Zambia was one of the last countries to be discovered by foreign sportsmen, but for more than 30 years now, it has been one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. Zambia is a large country, and was previously known as Northern Rhodesia. Its diverse terrain, including lush river valleys, Kalahari bushveld, plateau woodland and huge swamps, contains a great variety of species. Zambia is one of the best places in Africa to hunt dangerous game such as lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant, as well as a great variety of plains game. The finest sable in Africa are found in Zambia, as well as several unique species found nowhere else. These include the Sitatunga, Kafue lechwe, black lechwe, and Cookson’s wildebeest. Approximately half of Zambia is still sparsely populated. Therefore, there is ample excellent habitat for wild game.