Zambia: Right Into the Heart of Africa

by - 12/01/2017 09:33:00 AM

It’s difficult to know where to begin when you’re talking about Zambia because this large country has a little bit of everything: natural beauty, thriving cities, a diverse population, and none of them rule over the others. As such, the country is a fantastic spot to visit. Considered by many to be “the real Africa,” it’s a country that has captivated adventurous travellers for decades. And with accessibility improving all the time, it’s a place that might just seem a big boom in travel in the not too distant future, too.


Need To Know Info

Zambia is located in the southern part of the continent and is landlocked. It’s famous for its safari opportunities, and for being home to Victoria Falls, one of the world’s ‘Seven Natural Wonders.’ There is a population of a little over sixteen million people, the majority of whom live in urban areas. Many different tribes are living in Zambia, though none of them can be considered dominant; at all, they get along with one another well. English is the official language, though many others are spoken throughout the country.

Getting There

Zambia is around the same size as France, but most of the air traffic comes through a single airport, which is located in Lusaka. If you’re coming from outside the country, you’ll likely fly into here, and will almost certainly do so if you’re coming from Europe. When you land, it’s a good idea to spend some time at the Protea Hotel Lusaka. Though the time difference between Zambia and Europe is minimal, you’ll want some time to get used to your new surroundings, especially if it’s your first time in Africa. It’ll also give you a chance to see the attractions of Lusaka before moving into more remote areas.

When To Go

If you’re thinking of when to visit Zambia, then you shouldn’t think in terms of seasons like summer and winter. Instead, think of the rainy and dry season. May to October is the dry season; it is this period that’s best for viewing game. The rainy season runs from December until April; if your primary motivation is to see Victoria Falls in all its glory, then visit in the period just after the rainy season.

Into the Wild

If you’re interested in visiting Zambia, then you’ll already know that the country’s outdoor scenery is perhaps its biggest draw. For sure, you’ll want to make sure you pack some outdoor clothing and get ready to explore during your journey! To visit Zambia and not see Victoria Falls would be a wasted trip, so make sure you get out there. There are also a number of National Parks you should stop by too, including Kafue, South Luangwa, and Lower Zambezi.

Adventure Fun

Finally, remember that you don’t just look at things in Zambia: you can get involved. Things like water rafting, exploring waterfalls, and bungee jumping and similar activities are all part of the fun.

For your next trip, consider Zambia, one of the world’s most underrated destinations!

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