ABOUT ZAMBIAThe Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around the Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt to the northwest.
The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are some of the largest in the world.
Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. It is located in the southern part of the central plateau of the country, at an elevation of 1279 m. It has a population of 3,100,000 (2007 estimate). It is a commercial centre as well as the centre of government, and the four main highways of Zambia radiate north, south, east and west from it. The two main languages spoken in Lusaka are English and Nyanja.
Kafue National Park is the largest national park in Zambia, covering an area of about 22,400 km². It is the second largest park in Africa and is home to over 55 different species of animals. The park is named for the Kafue River. It stretches over three provinces: North Western, Central and Southern. The main access is via the Great West Road from Lusaka to Mongu which crosses the park north of its centre.
Festivals and Events
Zambia’s Great Bat Migration
Every year between October and December, up to ten million fruit bats make the journey from all over central Africa to the Kasanka National Park in Zambia in what is the world’s largest mammal migration. The bats come to the area to feast on the ripening fruits of the fertile valley and usually stay for around six weeks."
Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River
Ever since discovered in the year 1855, Victoria Falls has unfailingly mesmerized every visitor to its midsts. Nearly a mile wide, the falls are situated on Zambezi River. The mist that rises when millions of gallons of water leaps 400 feet down, is seen from almost 40 miles away. At the foot of the falls, the rapids that are formed provide perfect setting for rafting. To get the best views of Victoria Falls, opt for 'Flights of the Angels', a 15 minute plane trip that takes you over the falls. It has been dubbed as the most scenic flight trips in the world."