Zambia

Zambia Highligts

"Let's explore"

Zambia offers travellers some of the world's best safari opportunities, a glimpse into "real Africa" and Victoria Falls, one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Zambia Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Zambia

Canoeing, Hikking

Country Profile

Capital: Lusaka

Important cities: Lusaka, Chipata, Kabwe, Kitwe, Livingstone, Ndola

Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 752,614 km2

Languages: English, major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages

Mobile Phone: MTN and Airtel are the most performant mobile phone networks. Local SIM cards are available and cheap.

Country code: +260

Electricity: 230V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .zm

Time Zone: UTC+2

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel

Weather

Description:

  • Winter — May to July. The coolest time of the year.
  • Spring — August to September. The mildest time of the year.
  • Dry Summer — October to November. Hottest and dryest time of the year. This is a good time for safaris.
  • Wet Summer — Late November to March. True to the name, there is a lot of rain — sometimes just an hour or two, sometimes for days on end. Great time for tropical fruits. Zambian mangoes are some of the greatest.
  • Fall — Late March to April. This is the harvest season and there is plenty of fress organic food. The harvest festivals take place in winter.

When should you go: Adventure travelers should visit Zambia from April to October, for prime wildlife viewing.

Lusaka
Fair
05:2618:16 CAT
Wind: 1mph NE
Humidity: 77%
Pressure: 29.98"Hg
UV index: 0
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Chipata
Mostly Cloudy
05:1117:56 CAT
Wind: 4mph ENE
Humidity: 52%
Pressure: 29.74"Hg
UV index: 0
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Kabwe
Mostly Cloudy
05:2718:14 CAT
Wind: 2mph W
Humidity: 80%
Pressure: 29.75"Hg
UV index: 0
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Kitwe
Partly Cloudy
05:3018:12 CAT
Wind: 2mph SW
Humidity: 84%
Pressure: 29.78"Hg
UV index: 0
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Livingstone
Partly Cloudy
05:3218:29 CAT
Wind: 2mph NW
Humidity: 75%
Pressure: 29.74"Hg
UV index: 0
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Ndola
Partly Cloudy
05:2818:11 CAT
Wind: 2mph S
Humidity: 84%
Pressure: 29.78"Hg
UV index: 0
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