Reuniting with Reunion
A small part of Africa, Gambia

zambezi riverZambia is famously known for its walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, copious wildlife variations, and untouched wilderness. This warm and vibrant region is totally recognised as a safe country to experience and is comprised of the most loving and peaceful citizens who all live in synchronised harmony.

ZAMBIANS:

the Nyanja-ChewaThere are 72 ethnic groups in Zambia and has a population of under 15 million. Did you know that roughly 90%  of the population fall into 9 major ethno-linguistic groups: the Nyanja-Chewa; Bemba; Tonga; Tumbuka; Lunda; Luvale; Kaonde; Nkoya; and Lozi.

Amounting to roughly 100,000, interestingly enough in Zambia there is a booming Asian community largely originating from India and China as well as a vast amount of expatriates of European origin.

Sonne2ZAMBICLIMATE:

The 3 seasons which make up Zambia’s climate are cool and dry (May – August), hot and dry (September –November) and warm and wet (December – April).

ZAMBIA  VEGETATION:

It’s no secret that Zambia lacks the presence of mountain landscapes however, this region certainly makes up for that by containing the most complete Miombo woodland than any other country world-wide, with additional beauties such as numerous large lakes and enormous floodplains.

Miombo woodland

ZAMBICULTURE:

Zambian culture Zambia festivalsZambia’s modern culture is a mix of values, norms, material and spiritual traditions. Many tribes of Zambia moved into the area in a series of migratory waves a few centuries ago. They grew in numbers and many traveled in search of establishing new kingdoms, farming land and pastures. Providing valuable insight to a traditional culture every year Zambia hosts more than 20 traditional festivals exhibiting customs, social life, rituals, verbal history, material and spiritual culture.

GENERAL FACTS: (obtained from BBC Africa)

  • Full name: Republic of Zambia
  • Population: 13.8 million
  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Area: 752,614 sq km
  • Major language: English (official), Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja, Tonga
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Hinduism, Islam
  • Monetary unit: 1 Kwacha = 100 ngwee
  • Main exports: Copper, minerals, tobacco
  • International dialling code: +260

 

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Reuniting with Reunion
A small part of Africa, Gambia
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