Zambia is a very peaceful landlocked country bordered by eight other countries - Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola & Congo. You can expect spectacular scenery, huge waterfalls, exotic wildlife, a choice of overland safaris and friendly local people. You will learn a lot on one of our tours, gap year projects or volunteering programs, local people are mostly black African of Bantu descent with small European & Indian communities whilst the majority of Zambians are Christian although there is a Muslim & Hindu population. Zambia is a popular holiday destination party due to Victoria Falls being located here, this is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world. Search our authentic holidays and travel opportunities in Zambia today.
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Find overland and adventure tours in Zambia where you can explore the country and see vast open spaces, breathtaking natural scenery and some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. Located in Southern Africa, this country also boasts a wealth of raging rivers, astonishing National Parks and magnificent waterfalls, including the world famous Victoria Falls - somewhere you have to visit once in your life. The easiest way to experience and see more of Zambia is joining an overland journey. There are lots of tours for all budgets, you could travel overland through the whole continent. Must visit places to check out include Victoria Falls on the border with Zimbabwe, the Luangwa National Park, Lusaka, Kafue National Park, Tanganyika Lake and the magnificent Zambezi River.
Zambia has a rich culture and friendly local people most of which live in extreme poverty. Facilities and infrastructure in this country can be basic but that shouldn't take away what a magical experience you will have visiting. To enter Zambia you will need a valid passport and also pay a fee, you can apply for visa in advance or get one on arrival. Most gap year programs will require you to be in good health, aged 18+ also there are join dates every month. There is no Nationality eligibility for most gap year experiences, you will need to be eligble for a tourist visa. Please check latest health and safety advice before departing for Zambia, malaria can be a problem and so you might want to get medication prior to arriving. We recommend packing a mosquito net, water purification saches, light clothing and a first aid kit. Local food can be basic including fish with rice, stewed cabbage and pumpkin leaves with peanuts but still tasty.