Zambia at a glance

By Focus Online on September 12, 2019


Take a closer look at the incredible potential of Zambia. The most relevant facts and figures, top attractions and trendy places to stay.

Things to do in Zambia:

  • Take a tour of Victoria Falls.
  • Canoe along the Zambezi River.
  • Catch a Tiger Fish on a fishing expedition.
  • Book a microlight helicopter flight over the Mosi oa Tunya.
  • See the Big 5 on safari in South Luangwa National Park.
  • Visit Lake Kariba.

Zambia Travel Tips


Entry by foreign nationals to Zambia is fairly straightforward, and hassle-free. All visitors must be in possession of a valid passport, and in some cases, a visa. Please contact your nearest travel agent or embassy for further details.


The currency unit is the Kwacha, denoted by the symbol K. Foreign currency can be exchanged at local banks, and Bureaux de Changes. Most major international credit cards, such as American Express, Mastercard, Visa (and their affiliates), are widely accepted.


All visitors intending to drive are required to obtain an international drivers permit. Visitors found driving without a permit will be fined. Visitors will also not be able to rent a car without a valid drivers permit. The wearing of seatbelts is compulsory, and strictly enforced by law.


It is advisable to take adequate precautions when visiting Zambia as certain areas are Malaria prone. With modern insect repellents and using common sense, one can reduce the chances of being bitten to almost zero.

Zambia Trivia

  • Zambia’s main export is copper. We produce around 1.5 million tonnes a year.
  • Zambia is home to Lake Kariba – the world’s biggest man-made lake which supplies electric hydropower to Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Zambia was named after the fourth longest river in Africa – the Zambezi River.
  • Zambia is surrounded by seven countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
  • One third of the country is made up of national parks.
victoria falls sunset cruise

If you’re travelling to Zambia and would be interested in booking some activities with us, go to our online booking form, email or call +260 21 3 323589 / +260 978 770175. We look forward to welcoming you to Zambia.

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