Zambia is home to one of the seven natural wonders of the modern world – the majestic Victoria Falls. This alone is already enough reason to visit the country.
However, with its abundance of open spaces, enervating bodies of water, and rich wildlife, this country in the heart of Africa has so much more to offer to tourists.
One of the country’s greatest assets is its people. The people of Zambia are warm and welcoming, making tourists feel as at ease in this foreign land as they would be in their own backyards.
Almost all residents of Zambia are native Africans, with 99.5% of the population coming from one of over ten African ethnic groups. The rest of the population is made up of Europeans, Asians, and Americans.
One reason why it’s so easy for the tourist to feel at home in Zambia is the fact that most Zambians know how to speak English. They also often use the language in business transactions and, of course, when speaking with tourists.
Other official languages of Zambia are Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Kaonde and Luvale.
Christianity is the dominant religion in Zambia, with more than 50% of the population practicing this faith. Forty-nine percent of Zambians practice either Hinduism or Islam, while 1% practice indigenous beliefs.
The electricity in Zambia is at 230 Volts and 50 Hertz. The plug types used in the country are two round pins, three round pins in a triangle, and two parallel flat pins with a ground pin.
Remember to bring the proper adapters for your electronic gadgets so you can use and charge them.
Zambia is different from other African countries because it has hardly – if at all – been influenced by Western culture. The country is in a virgin state, and therein lies much of Zambia’s appeal: it gives us a glimpse of how beautiful and amazing Africa truly is at its most natural state, at its very heart.