The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in the heart of Africa, bordered by Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique. The country, formerly Northern Rhodesia, gained independence from Britain in 1964 and took the name Zambia from the mighty Zambezi River that originates in the north of the country and forms the border with Zimbabwe.
A large country (about 750,000km²), Zambia has many National Parks and Game Management Areas making up almost 50% of its total area. The spectacular Victoria Falls in the south of the country are world heritage listed and from the nearby town of Livingstone you can partake in a wide variety of adventure activities including white water rafting, bungi jumping and helicopter flips over the Falls.
The population of Zambia is roughly 10 million with the population concentrated in the country’s capital Lusaka and the towns of the Copperbelt. The official language in Zambia is English, with other main languages spoken including Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Bemba, Kaonde and Nyanja. The Zambian people are extremely friendly and treat visitors with warmth and hospitality.
The Zambian economy is strongly dependent on Copper mining, with agriculture and tourism also being important.
For detailed information see www.zambiatourism.com