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Photos of Zambia...from Region to Region to Landlocked

A virtual guide to ZED. Get an overview of Zambia's art, culture, people, environment, geography and history.



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Potted history of the country:

More than 100,000 years ago, on the ancient land we now call Zambia, mankind's ancestors lived. Economic and cultural activity flourished in this resource rich environment for centuries prior to recent world history.

Inhabited by the Shona tribe from the 12th century, Zambia's fortunes turned with the discovery of minerals including copper. It became Northern Rhodesia in 1911, From 1953 to 1964, Northern Rhodesia was federated with Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (now Malawi) in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

In the early 20th century, lucrative copper mining opportunities (feeding the Industrial Revolution in Europe) brought an onslaught of European immigration, and the country subsequently became the world's 3rd largest producer of mineral, (after the US and the Soviet Union). Potentially one of the continent's richest countries at independence in 1964,however world copper prices collapsed in 1975 with devastating effects on the economy.

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Present-Future:

In recent years an impressive $3.6 billion sino investment (and much needed) collection of national parks has developed in an effort to protect inhabitants human development, infrastructure and the once but decimated species of wildlife, rich culture, tropical savannas and spectacular waterfalls.

Religious makeup: Christian 87%, indigenous religions 7%, Hindu and Muslim 1%

Main languages:
English, Nyanja, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale

Landscape and climate: Eight countries border landlocked Zambia in south-central Africa. Two of Africa's largest rivers, the Congo and Zambezi, have their source in this land of fertile valleys, woodland and savannah. Climate is pleasantly mild with a November-March rainy season, April-July cool, dry season and August-October's hot, dry season.

Did you know ... Dr Livingstone died in Zambia in 1873. His heart was buried under a tree where a memorial now stands; his body was returned to England and laid to rest in Westminster Abbey.

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Websites updated regularly:


http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Country_Specific/Zambia.html
http://library.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/zambia.html
 

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South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park

The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the life blood of the park's 9050km2. The Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife birds and vegetation. The now famous ‘walking safari’ originated in this park and is still one of the finest ways to experience this pristine wilderness first hand. The changing seasons add to the Park’s richness ranging from dry, bare bushveld in the winter to a lush green wonderland in the summer months. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species.













 

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South Luangwa National Park



 

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I have been all through this country north to south.
Nice:cheers:,what towns do you suggest, which areas could have the better pictures, photos for the country are pretty difficult to get?
 

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Ndola is nice, Kabwe, Kitwe. Zambian cities all look alike minus Lusaka which is just larger. Think of minutare versions of Lubumbashi and that's how all the copperbelt cities look and feel only difference language(english not french) and music is a mixture of southern and congolese music they listen to both on equal footing at the clubs.
 

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^^Thanks, they sure do enjoy congolese music too :)^^
 

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Wildlife at South Luangwa National Park

Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, the sight of one or even ten elephants strolling around the lobby is a regular occurrence.




Lion kill, night game drive, South Luangwa




The most interesting thing about this is that they are wild animals and are certainly not tame







The elephants do get reasonably close to the staff as you can see with the pictures of the elephants near the reception.

 

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The Kuomboka Ceremony

The Kuomboka Ceremony


Vice president George Kunda waves the MMD party symbol at the ZAF plane.


UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema arrives for Kuomboka at Limulunga palace in Mongu


Chief Mumena arrives for the Kuomboka traditional ceremony at Limulunga palace.


National Milling Corporation managing director Peter Cottan and his son Jack clad in Lozi Siziba traditional dresses


President Banda talks to the Lozi King (r)


President Banda (in red dress) escorts the King to board the Nalikwanda


Mongu resident waiting for Kuomboka proceedings to start


The crowd eagerly waiting for the Lozi King to arrive at Limulunga palace​
 

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^^Thanks, they sure do enjoy congolese music too :)^^
They also have alot of apartments while in Lubumbashi, people build homes and just rent them out. Lubumbashi has a larger suburbs but not apartment compounds. The cities feel the same, maybe because the main lifeblood is the same with Copper.
 

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The Kuomboka Ceremony

The Kuomboka Ceremony


President Rupiah Banda being welcomed by Paramount Chief Chimukulu.


Paramount chief Chitimukulu and his wife


President Rupiah BANDA Inspects Kalungu bridge.


The Nalikwanda being paddled to the Limulunga harbour


The royal boat called Nalikwanda is about to dock at Limulunga harbour


The Lozi King emerges from the Nalikwanda


South African High Commissioner to Zambia Moses Chikane following proceedings


Revellers waiting for the Kuomboka​
 

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Kuomboka is a word in the Lozi language; it literally means ‘to get out of water’.
It's funny when you think of the meaning esp. when in Congo "Mboka" means country or land.
 

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It's funny when you think of the meaning esp. when in Congo "Mboka" means country or land.

:lol: should have been from water to land, how could this difference be, when we in close proximity.
 

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Zambia Safaris - South Luangwa National Park











 

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This is the only place in the world where elephants freely get so close to humans



Thornicrofts Giraffe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia


Vervet Monkey, near South Lunagwa National Park, Zambia


Sunset over South Luangwa National Park, Zambia


Lion pride taking a break from the heat, South Luangwa

 

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North Luangwa
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Chalet at Mwaleshi


Dining area Mwaleshi Camp


Luambe
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Dining area at Luambe



Tents at Luambe


Sunset at Luambe​
 

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Kafunta River Lodge



High water table at Kafunta deck


High watertable


During high water levels


Water filled lagoon


Water filled Luangwa


Luangwa River


Dinner setting




 

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Kafunta River Lodge









 

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Baobab




Kudu




sunset flock


kakuli camp​
 
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