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Zambia

The Land of the Great River

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Overview

Zambia is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern, and East Africa. It shares its borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the West. The capital city of Zambia is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province in the north, the core economic hubs of the country. In 1964, Zambia became independent and prime minister Kenneth Kaunda became the inaugural president.

Climate, Fauna and Flora

The country has a tropical climate and consists mostly of high plateaus with a few mountains and hills, dissected by impressive river valleys. Over 3,500 species of wild flowering can be found in this country. The country boasts over 800 bird species. You will also find 490 known fish species in Zambia, with Lake Tanganyika having the highest diversity of species. Zambia has some of Africa’s best wildlife and game reserves, affording the country abundant tourism potential.

Attractions and Activities

Zambia’s fantastic reputation is helped along by friendly and English-speaking local people. Zambia is a very safe country to travel around in with a very low risk of terrorism. Victoria Falls in the southern part of the country is a major tourist attraction. Kafue National Park, one of the biggest parks in Africa and blessed with incredible wildlife including the big 5. South Luangwa National Park is the original home of the walking safari and is regarded as one of the great parks of Africa.  Adventure activities in Zambia include Microlight flight over Victoria Falls, a dip in the famous devil’s pool, Bungee Jumping, Abseiling and other bridge activities and white-water rafting in Victoria Falls.

Culture and Gastronomy

The taste of Zambia is very cultural with maize being the stable food and often eaten with meat & stews. But you are sure to find modern-day cuisine at the restaurants & lodges across the country.

Currency

You will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months to visit Zambia. The country's currency is the Zambian Kwacha ( ZMW). Accommodation in Zambia varies in rates but you are sure to find something in your budget range.

Zambia invites you with open arms and you will be treated like family. Zambians love for nature and people will be hard to find anywhere and will have you come back for more.