Zambian Tourism: A Profusion of Birds and Wildlife, in one Friendly Country

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Why Zambia’s Safari?

Because Zambian tourism hinges on the land of abundance. The legendary African walking safari, earth's biggest waterfall, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes and wetlands, profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness, .......all in one friendly country!!

Zambian Tourism is the land of glorious sunsets, friendly people, ancient traditions and mystic legends, of nature at its wildest and most exquisite.

Zambia, the Land
Covering a total surface area of 752,614 square kilometers, Zambia is a large country. She is slightly larger than the Texas State in the USA. The country is generally a high plateau averaging between 1,060 metres (3,500 ft) and 1,363 metres (4,500 ft) above sea level. This makes the country’s weather mild and pleasant.

The country’s water surface is 11,890 square kilometers equivalent to 2% of the land surface. The water bodies are mainly from the three natural lakes in northern Zambia. The fourth is in the south, the exciting man-made Lake Kariba. When commissioned in late 1950’s Lake Kariba was the largest man-made lake in the world. It measures 280 kilometres long and 40 kilometres at its widest.

To maintain this incredible heritage the issue of conservation become of primary importance. It is the only way the ecotourism can remain sustainable . Learn more about the juggler’s act when man decides to intervene to protect endangered species in africa Zambia, the People
Zambian Tourism is also about the people. There are over 73 dialects spoken in Zambia, but the official language is English. All media and business is in English and most Zambians speak it fairly well. Out of the 73 ethnic groups (tribes) 20 celebrate special cultural ceremonies on an annual basis. These manifest customs, social life, rituals, oral history, material and spiritual culture. Visitors are welcome to watch these ceremonies as part of Zambian Tourism.

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During these traditional ceremonies the music and dance characterize quiet beauty, bustle, bounding life or brimming joy. The emphasis will vary from breathless acrobatic spectacle amid propulsive drumming to fine subtleties of sound and movement. So culture forms a part of the Zambian Tourism

There is freedom of worship with over 15 different churches. However, 60% of Zambians follow the Christian faith.

Zambia, the Natural Resources
The country has 19 game parks and 34 game reserves . That's 30% of Zambia's land. Some game reserves are privately owned while the major ones are state controlled. There is a wide variety and a profusion of wildlife both large and small and over 740 bird species. So it is a birder’s paradise too!

A part from its abundant wildlife in national parks and game reserves, rivers, and lakes, Zambia holds 6% of the worlds copper reserves. It also has world class quality emeralds, aquamarines, amethyst and tourmalines.

Zambian Tourism takes into account the 7 waterfalls the country is blessed with. Among them is the magnificent Victoria Falls with awe inspiring and spectacular views. Livngstone town, as the Adventure Centre, has a wide selection of hi-action activities such as world class river rafting, bungi jumping into the deep gorge below the falls, abseiling, canoeing safaris down the Zambezi, river surfing, excellent tiger fishing or even watching the breathtaking African sunsets on Lake Kariba.

Vegetation is savanna type with lots of trees varying in density. The climate makes Zambia suitable for a wide range of farming crops. Vegetables and fruits such as citrus, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, avocadoes, all grow.

To conserve the natural resource the stakeholders in the tourism industry put emphasis on conservation efforts .

Zambia, the Climate
Although Zambia lies in the tropics, the general height of the plateau ensures that the climate is seldom unpleasantly hot, except in the valleys. There are three seasons: the cool, dry winter season from May to September; the hot, dry season in October and November; and the rainy season, which is a little hotter, from December to April.

The climate favours the growth of Zambian tourism. That’s why it is the fast growing destination in African safaris and the tourism opportunities are myraid.

Equally so, the lodging opportunities for an African Safari Vacation are varied to suit almost any taste, and budget. On one end of the spectrum, you can rent timeshare at five star luxury resorts to pamper you after a long day. On the other end, you may prefer something closer to nature, in which case you can find rustic lodges and camps. If you love Zambia, and want to return again and again, a timeshare rental may be a good way to see if the accommodations you have chosen are suited to you, without a long term commitment.

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