What is Zambia Famous/Known For?
Zambia is considered to be one of the most stunning, friendly, varied and untouched countries in Africa. It is also one of the few destinations in Africa that is recommended by all just based on how incredible its natural beauty is. Apart from its iconic Victoria Falls, the country has a lot of natural water resources compared to other southern African nations. Others attractions include the famed Zambezi River, numerous national parks, vast species of wildlife and birds, as well as the vibrant culture of the country. Below you’ll find 10 reasons that make the country so unbelievably famous. Famed as the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls can be seen in Southern Africa on River Zambezi, between Zambia and Zimbabwe. A visit to Zambia will be incomplete without exploring the breathtaking views of Victoria Falls. This site is a perfect description of its local name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means “The Smoke that Thunders.” Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park is one of the numerous national parks in the country, located in the eastern area of Zambia Luangwa River valley. It is famed for its abundant wildlife, ranging from numerous species of birds, hippos, elephants, leopards, and rare Thornicroft giraffes. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The Kuomboka is an annual celebration of the people of Lozi in western Zambia. This festival usually marks the ceremonial journey of the King of Lozi (Litunga) from his summer capital down to his winter house on higher ground. Kuomboka ceremony features large wooden canoe, vast war drums, and about 100 paddlers wearing a lion’s mane piece and skirts from animals skins. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Tanganyika is a source of pride to the people of Zambia. Regarded as the world’s second oldest freshwater lake, as well as the second deepest. Records also show it’s the longest freshwater lake in the world with a length of 673 kilometers. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
The UNESCO World Heritage site is the abode to one-half of the Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke Which Thunders), popularly known as Victoria Falls on River Zambezi. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
River Zambezi is Africa’s fourth-longest river, as well as the longest east-flowing river in its continent. It is also the largest river that flows from Africa into the Indian Ocean. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Blue Lagoon National Park
This is a little wildlife paradise in the northern area of the Kafue Flats in the Central Province of Zambia. Covering around 500-kilometer square, the Blue Lagoon National Park can easily be accessed. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Lower Zambezi National Park
It lies in the southern border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. You can find the Zambezi River valley in this park and it houses a wide variety of wildlife, which includes elephants, buffalos, and fish eagles. The Zambezi River is home to crocodiles, hippos, as well as different species of fishes. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Nsumbu National Park
Nsumbu National Park is situated on the western shore of Lake Tanganyika in Northern Province of Zambia. It has a landmass of about 2000 kilometer square with some lakeshore of 80 kilometers including Nundo Head Peninsula and four bays. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
West Lunga National Park
The remote wildlife paradise can be found in a thick forest in Zambia’s Northwestern Province. Lying between the West Lunga River and the Kabompo River, this famous park covers about 1700 kilometer square.