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Zambia

  • Getting there: Most visitors to Zambia will either arrive in Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), its the main international airport, or Livingstone’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI). The country is increasingly well connected with direct flights to destinations outside Africa.
  • Capital city: Lusaka.
  • Population: 16.610 million.
  • Religion: The majority identify as Christian.
  • Language: English.
  • Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMK) .
  • Climate: The climate of Zambia is humid subtropical and more pleasantly so due to its elevation. It has a cool and dry season (May to August), hot and dry (September to November) and, warm and wet (December to April).
  • Transport: There are taxis and buses in the cities though the bus service may not always run to schedule. Private charter planes can be hired for game viewing. If travelling by road always have tools and spares on hand.
  • Best time to travel: The best time for game viewing is during the dry season, May to October, when animals congregate around the rivers and waterholes. The bush thins out making it easier to spot the animals. There is hardly any rain, clear skies and fewer mosquitoes. June through September is the best time to see Victoria Falls.
  • What to wear: Zambia's dress code is generally conservative. Tidy, light, loose-fitting cotton clothing is best.
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