Lusaka – visit House no 494 in Chilenje, from where Kenneth Kaunda led the Zambians to independence.
Zambian rivers – a third of Africa’s water is said to originate in Zambia and it has some mighty rivers to show for it. The Kafue is the most scenic and the Zambezi the most spectacular.
Livingstone, once the capital, is now the tourism capital. If it is adrenalin-inducing, it is available here. www.livingstonetourism.com
Victoria Falls – known to the Zambians as Mosi-oa-tunya, the smoke that thunders. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the falls can be viewed equally well from the Zambian and Zimbabwean banks of the river. Take a raincoat and cross the so-called Knife-edge Footbridge for a closer look ... www.victoriafalls.co.za
Kafue, Lochinvar and Lower Zambezi National Parks offer game not easily seen elsewhere in southern Africa, such as the lechwe and the puku. Sable and sitatunga are also more easily found in the Zambian parks.
North and South Luangwa take pride of place as the most scenic national parks in the region. There is no better place to drink a gin and tonic than on the Luangwa River at sunset.
The Africa House – Stewart Gore-Browne’s mansion is open to the public. For a more laid-back experience, stay at Kapishya Hot Springs on the western side of the estate and drink champagne in the bubbling waters.