Welcome to Zambia
The Real Africa
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Places to Stay
Things to Do
Reptiles & Amphibians
Our Proud National Symbols
African Fish Eagle
It is the Zambia’s national bird It is also on the Zambian Coat of arms and the Zambian national Flag. It also appears both as the national bird and on the coat of arms of several other African countries including Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Sudan. They can carry 10 times their own body weight.
Bougainvillea is the national flower of Zambia. It can be grown in pots, as a bonsai, in hanging baskets, along walls, over trellises, as a hedge and other places in the garden. It comes in pink or purple variaties
It is a popular drink throughout Zambia. It is a mildly fermented drink made from pounded roots mixed with bits of Maize The mixture can be drunk immediately after it is made or allowed to ferment for several days. It is often called “sweet beer” by Zambians. It is also found in The Democratic Republic of Congo
Giant Kabwe Fig Tree
A chitenge is an African piece of fabric that can come in many variations of colourful patterns. often worn by women and wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf or as a baby sling.
Nowadays, they have become very popular in the world of fashion and can even be tailored or modified into elegant outfits for both men and women at special occasions.
Nshima is a staple food in Zambia and is made from maize meal or mealie meal boiled in water It is eaten with side dishes known as relish that can range from vegetables, gravy, meat etc
Traditionally, you have to wash your hands as nshima is eaten with bare hands.
The silimba is a xylophone developed by the Lozi people of Western Province. The tuned keys are tied atop resonating gourds. Other tribes that incorporate it are the Nkoya for thier “Kazanga Nkoya” ceremony. It is now popularily used throughout the country.
Flag of Zambia
Zambia’s Endemic Species
These are a list of Plants, Animals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles and Amphibians that are native and/or restricted to Zambia. Note that some of them may have been later introduced to other parts of the world.