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Size
Zambia is landlocked, and bordered by eight countries namely; Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The land area is some 752,000 sq km. Zambia is blessed with many rivers. The southern border is the mighty Zambezi River. There are several large rivers, lakes and swamps throughout the country. The Capital city is Lusaka.

Political System
Multi party democracy.

Economy
Zambia is rich in minerals such as, among others, copper, cobalt, lead, zinc, coal, gold and gypsum. Copper accounts for 80% of the country's export earnings. The agricultural industry is also  a contributor to the Economy.

Currency
Kwacha is Zambian Currrency. Travellers cheques and major foreign currency such as British Pounds, US$ is advisable and can be exchanged at banks or bureaux de change.We advise that low denominations is carried. And please be advised that not all remote areas readily accept credit cards.

Climate
Zambia's elevation - average of some 4000 feet above sea level – ensures that the country is generally blessed with a moderate climate. Summer (Sept – Nov) is hot and dry. Dec - April is warm and wet with some humidity. May - August is cool and dry. Game viewing is at its best during the dry season (June – October).

Language
English is the official language and is widely spoken.

Health
We advise that you consult with your local immunization authority or personal physician before you travel to Zambia, in order to find out what vaccinations/medications are required or suggested. Malaria is endemic.

Food
Food and drink are of excellent quality and is provided throughout the Hotels, lodges and camps. The main towns have excellent supermarkets for those who are driving themselves.

Safety
Zambia is considered one of the safer destinations and most friendliest country in Africa.

Visas
Citizens of most countries need visas for entry into Zambia. This list does change from time to time, so do check with us regarding requirements at the time of your intended visit.

Arrival
On arrival in Zambia you will be met by a representative of African Courtesy Tours who will assist you and ensure that you are transferred to your hotel or lodge.

Clothing
During the day and evening in Summer, lightweight cotton and cotton blend clothing is suitable. In Winter it can be cold in the evenings and early mornings and a warm jacket and long slacks are a good idea.

 

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