Zambia facts

 
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Although to many it may seem that Zambia is the New safari destination, Zambia has long been recognised as ‘the real Africa’ by the seasoned safari traveller for many years and justly so.

While most tourists to Zambia only visit the Victoria Falls and surrounding areas, an exciting and interesting country lies beyond, waiting to be discovered…….by you!

There are many well established and very professional safari operators who have had many years of experience in the high end luxury safari business. Zambia is now becoming more recognised world wide as a holiday destination, having received a lot of very positive press.

The National Economy has stabilised and is growing with twenty years of democratic political rule. This has attracted new investors into the Safari business and there is a steady increase in destinations available to the safari traveller, which in turn is leading to a positive growth in tourism and funding for conservation efforts.

Zambia is home to world-class game reserves, lush floodplains, verdant woodlands and the world’s largest waterfall – the Victoria Falls – which Zambia shares with its neighbour Zimbabwe. A land of spellbinding natural scenery, Zambia covers 750,000 sq kms and sits on a plateau averaging 1300 metres above sea level.

There are 19 national parks in Zambia! The most frequented parks in Zambia are the North and South Luangwa National Parks, the Lower Zambezi National Park and the Kafue National Park.

Zambia offers a wide variety of adventure travel activities, including kayaking, canoeing, micro lighting, river rafting and wilderness walking vacations. The Victoria Falls in Zambia provides a haven for adventure travel enthusiasts.

River rafting is a major attraction and river rafting specialists arrange a variety of river rafting options, including half-day river rafting, full-day river rafting and varying degrees of river rafting, ranging from the more sedate river rafting to totally extreme river rafting! The Lower Zambezi area of Zambia is popular for fishing, canoeing, river rafting and provides for an excellent walking vacation.

Walking vacations in Zambia have becoming increasingly popular, as they allow one to truly savour the African wilderness on foot, letting the senses flow.

General Facts:

Capital City: Lusaka
Main Towns: Livingstone, Ndola, Kitwe.
Population: 12 million +
Area: 752,610 sq.km
Independence: 24th October 1964
National Parks: 19
Currency: Kwacha / USD $
Politics: Free Democracy
Time: GMT+2hrs
Religions: Christian, Animist
Tribes: 74
Principal Languages: English, Bemba, Tonga, Nyanja and other Bantu dialects.

For more information about Zambia visit Info-Zambia & Expat Zambia

For Safari itineraries and bookings visit Nyanja Safaris

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