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Zambia : When and where to go?
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Zambia: Climate & Weather
The country experiences a tropical climate, which the altitude of some regions makes more temperate. It alternates between a dry season from May to September, and a rainy season from October to April.
16°C - 61°F
Lusaka, updated 23:00 GMT
What to do in Zambia
The capital Lusaka has a number of places not to be missed: the Statue of Liberty, the Moore pottery factory, the National Assembly building, the theater, the National Museum, St. Croix Cathedral, Sky Findeco House ... Also stroll in the market of Kamwala and in the park of the city.
Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe, are of course not to be missed: the most remarkable place in the country, they are generated by the Zambezi river, which reveals its considerable power here, descending 110 meters in height over a width of 1,700 meters Landscape a misty aspect with magical and majestic paces. Athletes can practice in the nearby gorges of rafting or kayaking ...
Another wonder of nature, Lake Tanganyika, one of the largest in Africa (nearly 33,000 km2), and the most fishy in the world, home to many endemic species. Along its banks are the Nsumbu National Park, with its sandy beaches and steep cliffs, hills and valleys, and the Lufubu River running through the park, as well as abundant wildlife.
Do not miss a canoe safari on the Zambezi River to discover birds and other animals, which you can approach by sailing quietly on its calm waters.
Also worth visiting are the Livingstone National Museum, the chimpanzee sanctuary 60 km from Chingola, the hot spring of Kapishya, and two other national parks, Kafue where lions, elephants, hyenas, leopards , Buffalos, and South Luangwa where you will see giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, antelopes and many birds.
Zambia : The basics
A visa is required to enter the country.
The current currency is the Zambian kwacha (ZMK).
If you are traveling to Zambia by plane, you will need 14 hours flight from Paris with a stopover in London or South Africa.
For your travel within the country, there are internal airlines to the most important cities, but also buses and 3 lines of trains. You can also rent a car but be aware that the roads are not everywhere in very good condition.
Health: it is recommended to be vaccinated against yellow fever, in addition to the usual vaccines, and to add those against hepatitis A and B. Protect yourself also against the mosquitos because the malaria is very present, and a treatment Preventive action is necessary. Do not eat ice cubes or fresh fruit juices, unpeeled fruits and raw vegetables. As a general rule, eat well-cooked foods, and often wash your hands. Do not bathe in stagnant water. Drink bottled water.
Security: Zambia is a safe country, but avoid areas bordering Congo. It is also advisable to avoid gatherings if the country is in an election period. Do not take pictures of official buildings.
To bring back: baskets, carved wooden objects, stone, copper, fabrics, musical instruments, precious stones.
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