| Vast areas of unspoiled and virtually undiscovered protected wilderness areas make Zambia an undisputed favorite among dedicated safari enthusiasts. Taking its name from the mighty Zambezi River, which flows along its southern border, Zambia has set aside a large percentage of its land as wildlife reserves. This well-watered region of Africa has large tracts of open woodland and floodplains rich in wildlife. Small, well run lodges and camps offer friendly, personal service in pristine wilderness areas known both for their concentration and diversity of game and birdlife. Within Zambia's borders are several national parks each with its own character and particular blend of predominant animals and birds. South Luangwa and Kafue National Parks are ideal wilderness areas for traditional walking safaris, mobile tented camps, remote bush camps, night drives to view the fascinating nocturnal species, excellent opportunities for game fishing, and water borne activities, offering something for everyone. The warmth and welcome of the Zambian people is legendary. The safari-goer is guaranteed to see many animals and few Homo sapiens. A safari in Zambia epitomizes the ultimate wilderness experience, in the tradition of Stanley and Livingstone.