Epitomising the real Africa, Zambia is home to natural wonders such as the thundering Zambezi River and world-famous Victoria Falls. Nature reserves and transfrontier conservation enable the visitor to view wildlife it its natural habitat. Known for its welcoming people, rich culture and fascinating drumming and dancing rituals, Zambia is the ideal adventure destination.
National Day: 24 October 1964
Airport: Lusaka International Airport, Livingstone
Main languages: English, Chinyanja and 72 local dialects
Neighbouring countries: Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola
Time zone: GMT +2
Size: 752 612 km2
Population: 12. 526 million (2008)
Economy: Copper mining is the country’s economic mainstay, with agriculture and tourism developing rapidly.
Currency: Zambia Kwacha
Climate: Tropical, the rainy season stretching from November to April. Average temperatures of above 20 °C over most of the country.
Places to see: Lusaka, South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, Lake Kariba, Victoria Falls
Tourism investment opportunities: Wildlifebased activities, Transfrontier Conservation Area
For more information:
T: (260 211) 229087/ 90
F: (260 211) 225174