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Zambia

Zambia is dominated by wilderness and an awe-inspiring sense of space. Flourishing river valleys and floodplains offer an unsurpassed habitat for a huge range of wildlife species, as do the dense woodlands that cover much of the country. Still relatively unexplored by most visitors to Africa, Zambia conjures images of a bygone era, with massive areas of pristine wilderness still to be fully discovered. 

Zambia is blessed with 19 national parks, 6 major lakes, more than 20 different tribal groups and rich animal life. Seventeen magnificent waterfalls, apart from the spectacular Victoria Falls, provide ‘cascade followers’ an adventure into the remote undeveloped rural areas where a taste of village life can be experienced.  Spectacular daily sunsets are almost guaranteed.  Zambia is known as the home of game walking which is an incomparable method of enjoying Africa’s flora and fauna. Zambia shares the incredible Victoria Falls with Zimbabwe and the numerous adrenalin activities of the Zambezi River can be enjoyed from both countries. 

Acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, Zambia’s welcoming people live in peace and harmony. And here, in the warm heart of Africa, you will find some of the finest Safari experiences on the planet, including face to face encounters with nature at its wildest.

The Victoria Falls – forms Zambia’s natural southernmost border.

White water rafting – on the Grade 5 Zambezi River. 

South Luangwa National Park – one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its ox-bow lagoons is remarkable.

Kafue National Park – the largest game reserve in Africa. 

Bird watcher’s paradise – Lochinvar National Park has over 400 known species of birds. The rare Shoebill Stork and the Taita Falcon may be seen in other parts of Zambia. 

Kasanka National Park – where over one million fruit bats roost and migrate to and from the swamp forests.

The Kalombo Falls – the highest (221m) uninterrupted waterfall in Africa.

Ku’omboka ceremony – a 300-year-old cultural ceremony and one of 28 traditional ceremonies.

David Livingstone’s memorial 

Shiwa Ng’andu – made famous by the book – ‘The Africa House’. Well worth a visit

GOOD TO KNOW

ZAMBIA AREA

752 614km²

POPULATION

18.14 million

Capital of ZAMBIA

Lusaka

Currency

Kwacha

ClimatE

There are three seasons: December – April which is warm and wet, May-August which is cool and dry and, September – November which is hot and dry

People

African (98%, including Lozi, Ngoni, Tonga, Lunda, Bemba, Kaonde, Luvale), European (1%)

Official language

English
(over 70 indigenous languages)

Time

GMT + 2hours

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.”

Ernest Hemingway