Zambia, situated in Southern Africa, is a landlocked country with Lusaka as its capital city. Its name was derived from the Zambezi river, meaning God’s River. Zambia is known to be the 39th-largest country in the world at 752 614 km2. The population consists of about 10 million people from over 73 different tribes, mostly living around the urban centers.
Zambia’s official language is English and all business and media can be found in English although over 73 dialects are spoken in Zambia.
Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)
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Zambia, with its tropical climate, is known to have three distinct seasons: Warm and Wet (Dec – Apr) Cool and Dry (May – Aug) and Hot and Dry (Sept – Nov). Average summer temperatures range between 25° C and 35° C, while winter temperatures range between 6° C and 24° C.
Major attractions in Zambia
Zambia is one African country that has maintained a relatively stable peace and order situation, making it an ideal place for visitors to explore. Furthermore, the country is also known to exert substantial effort in the conservation of its natural resources. Thus, it prides itself as offering its visitors a wide array of diverse natural...Read more
As expected with attractions in Africa, Zambia also can hold its own against its neighbours when it comes to the diversity of its land masses and the flora and fauna they contain. From lush jungles on one side to rolling grasslands and bare wilderness on the other, the Zambian landscape doesn’t fail to impress any...Read more
When foreigners hear of the country Zambia, two things are most likely to come up – the mighty Zambezi River and the majestic Victoria Falls. The latter is located in an area that Zambia actually shares with neighboring Zimbabwe, much like Niagara is shared between the US and Canada. Somehow, Zimbabwe ends up with the...Read more
- South Luangwa National Park
- Kabwata Cultural Village
- Kalimba Reptile Park
- The Munda Wanga Environmental Park
- The Great Zambezi
Popular activities in Zambia
Don’t Get “Out of Africa” Unless You’ve Ridden an Elephant in Zambia Zambia in the southern portion of the African continent prides itself as a devout preserver of its natural wonders. Of course, since it is in Africa, visitors can only expect the best experience when it comes to having actual interaction with animals. Don’t...Read more
For most people, when the country ‘Zambia’ is mentioned, they think of images of jungles, wildlife, and unspoiled African scenery. That, of course, is still true, but people don’t really think of horses and having fun with equine friends in Zambia. Actually, there are some place in Zambia where people cannot only enjoy horseback riding,...Read more
Events & Festivals
Feast of music, dancing and drinking
Zambian Art and Design Show
Annual Art and Design Show
Livingstone Cultural & Arts Festival
Insight to the rich cultural diversity of Zambian tribes.
Money and Cash
The Zambian currency is the Kwacha and is known to fluctuate regularly. The Kwacha comes in denominations of 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000 and 10 000, 20 000 and 50 000 kwacha notes. In 2005 1 US$ bought you 4800 Kwacha, just to give you an idea.
In Zambia most of the hotels, restaurants and bigger shops will accept credit cards and most of the bigger banks will advance local currency against your credit card. Some establishments will charge you for service on your bill, if this is not the case you can add 10% for good service.
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Sourced in the landlocked southern African nation of Zambia, the Zambezi is Africa's fourth-longest river and the largest continental river that flows into the Indian Ocean. The world's largest waterfall, the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, also calls the Zambezi its home. Hydroelectric dams built along the length of the river draw...Read More »