African travel tips for visiting Zambia

In Zambia, a third of the country dedicated to nature conservation, Zambia offers visitors one of the best wildlife and wildlife areas in Africa. A wide range of action adventures, from the legendary walking safari to rafting on the mighty Zambezi, allows you to enjoy nature in its wildest and most exciting.

A paradise for anglers and fishermen. Zambia has registered over 740 species of birds in magnificent scenery and offers some of the best freshwater fishing available, including excellent tiger fishing. Best of all, Zambia is one of the most stable countries in Africa, with 73 tribes living in harmony.

People are very friendly and show a rich cultural heritage during their vivid traditional ceremonies that are open to Westerners to witness their ancient and timeless mysticism.

CAPITAL:

Lusaka

CLIMATE:

There are three distinct seasons: August-October is warm to hot and dry, offering the best time to watch the game because there is little water; Nov-Mar is hot with rain showers, but the perfect season for bird watching, as migrants arrive from the north; and April-July, when the days are dry and warm, and the evenings and early mornings are cool – also good for watching games.

CURRENCY:

1 Kwacha = 100 Ngwee. Currency exchange takes place in authorized banks and exchange offices. American Express is widely used, with more limited use of Access / MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa. US dollar travelers checks are recommended.

ELECTRICITY:

220 volts, 50 Hz. The plugs are square 3-pin.

HEALTH:

It is recommended to take precautions before arriving at hepatitis A, polio, typhoid fever, malaria (all-year risk all over the country) and yellow fever. Other health problems include dysentery, diarrheal diseases, cholera (avoid street vendors; filter and boil water), flu (risk increases throughout the year), limited medical facilities and AIDS. The climate is exacerbated by chronic sinusitis. Dust in the dry season, molds in the rainy season and pollen can affect allergies for most of the year.

LANGUAGE:

English is the official language in which all media and business are conducted. There are over 73 tribal dialects, of which the main languages ​​are Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Luvale, Lozi, Mambwe and Tumbuka.

CHRISTMAS:

New Year (January 1); Youth Day (March 12); Good Friday (April 9); Easter Monday (April 12); Labor Day (May 1); African Day (May 25); Heroes Day (July 5); Unity Day (July 6); Farmers' Day (August 2); Defense Day (August 12); Independence Day (October 24); All Saints' Day (November 1); Christmas (December 25)

SHOPPING:

ebony sculptures; woven baskets; copper, brass and malachite objects; printed fabric; masks; drums; thumb pianos; xylophones; conical fish traps; clay pots. Souvenirs can be exported without restrictions, but game trophies, e.g. tooth, bone, skin, feather, etc. are subject to export permits.

RULES OF SOCIAL LIFE:

Most of the followers adopt traditional animistic views, which is reflected in their social culture and customs. Shaking hands is a common form of greeting.

THE TIME DIFFERENCE:

GMT + 2

TROLLEY:

Tips in hotels have been lifted by law, but you can expect a tip of 10 percent or include it in other bills.

KEY ATTRACTIONS DESCRIPTION:

South Luangwa:

The most important wildlife park in Zambia, known for its dense concentration of animals, with over 50 mammals and 400 species of birds; the Luangwa River has more hippos and crocodiles than any other river in Africa.

Liuwa plains:

A scene of dramatic migrations of the blue wildebeest accompanied by predators a lion, leopard, cheetah and endangered wild dog.

Kafue:

One of the largest parks in Africa, with huge herds of antelopes and magnificent views of lions on the northern plains of Busanga; the apartments have high concentrations of water birds.

Bangweulu wetlands:

Flood plains are known for their high concentrations of water birds, of which millions feed on nutrient-rich shallows; also attracts thousands of endemic velvet black lechwe antelope.

Lochinvar National Park:

Considered a world record in the highest diversity of bird species (428 on just 410 square kilometers); more than 30,000 Kechue lechwe antelopes roam here, which are nowhere else in the world.

Lusaka:

The capital's colorful markets, Munda Wang's zoo and botanical gardens, Kalimba reptile park, Kabwata culture village, Lusaka Museum, Zintu Community Arts and Crafts Museum and Copper Art Center cannot be missed.

Livingstone:

In the city, see the Mosi-oa-Tunya zoo, Livingstone Museum, Railway Museum, Maramba Culture Village, Mukuni tribal village, traditional festivities and markets. A nearby kayak or boat trip along the upper part of Zambezi, white water rafting, bungi, jump off the Vic Falls bridge, microlight over the waterfall and Batoka Gorge, or go horse riding, walking or hiking.

Kariba Lake:

It offers excellent fishing, water sports, boating and camping on the lake.

Lake Tanganyika:

The deepest and longest lake in Africa offers great diving and hiking to the top of the Kalambo Falls, the second highest in Africa at an altitude of 220 m; Other water sports, fishing and watching games can be enjoyed at Sumbu Park on the shore.

Lower Zambezi:

Excellent watching game by boat or kayak; home to one of the largest remaining elephant herds in the world; see also buffaloes and hippos from close range and abundant birds.