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Country Fact File-Zambia


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Zambia is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas in the world

Capital City: Lusaka

Major Cities:






English, Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja and Tonga


18.38 million


Depending on altitude, Zambia has a tropical or sub-tropical climate

Important Dates:

January 1st  New Year

March 8th International Women’s Day

March 12th Youth Day

April 10th Good Friday

April 12th Easter Sunday

April 13th Easter Monday

May 1st Labour Day

May 10th Mother’s Day

May 25th Africa Freedom Day

June 21st Father’s Day

July 5th Heroes’ Day

July 7th Unity Day

August 3rd Farmers’ Day

October 24th Independence Day

December 25th Christmas Day

Top Destinations:

Visit the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls. Known in Lozi as Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders”, and in Toka Leya as Shungu Namutitima, “Boiling water”. And it’s no wonder. During the rainy season, water, over two kilometres wide, plunge over the edge into a gorge over one hundred meters below.

Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, Livingston is a fantastic place from which to base your Zambian adventure. Livingstone Town was established in 1905, and has many museums for you to delve into a fascinating past. Check out the Livingstone museum, Wayiwayi art studio museum and railway museum

Zambia is one of the best countries to take a safari in the whole of Africa. The South Luangwa National Park is a jewel in the Zambian crown in this respect. Often tailored to your needs, superb big-game safaris by 4WD.

You can spot lions, elephant, Cape buffalo, spotted hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, warthogs, herds of impala, greater kudu and eland.

South Luangwa is the only place on earth you can find Thornicroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeest and the Crawshay’s zebra.


Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia until 1964 it became independent

You can find termite hills are the size of a house!

Victoria Falls is double the height of Niagara Falls

Zambia is landlocked, over 600 miles from the ocean


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