Zambia, home to the world’s largest waterfalls and one of the seven natural world wonders, this country is definitely more than meets the eye. Zambia is a landlocked country situated in southern Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The capital city is Lusaka and the local currency is the Zambian Kwacha (ZMK).
Fun Fact! Not only is Zambia home to the world’s largest waterfall, it’s also home to the world’s largest manmade lake!
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So, lets break this country up into PARTS.
Zambian people are very diverse with the main ethnic groups being the; Bemba, Tonga, Chewa, Lozi, Nsenga, Tumbuka and Ngoni. With over 70 languages spoken in the country, the official language is English. However, Bemba, Nyanja and Tonga amongst other languages are also commonly spoken.
This country has much more to offer than the safaris. If you’re in the capital here’s what you can do:
Check out the historic freedom statue in the city centre, or why not visit the National Museum exploring the county’s history and culture. The Cultural village is a great way to discover Zambian art, from woodcarving to painting to sculptures, this village has perfect tourist gifts.
A little out of the city is Lusaka National park, though it’s Zambia’s newest national park it’s already home to hundreds of wil
Victoria Falls is an absolute must! These are the largest waterfalls in the world located on the Zambia and Zimbabwe boarder. This place is a UNESECO World Heritage site and one of the worlds natural seven wonders and it’s not hard to see why! Words cannot describe how lifechanging this place is. You’ll just have to go and see it yourself and thank me later.
For those scaly lovers, Kalimba Reptile park is the perfect park for you. This refugee is home to a variety of reptiles such as crocodiles, snakes, tortoises and much more!
South Luangwa National Park is home to the big 5 and much more! Why not book a tour and view the amazing wildlife up close! Kafue National Park is the country’s oldest and largest park home to wild African dogs.
Rituals and Culture
The majority of the population are Protestant with Catholicism being the country’s second largest religion. Other religions such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism are also practiced.
Some of the country’s staple foods are corn, maize, soybeans and vegetables. Some Zambian specialties include: Nshima (maize porridge with meat stew), Cassava pancakes, Ifisashi (groundnut stew with vegetables) and fish.
– Strapped with cash. There are no ATMs, so make sure you take some money with you or convert your money into the local currency.
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Outside of the UK: Please check your government’s travel advice carefully.