Zambia is a land-locked country in central southern Africa; a magnificent place to explore with particularly good wildlife and well-protected wilderness areas. It doesn’t have the same high profile as a safari destination as Kenya or Tanzania, which is maybe a good thing: this is a safari connoisseur’s destination.
Northern Rhodesia gained independence from Britain in 1964 and emerged as Zambia under First President Kenneth Kaunda. The economy is stable in modern Zambia and less reliant today on the Copper Belt in the north than it was in former years. Michael Sata (current President) is also praised for heading one of the most honest governments in Africa.
The name “Zambia” is derived from the River Zambezi which forms the western border; it is also the river which flows into a gorge 108 m deep to form the Victoria Falls.