Zambia

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"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.

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