Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke That Thunders”
Its neighbors are the Democratic Republic of the 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 is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia
Zambia has a tropical climate, and consists mostly of high plateaus with some hills and mountains, dissected by river valleys. At 752,614 km2 (290,586 sq mi) it is the 39th-largest country in the world, slightly smaller than Chile. The country lies mostly between latitudes 8° and 18°S, and longitudes 22° and 34°E.
Zambia is drained by two major river basins: the Zambezi/Kafue basin in the centre, west and south covering about three-quarters of the country; and the Congo basin in the north covering about one-quarter of the country. A very small area in the northeast forms part of the internal drainage basin of Lake Rukwa in Tanzania Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.
Zambia’s contemporary culture is a blend of values, norms, material and spiritual traditions of more than 70 ethnically diverse people. Most of the tribes of Zambia moved into the area in a series of migratory waves a few centuries ago. They grew in numbers and many travelled in search of establishing new kingdoms, farming land and pastures.
From the array of wildlife in parks to beautiful waterfalls and massive lakes, Zambia promises beauty in all its splendour for you to see and enjoy.
The typical Zambian diet is heavy on starch and comfort foods such as stews, soups and beans. Zambia’s most popular lager is called Mosi, taken from the original name for Victoria Falls. But in rural areas, you’re more likely to see locals drinking maize or sorghum beer, often homemade.
Zambia’s rainy season is from November to April. Most of the activities are available throughout the year except for the following that depends on the water levels and weather on that particular day:
Zambia’s charms are many and varied – this landlocked southern African country is home not only to Victoria Falls on the border with Zimbabwe, but also has even more seriously impressive natural sights. Prepare to be amazed with our pick of the best.
A variety of accommodations are available in Zambia with houseboats and lodges topping the list as favourite places to stay. Hotels are excellent as well as guest homes and backpackers accommodation
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