During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. Religions: Christian, indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Hindu. Languages: English (official), about 70 local languages and dialects, including Bemba, Lozi, Kaonde, Lunda, Luvale, Tonga, and Nyanja.
The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. Terrain: Varies; mostly high plateau savanna with some hills and mountains. Literacy: women: 60.6%; men: 81.6% Natural resources: Copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower.
You'll experience some of Southern Africa's wildest and most remote destinations but you'll be far from roughing it: a Zambia safari combines excellent big game viewing with luxurious lodges and some of the best guides in Africa.
And although the raw beauty of Zambia’s vast reserves has long made them a favourite for safari connoisseurs, they don’t attract the crowds that cluster around sightings in the better-known parks in Africa - in fact the only bustle you’re likely to find is at the country’s most popular attraction: the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Google Earth Lusaka Searchable satellite view of Zambia's capital city. Lusaka Voice Zambian online news agency with daily local and international news.