Zambia – Livingstone – Victoria Falls

Description:
Home of the Victoria Falls and many other magnificent waterfalls, spectacular wildlife, superb safaris, great adventures, rich culture and friendly people.

Location:
Zambia is a landlocked country, bordered by Tanzania to the northeast, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, a narrow strip of Namibia

Reasons for Visiting Zambia:
Zambia has the reputation of being Africa’s best kept secret. Herewith are some of the amazing sites to see:

– World Famous Victoria Falls
– Zambia’s Wild & Unspoilt Wilderness Safari Experience
– Magic of The Luangwa Valley
– Africa’s Famous Walking Safaris
– Zambia’s Adventures Activities
– Livingstone & Zambia’s Historical Experience
– Spectacular Scenery
– The People, Zambia’s Cultural And Tribal Communities

Zambia Entry and Visa Requirements:
– A valid acceptable passport or travel document good for a sufficient period to cover your intended stay.
– A valid visa.
– Sufficient funds.
– A return or onward ticket.
– At least two blank pages in your passport.

Population in Zambia:
12, 620, 219

Climate:
Summer: October to April
Winter: May to September

VICTORIA FALLS
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
MAX: 30.8°C 30.6°C 30.5°C 28.5°C 25.9°C 25.7°C 28.7°C 32.9°C 34.2°C 21.3°C 33.2°C 30.9°C
MIN: 19.0°C 18.6°C 17.7°C 14.8°C 10.5°C 6.9°C 6.7°C 9.6°C 14.5°C 18.5°C 19.3°C 19.1°C
RAINFALL: 54.9mm 179.7mm 128.2mm 72.5mm 6mm 5.8mm 0mm 0.2mm 0.4mm 5.67mm 29.66mm 17mm

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to travel to Zambia for game viewing is September and October as game gather around perennial water holes or rivers. If you travel between June and August, you’re also bound to have good game sightings.

The best time to visit Victoria Falls is after the rainy season (April and May). The spray may obscure your view slightly.

At the end of the dry season (October to December), the water levels are low, and you can sit in a rock pool and cautiously peer over the edge.

For high adventure enthusiasts, the best time to go whitewater rafting is when the waters of the Zambezi River are low (generally from August to December).

Language:
Local Language – Nyanja, Bemba, Lunda, Tonga, Lozi, Luvale, Kaonde.
Official Language – English

Religion:
50 to 75% Christian
24 to 49% Hindu
1% Indigenous Beliefs

Currency:
Zambian kwacha (ZMK)

Tipping:
Tipping in Zambia is not customary, but is surely appreciated. When in doubt, 10% will do just fine.

Social Customs:
Zambians still value traditional communal ideals such as reciprocity within a household, the extended family, the neighbourhood, the clan, and a formal political system of chieftainship. Changes in the modern arena have been too uneven to reduce Zambians’ dependence on one another, so they often exercise umucinshi, a Bemba term for mutual respect, when negotiating favors.