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6 Incredible Facts About Zambia – One Zambia, One Nation

If you were asked to describe Zambia in just a few words, you would without hesitation use the words, beautiful, lush and vibrant to encapsulate this jewel of the African continent. Furthermore, with a complex cultural history, a visit to this nation will help you broaden your understanding of humanity as a whole!


Watch out for the termites

Yes, you read that correctly. While you are unlikely to be in any way endangered by the termite activity in Zambia, their architectural brilliance will certainly be a sight to behold. With the aid of colonies reaching the millions, these industrious creatures will work together to create mud hills that can get to be as big as a small house. It is even said that you would likely be able to fit a small pony with ease into these structures!


Locked on all sides

While it is not an uncommon occurrence, the nation of Zambia is in the interesting position of being a completely landlocked nation. This is due to the existence of seven border nations, namely: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia and Tanzania. This certainly makes for an interesting development of communities between these nations!


Home of the Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls, also known as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya', which means the Smoke That Thunders, could not be more aptly named. Located right in the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, this waterfall is considered to be one of the largest in the world. Interestingly enough, this designation is not based on the height of the waterfall but on the width, which comes to be 1,708 metres wide.


Where the wild and free roam

While many people may be surprised to hear it, Zambia is certainly one of the most biodiverse places on earth. With one-third of the nation being comprised of designated national parks, it truly represents some of the best of African wildlife. It also deserves special recognition for its ability to boast the presence of the Big Five of Wildlife. This means that Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards and African Buffalos call this country home.

This biodiversity is a huge magnet for tourism, which certainly accounts for a good percentage of revenue for the Zambian government and is an area that is constantly being improved to provide visitors with amazing experiences! For example, if you are looking for a Livingstone hotel, you are now able to find accommodations such as the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara.


Time for some adventure

If you are visiting the country of Zambia at any point in time for some adventure, then you will not be disappointed. It is a paradise for thrill-seekers. For example, you relish the experiences such as white water rafting down the Zambezi River, or take a relaxing canoeing trip through Zambia's many national parks and even fly above the Victoria waterfalls to view its glorious cascade from up high.


It's about money

When you are travelling in Zambia, you will be able to mostly conduct transactions at hotels and restaurants. Additionally, the local currency is called the Zambian Kwacha which translate to mean 'Dawn'.