Africa TravelAfrica Travel: Zambia, Star of Africa

The Zambian Government keen to exploit and expand their tourist resources, recognised the need to introduce new investors to the region to develop a standard of lodge whose luxurious style and comfort level would encourage even the sybaritic, faint hearted to experience the Zambian wilderness. One such investor is Star of Africa.

Star of Africa is unveiling a series of stunning safari destinations in four of Zambia’s most prolific wildlife estates, creating the ideal circuit for travellers to sample what Zambia has on offer.

In the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the mighty Zambezi exceptionally large and sumptuous tree houses hide discreetly amongst giant ebony trees.

It is hard to believe from this magical glade that just a couple of clicks downstream, past a pod of ponderous hippo, this magnificent river disappears over the crevice edge with the noise of a Richter earthquake to form the Victoria Falls.

These spectacular Falls are the largest curtain of falling water anywhere in the world.

The upstream tree house lodge is named Sussi & Chuma in memory of two deserving heroes. They were Dr Livingstone’s loyal servants who carried his body across 1500miles of Africa’s harshest hinterland, through swamps and forests, rivers and ravines, warring tribes and deadly disease to ensure his burial in Westminster Abbey.

The Lodge offers all the usual activities associated with Victoria Falls plus game drives and walks in the Park to see some of Africa’s few remaining Rhinos north of the Limpopo.

A visit to the poignant Pioneer Cemetery at Sekuti’s Drift is also a must.

Africa Travel: World Heritage Wetlands

A short flight inland lies the World Heritage Wetlands site of Lochinvar National Park noted for thousands of the endemic Kafue lechwe.

These aquatic antelope mass on the shoreline in breathtaking herds of up to 10,000 animals dominating the waterscape and obscuring the horizon.

In addition, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, and oribi graze on the tender shoots at the lagoon’s edge and surrounding grassy plains.

However the real drawcard of these vast wetlands is the birdlife; it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise with 428 recorded species ranging from the flamboyant flamingo and pelican through a boggling array of waterfowl and waders to over 50 species of raptors.

A trip out on the water exploring the streams and channels in a traditional dugout canoe powered by pole and poler is surely the height of safari decadence.

Here Star of Africa has developed Lechwe Plains a tented safari camp of unrivalled proportions. The tents have tent pegs and guy ropes but there the similarity to weekend camping ends.

‘Canvas cathedrals’ would be a more apt description for these extraordinarily large and exotic tented bedrooms with their double basins, deeply delicious baths and king size beds.

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