In this post, we’ll talk about Zambia. We’ll learn about Zambia people, Zambia language, Zambia religion, Zambia map, and we’ll be checking if Zambia is a country or a city, if Zambia is safe to visit, what to do in Zambia while you are there, sightseeing places to visit in Zambia!
Introduction to Zambia
If we are to tell one thing every traveler loves about Africa is African Safari tours which you can experience nowhere else. Zambia is the heaven for Safari tour lovers, with a lot of iconic scenes and wildlife to offer adventurous visitors.
Let’s get to know this Safari heaven so-called Zambia!
Recent history of Zambia
Zambia’s colonization by the UK
Similar to its neighbor, Zimbabwe, Zambia was colonized by the UK at the same time and became a British colony for a while.
Zambia’s independence from the UK
After two independence elections, Zambia gained independence from the UK on October 24, 1964.
People in Zambia
Ethnic groups in Zambia
Zambia has a population of 17.3 million people in it. About 90% of Zambians belong to one of the 9 major Zambian tribes, and the rest are mixed races, as a legacy of Zambia’s colonization days!
There is a notable Zimbabwean population living in Zambia today.
Official language in Zambia
The sole official language in Zambia is English which is being used mostly for education and business while most people speak a local language at home and for their daily communications with others.
There are 24 recognized local languages in Zambia, the main one being Bemba, and the second-largest Zambian language is Nyanja.
Religion in Zambia
More than 85% of Zambia’s population identify as Christian and the rest are following Traditional African religions. There’s also a small minority of Muslims and Atheists in Zambia.
What to do in Zambia
Zambia is the best country in Africa for Safari tours
Zambia has a diverse nature and beautiful national parks such as Lower Zambezi National Park, Kafue National Park, and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where you can visit via Safari tours and have the best Safari tour of your life in Zambia.
Victoria Falls in Zambia
Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world with a total width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft).
Victoria Falls is located between Zambia and Zimbabwe border. The advantage of visiting Victoria Falls from Zambia is that you can get closer to the water, while the advantage of visiting Victoria falls in Zimbabwe is a better view of the main falls in Victoria falls.
Zambezi River in Zambia
Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa, crossing 6 countries of Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.
The Zambezi River in Zambia is truly beautiful and worth visiting.
11 thoughts on “The Ultimate Travel Guide to Zambia”
Another great place to visit! I imagine it is beautiful there! <3
Your posts are always enlightening!
Thank you very much!
I appreciate your kind words.
Zambia must be a beautiful country to visit some day! I should be thinking about it.
It is an amazing one.
I wish you get to visit it there someday soon!
That’s really cool! I sort of have an ethical issue with safaris though because the people who run the business keep their employees in poverty and none of the locals can afford safari prices because it’s more than what they make in a year! My friend did one in Tanzania and she told me all about it
I would love to go someday and get to experience a safari at least once in my life.Thank you for sharing this. I think I know where to start. =)
You’ll love it! It’s so exciting!
Than you for your comment! 😊
You’re very much welcome to our beautiful country.
Beautiful photos. Especially like the one of the lions. What majestic animals they are.
They’re awesome! Especially the way they walk and look at you!