Zambia is in southern Africa surrounded by quite a number of countries. It is a landlocked country between Angola in the west, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the south, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania in the east, and the D. R. of Congo in the north.
Zambia is 752,614 square kilometers (290,586 square miles) in size. It covers an area larger than the US state of Texas - actually the combined size of Texas, Maryland and Vermont, or the combination of the European countries Ukraine, Greece and Montenegro. This makes Zambia the 39th largest country in the world.
Zambia sits mostly on a plateau with an average height of between 1000m and 1360m above sea level. The higher points of interest are the Mafinga Hills on her border with Malawi in the east. Otherwise, Zambia is mostly quite flat with the occasional hills.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below. The wide, basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height, and capped by mist-soaked rain forest.
Zambia Safari Holidays
Zambia is known as the land of the legendary African walking safari. It is a country that offers remarkable natural beauty, home to one of the natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Victoria Falls as well as the mighty Zambezi River where visitors can enjoy thrilling white water rafting excursions. Zambia is known as a vibrant and friendly country with an abundance of wildlife and prolific birdlife. Livingstone and Lusaka are the two major towns, the rest of Zambia is rustic, untouched and unspoilt. This country truly is a diamond in the rough!
Apart from Victoria Falls, Zambia is home to 17 beautiful waterfalls and 19 national parks offering visitors some of the best safari experiences on the planet. Zambia has the largest water resources in the entire southern Africa with 5 enormous lakes and many rivers offering fantastic fishing and canoeing opportunities.
Zambia Lusaka City
Lusaka City is the honeycomb of the landlocked Republic of Zambia, and just like a beehive, the clustered suburban dwellers feed off the 140sq.m land. this is the capital city. When the sun starts to rise from the East, the city stirs; a lone bus meanders along the coarse gravel road, hooting for the attention of the early risers.
In a city that breeds an economic sanctuary for its inhabitants, there are three main types of individuals to be found. First, there is the student.
Persons under the age of 30 make up 74% of the 14 million total Zambian population. After graduating their study, they are hoarded into the tight working class. The high unemployment rate leaves many youth without a source of income. Young people who have succeeded in joining the workforce are the second group of people. Then, there is a third, working to feed the 74%.