Zambia is best known for being home to Victoria Falls, which forms the border between it and Zimbabwe. While a trip to see the Falls is a bucket list tick that we highly recommend, there is plenty more to explore in this welcoming country, acknowledged as one of the safest places in the world to visit. The raw beauty of Zambia’s game reserves make them a favourite of regular safari-goers, especially as they don’t attract the crowds of the more obvious safari destinations. You can take a guided walking safari through the wildlife rich South Luangwa, or paddle down the lower Zambezi river in a canoe as hippos float calmly by. Kafue National Park has rolling floodplains that are home to herds of antelope – with their stealthy predators never far behind. Combine your Zambian safari adventure with a beach escape to Malawi – the capital Lusaka is well connected for further travel.