Zambia, landlocked country in south-central Africa. It is situated on a high plateau and takes its name from the Zambezi River. The territory of Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia from 1911 to 1964. It was renamed Zambia in October 1964 on its independence from British rule. The land of the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, abundant wildlife, and untamed wilderness. Most of Zambia forms part of the high plateau of this part of Africa (3,000 to 5,000 feet [900 to 1,500 metres] above sea level). Major relief features occur where river valleys and rifted troughs, some lake-filled, dissect its surface, Zambia’s 20 National Parks, and 36 Game Management Areas, covering 165,700km2 (30%) Zambia’s land surface, you will experience the real wild!. The majority of Zambia safaris and tours go to South Luangwa National Park, one of the most-visited reserves in the country. South Luangwa is home to four of the Big Five (only rhino are missing), as well as a large population of rare Thornicroft’s giraffe, found only in this part of Zambia.

  • Capital: Lusaka

  • Currency: Zambian Kwacha

  • Official language: English

  • Dialing code: +260

  • Population: 20.02 million (2022)

President of Zambia

Hakainde Hichilema

His excellence president Hakainde Hichilema Zambia

 His excellence president Hakainde Hichilema (born 4 June 1962) is a Zambian businessman, farmer, and politician who is the seventh and current president of Zambia since 24 August 2021.

Zambia national flag:

Flag of Zambia


Zambian Kwacha

Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint. 

What is Zambia famous for?

Zambia is famous for pioneering the walking safari. Some say Zambia is the best kept secret in Africa, an undiscovered mecca for a variety of safari and game viewing activities. It is a raw slice of Africa friendly and with many unspoilt wild places worthy of any pioneer!

National parks;


(1)South Luangwa National Park

Tourists during a walking safari with a ranger south-Luangwa-national-park-Zambia.

South Luangwa National Park is in east Zambia’s Luangwa River valley. It’s known for its abundant wildlife. Inside the Mfuwe Gate entrance, the river is often crowded with hippos. The woodland savannah is home to hundreds of bird species. T

rails from the park’s lodges wander past baobab trees, herds of elephants and rare Thornicroft’s giraffes. Spotlights are used to locate the leopard population after dark. As South Luangwa National Park is arguably one of the greatest wildlife-viewing destinations in Africa, you’ll cross paths with an incredible and diverse array of wildlife species, including large herds of elephants, buffalos, zebras, hippos, giraffes, an abundance of antelope, the mighty and magnificent lion.
Best Time To Visit South Luangwa National Park is from July to October are the best wildlife-viewing months. This is the middle and end of the Dry season and water in the bush has dried up, so animals gather around the rivers and watercourses. South Luangwa National Park has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa and few tourists relative to its size. The ‘walking safari’ was made famous in this park and is still a captivating way to explore the landscape. Endemic species are also the Crawshay zebra, the Thorneycroft giraffe and the Cookson wildebeest.

a tower of giraffe south Luangwa national park Zambia

animals of south Luangwa national park

You can expect to encounter numerous large animals here – elephant, Cape buffalo, hippo, lion, Nile crocodile, warthog, puku, impala, spotted hyena, greater kudu and eland are all common. Unique to the Luangwa are the Thornicroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeest and Crawshay’s zebra, which are found nowhere else.

Cookson's wildebeest south Luangwa national park Zambia  crawshays-zebra south Luangwa national park Zambia