Leave it to Zambia, to convince you that marvels exist among us.
Zambia leaves a mark on the African Map, now to the world too, for its rich tourism resources. Not only a home to the natural wonder, The Victoria Falls, but also practices of unique culture and heritage of its local people. We proudly acknowledge that boredom is not in our vocabulary, as there is plenty to learn and experience in our motherland; the different tongues spoken, the various traditional ceremonies practiced, above all, the peace that reigns over this land for a good 56 years since attaining its independence in the year 1964.
Not long ago, the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, declared our very own South Luangwa National Park to be the World’s first ‘Sustainable Wildlife Park. We strive to maintain natural ways of living by making lodges that can co-exist with nature and support locals by buying local produce such as arts and crafts. For our lovely visitors, there is unlimited activities at the lodges that allow tourists to participate in community practices. In incorporating locals, we promote domestic tourism, by encouraging local rates in the off-peak season, to allow local Zambians to visit places like the Victoria Falls and stay in our lodges.
Tourists are rest assured security during their stay in Zambia, as Zambia Tourism Agency is assigned the regulation of Tourism, this is done so through grading all tourism facilities, licensing tourism businesses, this encourages and ensures quality service delivery to tourists. Among our long-term goals, Zambia will not only mainly focus on holiday tours, but will be open to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) destination.
At the moment, we are in the process of reintroducing our national carrier, Zambian Airways. This development will make Zambia more accessible.
Even though hit with the global pandemic, we are aiming to grow our clientele in 2021, as Zambia is eager and excited to share its marvels with many new visitors.
SOME OF THE THINGS TO DO IN ZAMBIA
Zambia offers a range of action activities, from more pedestrian excursions such as guided lion walks to the more adventurous options including white water rafting down the raging rapids of the incredible Zambezi or bungee jumping over the majestic Victoria Falls.
When it is time to kick back and enjoy time off, Zambia doesn’t disappoint. Unwind in a luxurious spa, go for a round of 18, explore a local village or go on a sunset river cruise. While many people think that Zambia is a destination only for the adrenaline- junkie, there is a lot to do that will help you relax and de-stress during your time in this magnificent destination.
Zambia is home to numerous fantastic national parks and a wide spectrum of Africa’s most interesting flora and fauna. And there are any number of ways to enjoy this wilder side of the country and entice both safari first timers and old hands.
For those of you who have seen enough wildlife or had their fair share of adrenaline rushes, and prefer to take things easy, Zambia has plenty of quiet and peaceful places to enjoy a spot of fishing or a relaxing cruise on a private houseboat.
Zambia has four (04) International Airports namely: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula Airport in Livingstone, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe in Ndola, Copperbelt and Mfuwe (South Luangwa) Airport.
Airlines flying to Lusaka, Zambia are as follows;
South African Airways
South African Express
South African Airlink
Proflight Zambia & Mahogany Air
Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) operates trains from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia.
Zambia run’s a local train service (Zambia Railways) from the Copperbelt to Livingstone (Victoria Falls) however, this is a Locomotive train with a maximum speed of 70km/Hr.
There is a ferry service (MV Liemba) to Mpulungu in northern Zambia across Lake Tanganyika from Kigoma in Tanzania and Bujumbura in Burundi.
A pontoon ferry crosses the Zambezi River from Botswana to southern Zambia at Kazungula.
Zambia shares borders with the following eight countries: Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - The boarder is in Chingola on the Copperbelt with Lubumbashi in Katanga Province, via the border towns of Chililabombwe (Zambia) and Kasumbalesa (DRC).
Malawi - The boarder is in Mchinji, which is 30km, southeast of Chipata (Eastern Province in Zambia) which is between Lusaka and Lilongwe.
Mozambique - The main border is in Mlolo (Eastern Province, Zambia) and Cassacatiza (Mozambique), alternatively you can reach Mozambique through Malawi.
Namibia - The border is in Sesheke (Zambia), on the northern and southern bank of the Zambezi River, while the Namibian boarder is at Wenela near Katima Mulilo.
Zimbabwe - The boaders to use are Chirundu (Zambia), between Lusaka (Zambia) and Harare (Zimbabwe); Siavonga and Kariba, about 50km upstream from Chirundu; and Livingstone (Zambia) and Victoria Falls town (Zimbabwe).
Tanzania - The border to use is in Nakonde (Zambia) and Tunduma (Tanzania). Bus services run from Lusaka to Nakonde and on to Mbeya.
Botswana - The border to use is Kazungula (Zambia) along the Zambezi River.
South Africa - The border is via Harare and Masvingo in Zimbabwe.