The Republic of Zambia
Welcome to Zambia! The land of the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls,the wild Zambezi River,abundant wildlife,and raw wilderness,all in one friendly country.
Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa.
Zambia is one of the safest countries you can visit. Our official language is English and our timezone is GMT+2
Geography and climate
Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa, with a tropical climate, and consists mostly of high plateaus with some hills and mountains, dissected by river valleys. At 752,614 km2 (290,586 sq mi) it is the 39th-largest country in the world. Zambia is neigboured by Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo
The climate of Zambia is tropical, modified by elevation. There are two main seasons, the rainy season (November to April) corresponding to summer, and the dry season (May/June to October/November), corresponding to winter. The modifying influence of altitude gives the country pleasant subtropical weather rather than tropical conditions during the cool season of May to August. However, average monthly temperatures remain above 20 °C (68 °F) over most of the country for eight or more months of the year.
City Information, Livingstone
Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, who explored this area extensively, Livingstone Town was established in 1905. As a major European settlement, being close to the Zambezi River crossing over to Southern Rhodesia, the town was made the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911.
With the capital moving to Lusaka in 1935, Livingstone maintains a special charm thanks to its quiet environment and proximity to the Zambezi River. The spectacular Victoria Falls has positioned Livingstone as a base for travelers from all over the world wanting to explore this Wonder of the World.
There are several Adventure Companies offering Riverboarding, White water rafting, Canoeing, Horse riding trails, Abseiling, as well as Boat cruises, Walks with lions, Elephant back safaris, Quad bikes riding, Kayaking and tours to the Victoria Falls, Mukuni Cultural Village and the places of interest in Livingstone.
Visit the Zambia Tourism Website for more details on the adventures and activities you can experience while in Livingstone
Currency and Electricity
The Zambian Kwacha is the official currency of Zambia symbolized by "ZMK". There are 4 different coin denominations namely for 5, 10, 50 ngwee and 1 kwacha. There are also 4 different denomination notes in circulation. Notes are denominated in 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 kwacha notes which vary in color.
One can exchange US Dollars for Zambian Kwacha at any and all retail banks, foreign-exchange bureaus and major hotels
The Voltage rating for Zambia is 220V, 50 Hz (cycles). One needs to use a transformer (converter) if the appliance one wants to use is 110V. The electric plug is type G that has three rectangular pins.
The Ease of Doing Business Initiative (EDBI) The EDBI Conference is a peer-to-peer learning event requested by African countries and supported by the World Bank Group, to facilitate knowledge sharing on Doing Business reforms.
The 2017 EDBI Conference will be hosted by the Government of Zambia and is scheduled to take place between May 15th and May 19th 2017 at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Zambia.
The theme for the 2017 conference is "Business Reforms for Industrialization, Value Addition and Job Creation".