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Zambia Country Quickfacts

  • Sunset with acacia in the African savanna
Area:  752,618 km²
290,587 sq mi


Country Code: 260
Country Population: 14,309,466
Credit Cards: Major credit cards are accepted in tourist areas, but cash is much more popular.
Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMK). Locals call their money "pins"
Departure Tax: International flights have a tax of $25USD per person. Domestic flights cost $8USD.
Drives on the: Left

220 - 240 V (Russian or Great Britian configuration)

Ethnic Groups:  Nyanja-Chewa, Bemba, Tonga, Tumbuka, Lunda, Luvale, Kaonde, Nkoya and Lozi
Flag: Zambia Flag
Location:  Zambia is a vast plateau bordered by Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. The Zambezi River together with Lake Kariba forms the frontier with Zimbabwe.
Official Language(s): English, Nyanja
Religion: Predominantly Christian: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal, New Apostolic Church, Lutheran, Seventh-day Adventist, and a variety of Evangelical denominations
Time Zone: CAT (UTC+2)
Tipping: Tipping is accepted in Zambia. 10% is the norm for restaurants and guides.



Zambia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Zambia.

Learn about the history and culture of Zambia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Zambia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Zambia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Zambia tours & safaris today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from  Zambia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours



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