Wednesday, March 16

See Northern Zambia

Vacationtechnician has a great write-up about Northern Zambia, an under-visited part of the country. In Northern Province, there are numerous lakes boasting great fishing and diving -- including Lake Tanganyika, the world's second-deepest freshwater lake. There is a huge swamp fed by 17 rivers -- part of the basin forming Lake Bangweulu -- offering birdwatching and other game-viewing, including the Shoebill Stork (an ugly bird resembling the extinct dodo).

Northern Zambia  (image courtesy of

The area is also home to 10 water falls and 6 Game Parks. Of these, the best is Kasanka, a private trust, featuring beautiful, eco-friendly accomodation, 12 km outside the park.