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Zambia

Time Difference: EST + 6 hours   Current Time and Date in Zambia
Currency: Currency Converter  – Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Zambia
US Embassy in Zambia: zambia.usembassy.gov

Zambia, is a landlocked country in southern Africa. The neighboring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest.

Originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, the region which comprises modern Zambia was colonised during the Bantu expansion of the thirteenth century. After visits by European explorers in the eighteenth century, Zambia became the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century.

Health: CDC Zambia
What to Pack
Weather: Zambia Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 260

Entry Requirements

  • Passport
  •  Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of immunization.

Diplomatic Missions

Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations in New York
Site of the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the UN.
Zambian Embassy in the U.S.
Zambian Embassy in Washington DC.
Zambian Consulate London
Zambian Consulate in the UK
Zambian Embassies around the world
List of Zambian Diplomatic Missions around the World.

CLIMATE

Average daily high temperature of 68°F and low of 55°F

Language: English is the official Language

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away.