Zambia 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.
There 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.
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).
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.
Zambia’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