Reasons to visit Zambia

PEOPLE

  • 72 different ethnic groups
  • Zambia has many vibrant and exciting traditional ceremonies
  • More than 13 conservation NGO’s work closely with the Department of National Parks & Wildlife here; Zambian Carnivore Programme, Wildlife Crime Prevention, WWF, Conservation Lower Zambezi, Conservation South Luangwa, African Parks etc.
  • Zambia is politically stable and safe
  • Population of less than 15 million
  • David Livingstone and many other famous explorers travelled extensively through Zambia
  • Final truce of WW1 was signed in Mbala, Zambia

PLACES

  • More than 30% of the country is protected under 20 National Parks & 34 Game Management Areas
  • Geographically varied from the highlands in the East to the Zambezi floodplain in the West
  • Home to a number of large river systems including the Zambezi, Luangwa and Kafue, most of which flow through National Parks or Protected Areas
  • Natural attractions include; Lake Tanganyika, the sunken lakes of Kashiba and more than 15 large waterfalls situated throughout the country, with Victoria Falls being the largest
  • Zambia is an ideal hub from which to explore the sub-region and it’s 8 neighbouring countries
  • Lake Kariba is the largest man-made lake in the world and supports a thriving fishing industry as well as a variety of wildlife species
  • Lake Tanganyika is the 2nd largest lake by volume in the world and holds many unique fish species
  • Zambia is one of the world’s largest copper producers

ANIMALS

  • Zambia is home to the Big 5
  • Zambia has the largest mammal migration in the world – 10 million fruit bats
  • Zambia has the 2nd largest wildebeest migration in Africa
  • One of Africa’s most diverse antelope populations
  • Stronghold of the African wild dog and cheetah
  • Almost 1000 bird species, including the shoebill stork
  • Luangwa is known as the 'Valley of the Leopard'
  • Home to 3 endemic species; Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra & Cookson’s wildebeest

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