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Zambia

Zambia

With unbeatable wildlife viewing, Zambia is regarded by many as one of the last true wildernesses and is undoubtedly Africa’s best kept secret.

  • Capital city: Lusaka
  • Population: 15.1 million (2015)
  • Size of country: 752,614 sq km
  • Currency: Kwacha
  • Power supply: 220 - 240 volts
  • Sockets: British style square pin plugs
  • Language: English, Bemba, Nyanja, Lozi, Lunda, Tonga, Kaonde and Luvale are the official languages. Zambia also has over 70 local dialects.
  • Time difference: GMT +2 hours
  • Visas: British nationals require a visa, This can be obtained on arrival at Lusaka Airport. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the end of your intended stay, with at least two blank pages.
  • Religion: Around 30% of the population is Christian (Protestant and Roman Catholic), a smaller number are Muslim and Hindu, and a small minority have traditional animist beliefs.
  • Popular dishes: The staple food in Zambia is a thick cornmeal porridge called Nshima, usually eaten with relish.
  • Popular drinks: Zambia’s most popular beer is Mosi, the original name for Victoria Falls.
  • Did you know: The Global Peace Index rated Zambia the most peaceful country in Africa.
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice
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