria Falls. Also included are GPS coordinates for the small but growing number of self-drive visitors to Zambia, plus information on walking safaris and activities at Victoria Falls and on the Zambezi.

About the Author

Chris McIntyre went to Africa in 1987, after reading physics at Queen’s College, Oxford. He taught with VSO in Zimbabwe for almost three years and travelled extensively, before co-authoring the UK’s first guide to Namibia and Botswana for Bradt Travel Guides. He is now managing director of the specialist tour operator Expert Africa, and travels regularly to Africa, researching and updating his Bradt guides to Botswana, Namibia and Zanzibar, as well as Zambia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


Recommended reading – National Geographic Traveller

Additional Information

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 History, Politics and Economy
History, Government and administration, Economy
Chapter 2 People and Culture
Population overview, Ethnic groups, Religion, Education, Festivals
Chapter 3 The Natural Environment
Physical environment, Flora and fauna, Conservation
Chapter 4 Planning and Preparation
When to go and highlights, Tourist information, Public holidays, Organising a safari, Getting there, Red tape, What to take, Maps and navigation, Photography and optics, Money and budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Food and drink, Shopping, Communications and media, Cultural guidelines, Travelling positively
Chapter 5 Health and Safety
Health, Safety
Chapter 6 In the Wilds
Driving, Bush camping, Walking in the bush, Canoeing, Minimum impact
Chapter 7 Lusaka
History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Banks and changing money, Communications, Other practicalities, Further information, Sport and activities, What to see and do
Chapter 8 Livingstone and the Victoria Falls
History, Geology, Livingstone, What to see and do, Safaris around the Falls area
Chapter 9 Lake Kariba and the Lower Zambezi
From Livingstone to Lusaka, Lake Kariba, From Lusaka to Chirundu, Lower Zambezi Valley
Chapter 10 The Luangwa Valley
The Great East Road, South Luangwa National Park, North Luangwa National Park, Luambe National Park, Lukusuzi National Park
Chapter 11 Bangweulu Area
The Great North Road, Around Mpika, Kasanka National Park, Around Kasanka and Bangweulu, The Bangweulu Wetlands, Isangano National Park
Chapter 12 Northern Zambia
Getting organised. The Great North Road to Mpulungu, Lake Tanganyika and environs, Nsumbu (Sumbu) National Park, The road to Mweru Wantipa and Kaputa, From Mbereshi to Kasama
Chapter 13 The Copperbelt
The history of the copper, Lusaka to Kapiri Mposhi, Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola, Solwezi
Chapter 14 The Kafue River Basin
Towns around Kafue National Park, Kafue National Park, Lochinvar and Blue Lagoon national parks
Chapter 15 Western Zambia
Southwestern Zambia, Barotseland, Northwestern Zambia
Appendix 1 Wildlife Guide
Appendix 2 Languages
Appendix 3 Further Information