Attractions in Zambia

The Lusaka National Museum
With about 2,200 objects/specimens in its collection of which 1,500 are Ethnography and contemporary Art pieces, 500 are Historical objects and 200 Archaeological object / specimens.

Munda Wanga Environmental Park
This is comprised of an Environmental Education Centre, a Wildlife Park and Sanctuary and a Botanical Garden.

Victoria Falls
These are located near Livingstone, a distance of 500 km south of Lusaka capital.

Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world on the Zambezi River about 713 km by road on the border with Zambia and Zimbabwe.

There are two  two national parks that is Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (66 km2 and Victoria Falls National Park (23km2) around the falls.

The falls were discovered in 1855 by David Livingstone, the British doctor and a missionary, who named them in honour of Queen Victoria.

The Zambezi River
The Zambezi River is the fourth-longest river in Africa measuring 2,574 kilometre long and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa  .It  rises in Zambia and flows through eastern Angola, along the eastern border of Namibia and the northern border of Botswana, then along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe to Mozambique, where it crosses that country to empty into the Indian Ocean. Hippopotamuses, crocodiles and monitor lizards are abundant along most of the calm stretches of the river.

Saturday Dutch Market
Every last Saturday of the month, Zambia’s largest open-air market sets up shop at the Dutch Reformed Church in the Kabulonga area of Lusaka. Artisans from Zambia and neighbouring countries bring their arts and crafts.

Kagem Emerald Mines
The Kagem Emerald Mine covers an area of approximately 43 sq km, located in the central part of NRERA, Zambia whose formation started some 450 million years ago.

Kagem Emerald Mines are found to be some of the highest quality emeralds in the world, in 2013 the country produced 29.99 million carats of emerald.

South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park in eastern Zambia, the southernmost of three national parks in the valley of the Luangwa River, is a world-renowned wildlife haven. It supports large populations of Thornicroft’s Giraffe, and herds of elephant and buffalo often several hundred strong, while the Luangwa River supports abundant crocodiles and hippopotamuses.

Mumbwa Caves
The Mumbwa Caves are an archeological site in Zambia. The site has yielded artifacts that date from the Middle Stone Age, Late Stone Age and the Iron Age. The Mumbwa Caves are a source of stratified, in situ deposits with faunal and human remains.

Lealui Royal palace and village
Lealui Royal palace located in the heart of Lealui, was built during the reign of Litunga Lubosi Lewanika in 1878 having established Lealui as the Capital of the kingdom. It comprises several households including the house of the queen, the Litunga’s house Kwandu (built in 1890), the probation centre Kamona (built in 1878), visitors’ pavilion etc. The probation house is where a newly installed Litunga is kept to receive instructions before he could occupy the royal palace. The royal pavilion, the Kashandi was built in 1908.

Soweto Market
This is the largest modern market located on Lumumba road in Lusaka, the market offers a wide range of products including agricultural products, clothes, crafts among others.

Kalimba Reptile Park
Kalimba Reptile Park located  20 Km north east of Lusaka nestles in the lush basin of the Ngwerere stream, an extension of Kalimba Farms that specialises in pig, fish, dairy and crocodile farming.

The Reptile Park has giant Nile crocodiles, a large variety of indigenous snakes, tortoises and other reptiles. It is also one of the few places left in the world where you can see the rare and shy slender-nosed crocodile.

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