Zambia

Given not only its beauty, but also the peace and harmony with which its welcoming people live, Zambia has been called the “butterfly in the heart of Africa” for good reason. Indeed, Zambia is known as one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world to visit.

A landlocked country in Southern Africa, Zambia is neighbored by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the northeast, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. Zambia measures slightly larger than Texas. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the southeast of the country, where the country’s population is mainly concentrated, along with the Copperbelt, to the northwest.

Zambia is probably best known as the home of the Victoria Falls, which has been called ‘the greatest known curtain of falling water.” The Falls are an awe-inspiring sight of beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe — truly spectacular in the extreme.
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Along with about 20 other magnificent waterfalls, Zambia offers tours to “cascade followers” into the remote undeveloped rural areas where visitors can get a glimpse of village life. Then there’s the spectacular wildlife, amazing adventures and rich culture, and Zambia is land of the legendary African walking safari and home of the wild Zambezi River. In fact, Zambia has the largest water resources in the whole of southern Africa including massive, breathtaking lakes and wetlands, offering excellent fishing, a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness. National parks include the well known Lower Zambezi, Kafue and the South Luangwa. It is here in Zambia that the proliferation of bush lodges have sprung up affording tourists the basic comforts while preserving the African feel of game viewing.

Zambia’s panoramic scenery, wildlife and birds, along with its people and vibrant ceremonies make it an immensely photogenic country. Visitors to Zambia will truly find a plethora of action activities from world class river rafting, bungee jumping into the deep gorge below the Victoria Falls, canoeing safaris down the Zambezi, river surfing, Tiger fishing or simply enjoying the breathtaking African sunsets.

Travel Information

Electricity

Current is 220/240 volt at 50 cycles per second. Both square and round wall plugs are used.

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Banking

Currency

Zambia’s unit of currency is the Kwacha (ZMW), formally ZMK which was rebased in 2013. The denominaions are K100, K50, K20,…

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Cuisine

Zambia’s native cuisine is based on nshima, a cooked porridge made from ground maize normally accompanied by some tasty relish, perhaps made of meat and…

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Climate

The rains in Zambia come mostly in December, January, February and March though the further north you are, the earlier the rains arrive and the later they…

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Transport

Proflight flies from Lusaka to Mfuwe (South Luangwa), to Livingstone and the Copperbelt and also does charters.Various air charter companies will fly to…

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Dress

Zambia has mild winters and the summer days can be scourching hot. Lightweight casual clothes can be worn all year round, with a jacket or jersey for early…

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Regions

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and…

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Reviews

An Incredible Time

Southern Sky Adventures did a great job helping us to plan our trip to Africa.  They covered all of the details—everything from flights and accommodations to safari essentials to in-country cell phone service to restaurant and activity recommendations.  Richard even managed to make suggestions on how four women should not…

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Worry-Free Group Experience

Our fall trip to Africa included 11 wonderful and diverse individuals for four venues, over a two week period.   How can this many people enjoy themselves so much for this extended period of time?  The answer is Richard Pace!  You worked diligently to anticipate our every need, and continued to…

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