Who lives there in Zambia?
Originally the San and later the Bantu settled in Zambia. South Africans conquered the country in the 19th century, followed later by the British. From 1890 it therefore belonged to the British colony of Rhodesia. The country became independent again as Northern Rhodesia in 1964. The Republic is now called Zambia and around 14.5 million people live here, belonging to around 70 different Bantu peoples. The official language is English.
Travel Tips and Attractions: The Highlights of Zambia
- Rainbows over Victoria Falls / Victoria Falls
The best place to start exploring the famous Victoria Falls is Livingstone. A short detour to the Livingstone Museum is also worthwhile here. Then it’s off to a good start – don’t forget sturdy shoes! Thundering smoke, radiantly beautiful rainbows, fine spray mist and unique photo motifs await you! The Victoria Falls are one of the seven natural turns of the earth and plunge around 108 meters deep into the gorge. A natural pool of water has formed at the edge of the water, the “Devil’s Pool”. swimsuit with you? Then let’s have fun!
- Tanganyika Lake
This huge lake borders with Tanzania, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia. The second deepest lake in the world is incredibly biodiverse, with over 300 species of fish! It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Zambia.
- Nyika National Park
The name actually means “uninhabited land”, but you’ll quickly find that there are a lot of animals living here. The park stretches from Zambia to Malawi and is home to leopards, monkeys, jackals, zebras, many species of antelope and many other animals.
- South Luangwa National Park
Don’t forget your camera: The Luangwa River meanders through the middle of the national park and ensures a very special biodiversity, many even say it is the most beautiful and most diverse park in all of Africa! Lions, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, crocodiles, zebras, waterbucks, leopards, wild dogs, hyenas, gnus, hippos and many other animals live here and provide excellent motifs for your photo album. Incidentally, you can also go on safari with experienced rangers here!
- Zambezi River
The fourth largest river in Africa has its source in the highlands of Zambia. Locals call it the “thundering river” because of the many waterfalls along its path. The Victoria Falls are the most famous of them. Here, the Zambezi falls almost 2,000 meters in length – the widest waterfall in the world. On the calmer parts of the river you can make beautiful canoe trips and explore Zambia from the water.
- Kafue National Park
The park is the largest and oldest national park in the country. The seemingly endless expanse will take your breath away. A particularly large number of rare bird species and the only cheetahs in Zambia, various antelope species and hippos live here.
- Bangweulu Wetlands
The Bangweulus swamps are in northern Zambia. The beautiful floodplain landscape is best explored from the water. An incredible number of bird and animal species live here, even more than in the Okavango Delta. Shoebills, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, antelopes and many other animals live here.