Of course, visiting just one place, regardless of its popularity, will only ever furnish you with a narrow window into the wider personality of a region. So allow time to delve into Zambia's other natural and man-made attractions.
Discover the region's alluring waterways. Rafting and canoeing are just two of the popular ways to get wet here.
Local dishes are one of the keys to getting to know about an area. So, visit some of the region's restaurants and cafés. Two of the region's typical ingredients are millet and mutton. There are plenty of popular dishes here. Try out cooked freshwater fish or ndiwo (relish from meat and vegetables). Taste golabjamoun (sweet potato, flour and milk) at the conclusion of your main dishes. This is a common choice for locals. Refresh yourself with a glass of the regional brew. Chibuku is a popular option. Maheu (maize meal drink) is popular option to ask for no matter the time.
Independence Day falls on the 24th of October, so if you're lucky enough to be in Chipata then, take a break from sightseeing and spend the day celebrating with locals.
For those who plan on traveling by air, keep in mind that the handiest major airport is Kamuzu International Airport, 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the east of Chipata.