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About Zambia

Zambia is located in the southern part of South Africa and is officially called the Republic of Zambia. Zambia has a host of varied tourist attractions which make it a worthwhile tourist destination. The top-most attractions are the monuments and memorials, museums, national parks and the lakes of Zambia. Apart from them, the waterfalls and the numerous events which Zambia boasts of also provide exotic experiences. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Victoria Falls are categorized by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.


Currency :

Zambian kwacha (ZMK)

Area :

752,618 square km (290,587 square miles)

Population :

14,309,466 (estimated)

Language :

English, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi

Calling Code :

+260

Time zone :

CAT (UTC+2)


Climate & Geography

The climate of Zambia is humid, wet and dry. Namibia has two primary seasons, one being the rainy season in the period between November and April and the other being the dry season in the period between May and November. Even though the average temperatures of Namibia are never lower than 20 degrees Celsius, the period between May to August is relatively cool.

Namibia does have a coast. It is surrounded by Tanzania to its north-east, Malawi to its east, Democratic Republic of the Congo to its north, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana to its south and Angola to the west. Namibia lies mostly between latitudes 8 degrees and 18 degrees S and longitudes 22 degrees and 34 degrees E.

Territory & Capital : The territory of Zambia is covered mostly with plateaus, river valleys and hills and mountains. The Zambezi or Kaufe basin and the Congo Basin are the two major river basins in Zambia. Zambia has four major rivers and they along their tributaries flow through the territory. The capital of Zambia is Lusaka. It is also the largest city of the Zambia. Lusaka is the seat of administration of Zambia. It houses the National Assembly, the State House and the High Court.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The wet season between the months of December and April is a good time to visit Zambia. The rains result in a lush-green cover all over the nation. However, the rains may provide impediments to safaris. This being the off-season, you will get some of the best deals from the tour operator. The best time to visit Zambia is the dry season which is the period between May and November. This is the period when most of the safari’s and other tourist activities are arranged by the tour operators.

Transportation

The railways and the roadways are the most reliable modes of transportation in Zambia. The river system is also used as an effective means of transportation. However, this is not always possible in the winter season when the water runs quite low. Air charter companies do provide services but they keep changing.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Zambia has a visa policy which allows the citizens of a few countries to enter without a visa, citizens of a few others to get their visa on arrival. It is advised that the nearest Zambian Embassy is contacted to find out the status of your country.


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