Zambia's national parks are some of the best in Africa. Yet they attract comparatively few visitors compared to the continent's more famous wildlife reserves, making watching wildlife in Zambia a real pleasure. South Luangwa National Park is one of the most popular parks in Zambia, known for its plentiful giraffes, elephants and buffalos. Its unspoilt natural beauty and abundant game make it an ideal destination for an African safari holiday, and it was here that conservationist Norman Carr first conceived the idea of walking safaris.
Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest reserve in Zambia, one of a number set up in the country by Norman Carr, a founding father of eco-tourism in Africa. Kafue is an easily accessible wildlife area, rich in game and just a few hours by road from both the frontier town of Livingstone and Zambia's capital, Lusaka. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is even closer to Livingstone, a relatively small but important park that protects the Zambian side of the world famous Victoria Falls.