During the Summer the average high temperature is Moderate (50-70F)
For the most part, the cost of hotels, food, etc... here is average
Overall, the crime here is average
Tucked into southern Africa, this oddly shaped country borders many other countries in the region and is landlocked. It’s a diverse country home to over seventy different African tribes. The Bemba are in the majority, but even they comprise only twenty percent of the population. Each tribe has its own language, customs, and ideals. So how do they communicate? Lucky for the traveler, colonialism brought English and left it behind as the official language.
Things can get a bit hairy in the border areas, so be careful. The security situation along the Republic of Congo border is variable and there are landmines from previous conflicts hidden along much of the Zambian border. Generally, travel in Zambia is safe and fun – imagine safaris and swimming. Wander the Soweto Market for picnic supplies or new clothes. Or perhaps you’d prefer to take some time to learn about traditional medicines? You never know what awaits you.Nature
Stretching one mile across with a torrent of water toppling over the edge, the Victoria Falls on the edge of Zambia and Zimbabwe are a mighty force of nature. Imagine standing at the top of the falls on a hot day with the slightest mist of the falls spraying across your arms and hair – refreshing and awe-inspiring. The mist from the falls can be seen from thirty miles away. See how many rainbows you can spot as you admire the falls – there are always rainbows to be seen amidst the mist.
In Lower Zambezi National Park, you’re sure to spot some wildlife. The floodplain, idyllic acacia trees, and miombo woodland attract many creatures to the area. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to spot a herd of elephants drinking from the river. Consider a guided boat ride through the park for help spotting and identifying the new species you’re sure to see along the way.Adventure
Off the beaten path with a naked, unexplored feel, Zambia is Africa’s gift to the adventure traveler. Grab your backpack, don’t bother making any reservations, and just get going. If you’re willing to camp, you’ll find plenty of places to pitch a tent as you explore the rich and varied landscapes and cultures of Zambia. Perhaps you’ll be able to attend a traditional festival or two and get a glimpse of Africans at home that you’d miss on a tour. If you’re open-minded and willing to make friends, you might even find yourself invited to dinner with the locals.Search for Deals