Where is it?: Zambia sits landlocked in southern Africa, east of Angola.
Why do people go here?: Zambia is one of those African countries that is often overlooked. With the recent political instability in Zimbabwe, more and more tourists are going to Zambia to visit the wildlife parks, and to see Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River.
What are the main entry points?: There are a number of ways to reach Zambia. There a good flights from Europe into Lusaka. Overland trips come via Malawi or Zimbabwe.
Currency used: Kwacha
Country Code for Phones: 260
Area codes for Major Cities: Lusaka 1
Religion: Christian 50%, Muslim 30%, Hindu 20%
Population: 13 million
Ethnic Breakdown: African 98%, European 1%, Other 1%
Languages: English, Tonga, Lozi
Major Cities: Lusaka
Attractions: Victoria Falls, Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park
Tourism Office locations and links: Zambia- Ministry of Tourism, P.O. Box 30575 Lusaka, Zambia; http://www.zamnet.zm/travel-tourism.html
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Kafue National Park, Siavonga
Health Issues: Malaria, Typhoid, Yellow Fever
Tips for Visiting
When to go: November to April is the rainy season, so anytime outside of the months is good.
Common Phrases: English speaking country.
Specific Events/Holidays: New Year’s Day: January 1, Youth Day: (second Monday in March), Workers Day: May 1, Unity Day: October 21
Getting Around: Traveling around Zambia takes patience and persistence. Buses regularly travel between main cities, but if you head off-the-beaten path, getting around can take a lot more time and energy.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Zambia is the Lusaka International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Zambia travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.