About the Country
Zambia is home to the very best of what Africa has to offer, with a number of exceptional wildlife and cultural encounters in its vast network of national parks. A landlocked country in the heart of the continent, over 50% of the country has been devoted as National Parks and Game Management Areas. Its name was inspired by the incredible Zambezi River, forming both the border with Zimbabwe and the source of the mighty Victoria Falls.
The majority of the Zambia centres around a high and undulating plateau of 3,000 metres, cut into by the deep valleys of the Zambezi, Kafue, Luangwa and Luapula rivers. which falls in the East to the river valleys of the Luangwa and the Zambezi. Formerly North Rhodesia, Zambia was declared a sovereign nation by the British administration in 1964. The population of Zambia is roughly 10 million with the population concentrated in the country’s capital Lusaka and the towns of the Copperbelt. The official language in Zambia is English, with other main languages spoken including Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Bemba, Kaonde and Nyanja. The Zambian people are extremely friendly and treat visitors with warmth and hospitality. The town of Livingstone is ideal to visit on safari, offering a number of thrill-seeking activities such as white water rafting and helicopter rides. Read on to find out more about regions and landmarks in Zambia.