Zambia Tourism Facts & Tourist Attractions
Travelers Information for Vacation Holidays and Safaris to ZambiaWith a third of the country devoted to conservation, Zambia offers the adventure visitor some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas in Africa
South Luangwa Zambia's premier game park noted for its dense concentrations of game, with over 50 mammal and 400 bird species; the Luangwa river boasts more hippos and crocodiles than any other river in Africa
Bangweulu Swamps The floodplains are renowned for high concentrations of water birds, of which millions feed in the nutrient rich shallows; it also attracts the endemic acquatic black lechwe antelope by the thousands
Lochinvar National Park Regarded as holding the world record for the highest diversity of bird species (428 in only 410 square kilometres); over 30,000 Kafue lechwe antelope, found nowhere else in the world, roam here
Lusaka In the capital, don't miss the colourful
markets, Munda Wanga Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Kalimba Reptile Park,
Kabwata Cultural Village, Lusaka Museum, Zintu Community Museum of
Arts and Crafts and the Copper Art Centre
Lake Kariba Offers prime fishing, water sports, houseboating and lake camping
Lake Tanganyika Africa's deepest and longest lake offers great scuba diving and hiking to the top of Kalambo falls, the second highest in Africa at 220m; other water sports, fishing and game viewing can be enjoyed at Sumbu park on the shore
Lower Zambezi Excellent game viewing by boat or canoe; home to one of the largest remaining elephant herds in the world; also see buffalo and hippo at close range and birds in abundance
Language English is the official language and all media and business is conducted in it. There are over 73 tribal dialects of which the main languages are Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Luvale, Lozi, Mambwe and Tumbuka.
General Information about Zambia
■ A wide range of action adventures, from the legendary walking safari
to river rafting on the mighty Zambezi, allows the enjoyment of nature
at its wildest and most exhilirating
Electricity: 220volts, 50Hz. Plugs are 3-pin square.
8am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Mon-Fri
There are three distinct seasons: Aug-Oct is warm to hot and dry offering the best time for game viewing as water is scarce; Nov-Mar is hot with thundershowers, but excellent bird watching season as migrants come from the north; and Apr-Jul when days are dry and warm and evenings and early mornings are cold - also good for game viewing
1 Kwacha = 100 Ngwee. Foreign exchange is at authorized banks and bureaux de change. American Express is widely used, with more limited use of Access/MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa. US dollar traveller's cheques are recommended.
Duty Free Allowances
Tipping Tipping in hotels has been abolished by law, but a 10 percent tip may be expected or included in bills elsewhere
Social Conventions: The majority follow traditional animist beliefs and this is reflected in their social culture and customs. Hand shaking is the common form of greeting.
Time Difference: GMT+2