Destination Overview

Zambia

Zambia is the land of the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, abundant wildlife, and raw wilderness, all in one friendly country. Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa. Acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, Zambia’s welcoming people live in peace and harmony.

Capital

Lusaka

Time

GMT +2

Currency

Zambian kwacha

Language

English


Religion

Christianity


Population

18.9 Million


International Airports

Lusaka, Ndola

Weather

Zambia experiences a predominantly sub-tropical climate characterized by three distinct seasons: a hot and dry season (mid-August to mid-November), a wet rainy season (mid-November to April) and a cool dry season (May to mid-August).

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Top Highlights

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.

Zambezi River

For about 500 kilometres the great Zambezi River serves as the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe thundering over the Victoria Falls and through the narrow, steadily deepening Batoka Gorge, providing a fantastic playground for white-water rafting, kayaking, river boarding and jet boating. The Zambezi supports one of Africa’s most important wilderness areas as it provides sustenance to a diverse array of wildlife.

National Parks

There are 20 national parks and 34 game management areas in Zambia. South Luangwa, Kafue, and Lower Zambezi rank among the finest game parks in the world. Many parks have substantial wildlife and Mosi-oa-Tunya, near Victoria Falls, is regarded as a Zoological Park, as it has a well-managed population of antelope, elephants, giraffe, and rhino, but does not have any predators.

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