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Zambia Travel Wiki

Easy travel guide
Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Zambia

The Republic of Zambia has some of the best game reserves and wildlife viewing opportunities that can be found on the African continent.  Covering a total surface area of 752,614 square kilometers, Zambia is a large country. It is slightly larger than Texas State in the USA or slightly larger than France and Belgium combined. Zambia is generally a high plateau averaging between 1,060 metres (3,500 ft) and 1,363 metres (4,500 ft) above sea level. This makes the country’s weather mild and pleasant.

With over 70 different ethnic groups, you’ll find festivals and ceremonies are held frequently throughout the year. During these traditional ceremonies the music and dance characterize quiet beauty, bustle, bounding life or brimming joy. The emphasis will vary from breathless acrobatic spectacle amid propulsive drumming to fine subtleties of sound and movement.

Zambia has 19 national parks and 34 game management areas. The parks alone cover 47,662 square kilometres. This accounts for 6% of Zambian land. Some game reserves are privately owned while the major ones are state controlled. Zambia has a wide variety and a large profusion of wildlife, both large and small and including over 741 bird species. Several national parks offer hundreds of kilometers of walking trails to explore.

Yet all of these wonderful aspects of Zambia are overshadowed by one specific location: Victoria Falls.

Called “Mosi-oa-Tunya” locally, or the “Smoke that Thunders,” Victoria Falls is often mentioned as one of the world’s greatest wonders. Located on the border with Zimbabwe, the combined width of 1,708m and height of 108m provides the largest volume of water that falls in the world. Only Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil is somewhat comparable to this natural wonder. You’ll find many tours centrally feature this breathtaking sight.

A visit to Zambia must also include a safari. With the reserved park and reserve space in the country, you won’t find the same traffic jams around the animals as you do in some other countries. Self-driving is even an option for some safaris. Look for the best values, however, with an established safari operator.

Food in Zambia tends to revolve around maize. It’s served in various forms, but nshima is what you will usually find. It’s like a thick soup or porridge and then additional ingredients are added to create stews, which are called “relishes.” Ethnic restaurants are numerous and popular. Indian and Western meals can also be found in the larger cities.

Zambia is the place to be when there is a thirst for exploration that must be quenched. Take some time to plan your adventure and the rewards will be bountiful.

Lake Kariba

Visit the exciting man-made Lake Kariba. When commissioned in 1957 Lake Kariba was the largest man-made lake in the world. It measures 280 kilometres long and 40 kilometres at it’s widest.

The weather in Zambia

Although Zambia lies in the tropics, the general height of the plateau ensures that the climate is seldom unpleasantly hot, except in the valleys. There are three seasons: the cool, dry winter season from May to September; the hot, dry season in October and November; and the rainy season, which is a little hotter, from December to April

City Guides

Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see and do in the city.


Lusaka, capital of Zambia

Lusaka Travel Wiki Travel to Lusaka Lusaka is one of the fastest growing cities in southern Africa and it serves as the capital of Zambia. Once a small village, located along Manda Hill, settlers from Europe helped to expand the city’s footprint over time. As of today, about 2 million people call this area home. A visit to Lusaka will often include stops at the Zintu Community Museum, the Politica Museum, and the Moore Pottery Factory. You will also want to include...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

Weather Online

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Biggest City Zambia

Facts about Zambia, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in Zambia, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

News from Zambia

News from Zambia - Stay updated ! Watch and listen to news resources from Zambia. There are several ways, radio, tv, written and social media, to stay updated on what is happening right now in the country, find some selected news sources in the menu below. If you have found a news source you think is missing, you can read or write comments and ask questions in the disqus field below. Other recommended news:

Travel forum Zambia

Zambia travel forum Discuss Zambia travel with other travellers. Looking for advice, answers and information from Travel Forum guides ? Post your travel questions. You can read and write questions and answers, and you can recommend travel advice and things to do and see in the disqus forum field below.

Why you should visit Zambia

Why Visit Zambia ? If your desire is to meet friendly, warm people then travel to Africa’s peace haven, Zambia. In Zambia you’ll find that which you most desire, the warm African welcome. Some of the amazing sites in Zambia includes: Victoria Falls The Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls, is considered the world’s largest curtain of falling water. It measures 1701 metres wide and plunges down to 111 metres. The torrent of water plunging over a steep cliff...

Zambia Holidays

Zambia Public Holidays See the calendars for national Zambia holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Zambia holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

January 1New Year's Day
March 8International Women's Day
March 12March 12
VariableGood Friday
VariableEaster Monday
May 1Labour Day
May 25Africa Day
VariableHeroes' DayFirst Monday in July
VariableHeroes' DayDay after Heroes Day
VariableFarmers DayFirst Monday in August
October 18National Prayer Day
October 24Independence Day
December 25Christmas Day

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

2Kitwe 400.914
3Ndola 394.518
4Kabwe 188.979
5Chingola  148.564
6Mufulira 120.500
10Chipata 85.963