TRAVEL INFO: ZAMBIA
Zambia is described as an undulating forest plateau, savannah studded with lakes, and ancient rivers that support great herds of game. Livingstone is the nearest Zambian settlement to the mighty Victoria Falls where the Zambezi River plunges into the gorge 100 meters below. Previously known as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia is home to the Victoria Falls (Mosi - oa - Tunya) - The Smoke That Thunders.
The small town of Livingstone straddles the mighty Victoria Falls and is home to numerous adventure activities that ought to get your adrenaline pumping from the word go. For those who fear the bungee jumping or white water rafting on the Zambezi, there is the option to interact with the lions or elephants, or go on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Livingstone has something on offer for all personality types
The Victoria Falls became a world heritage site in 1986.
Zambia is warm all year round, but has three distinct seasons. Between December and April the weather is hot and wet; from May to August it is cooler and dry; between September and November conditions are hot and dry. Average summer temperatures range between 25°C to 35°C, while in winter they can fall as low as 6°C at night, although daytime temperatures average 24°C.
Zambia’s name comes from the Zambezi River. Zambezi is from a local word yambezhi “heart of all”. Zambia is one of the world’s poorest countries and ranked 165th out of 177 on the Hum Dev Index Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Victoria Falls is known to Africans as “Musi-o-Tunyi” or “The Smoke That Thunders”
Because of the Victoria Falls’ spray, the forest beside it receives “rain” 24 hours a day, seven days a week! If you look at the Victoria Falls’ mist from the correct angle, you will be able to see a circular rainbow. (Of course, all rainbows are really circular, but it is very seldom that we get to see more than the top half.)
Copper is still the key resource of Zambia; Zambia is the worlds fifth-largest producer