Zambia Tourist Attractions

  • Zambia has several interesting museums which collects, documents, preserves, interprets, presents, and promotes Zambia’s movable cultural and natural heritage.

    Some noteable museums are:

    Choma Museum and Crafts Project

    The museum has a permanent gallery displaying artifacts relating to the social and cultural heritage of the region.   It has also a temporary gallery which displays from time to time works of art from various artists.

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    Copperbelt Museum

    This museum in Ndola houses items found in the area dating back to the Stone Age. The geology gallery presents a historic background of pre-colonial and modern mining in Zambia. It describes copper mining process in which the copper products are exhibited. The Ethnography and Art Gallery highlights how the people of Zambia used natural resources express art, religion, technology, economy, and socio-cultural organization.

     

    Livingstone Museum

    Livingstone’s famous museum, in the heart of Livingstone Town has four galleries: Prehistory (archaeology), Ethnography and Art, History and Natural History. There is an interesting collection of David Livingstone’s belongings and descriptions of his routes.

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    Other Museums

    Maramba Cultural Museum - Situated in Livingstone, this village was established to preserve the arts, crafts and culture of Zambia.
    Moto Moto Museum - houses an impressive collection of articles related to Zambian culture and folklore.
    Lusaka National Museum - a cultural history museum with four main sections; ethnography, witchcraft, history and contemporary art.
    Nayuma Museum - promotes the arts and crafts of the people in the Barotseland area
    Railway Museum - holds some of the finest examples of Zambia’s railway heritage, ranging from historic steam locomotives and vintage coaches to the tiniest railway memorabilia.
    Victoria Falls Field Museum - displays the various forms of life around the Victoria Falls from more than 50,000 years ago to the present.

    For more information visit: www.zambiatourism.com or www.museumszambia.org

  • Said to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, South Luanga National Park has one of the most intensive concentration of animals in Africa.

    There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species in South Luangwa National Park.

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    Read more: www.zambiatourism.com

  • One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which is also defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world.

    Both Zimbabwe and Zambia allow tourists to do day trips to the Victoria Falls without prior application process. Visas can be obtained at the border posts.

    Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe or Maramba in Zambia are the closest and most convenient towns to start your trip from.

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    Read more: victoriafallstourism.org