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6 Incredible Facts About Zambia - A country boasting incredible wildlife, cultural heritage and so much more!

Zambia is an amazing country to explore in the African continent! One-third of this country is home to some of the most beautiful national parks on the continent! It is home to Victoria Falls which is co-shared by Zimbabwe. Zambia is home to all the things that we love about Africa making it a key destination in the continent to explore! Here are some other incredible facts about Zambia.

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A landlocked country

Remember, Zambia is a landlocked country that has been surrounded by seven other countries! Wondering which ones? Well, if you look at the world map you will see Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo surrounding the country. Therefore, you can plan an epic African road trip when you're heading towards Zambia. You can explore and discover all the treasures this African region holds!

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The Victoria Falls

The traditional African name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya which means 'Smoke that Thunders'. And rightfully so, the cascades of water that splashes angrily creates an avalanche of smoke, thereby living by its name. It provides a natural habitat for several species of plants and animals that you can check out. It is among the world's biggest waterfalls as it measures around 1708 m. Remember, you can take some of the most epic photographs here! This is an amazing scenic spot that you have to capture. If you would like to book accommodation close to Victoria Falls (as you should!) then why don't you check out a Livingstone hotel the likes of Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara which is only three minutes away?

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Victoria Falls is twice the height of Niagara Falls

Did you know that Victoria Falls is 108 m in height? This is actually almost twice the height of the world-famous Niagara Falls. You will be absolutely stunned by the dramatic scenes that will unfold as the cascades of sparkling water crashes into the pools below.

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Zambia is the biggest export of precious metal!

Copper is one of the main exports of Zambia. The country actually produces almost 1,500,000 tons per year. Many countries rely on Zambia for their copper needs.

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Home to the Big Five!

Wondering what this is? Well, when in Africa, you must leave some time to explore wildlife. And all of the Big Five that reside in Africa can be found here in this country! The Big Five also comprise lions, elephants and rhinos! These are the top three reasons why most tourists want to explore Africa.

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Adventure enthusiasts: Zambia has a special treat for you!

Zambia offers many adventurous activities for adventure enthusiasts! Would you like to try white water rafting in the Zambezi? How about canoeing through picturesque national parks in order to get up and close to the wildlife? How about a chopper flight right over the scenic Victoria Falls? Want to swing off the huge gorges also known as gorge swinging? Well then, head over to Zambia for an adventure of a lifetime.

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