Zambia has been an independent country since 1964, it used to be called Northern Rhodesia. In recent years it has been increasingly recognised for the un-spoilt safari experiences that it offers and for its extremely friendly people. There are 20 National Parks in Zambia and over 30% of the country is protected habitat for the wildlife that lives there.There are 3 major rivers that flow through the country all of which offer pristine eco-systems that are home to a huge diversity of wildlife. The Kafue and the Luangwa Rivers both flow into the mighty Zambezi on its way through Zambia towards the Indian Ocean. There are numerous waterfalls in the northern part of the country as rivers tumble off the Central African plateau but none more reknowned that the Victoria Falls where the Zambezi acts as the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and cascades some 111mts into the gorge below. The area surrounding the Falls offers inumerable activities, both peaceful and sublime as well as action packed and adrenalin fueled.