Zambia Mission – New York

Home of the mighty Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the only one in Africa

Located in Southern Africa, Zambia is home of the mighty Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the only one in Africa.

The country enjoys a tropical climate –offering a ‘passport’ to sunshine all year round.

With a population of 19.6 million (2022), Zambia is a country at peace with itself and its neighbours with 73 different ethnic tribes (speaking as many languages), living in harmony since time in memorial.

This rich cultural mosaic culminates into over 40 colourful traditional ceremonies held annually in different parts of the country, each celebrating age old traditions and norms that offer unforgettable cultural experiences to visitors. Two of Zambia’s masquerades; the Gule Wa Mukulu of the Chewa people of Eastern Province and the Likishi of the Luvale and Lunda people of North Western Province have received official recognition by UNESCO as ‘Artefacts of Indelible Culture’.

Zambia is the birthplace of the Great Zambezi River (Kalene Hills), Africa’s fourth largest, whose 2,700-kilometre journey gives life to the mighty Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Lake Kariba in Siavonga and Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique, meandering in a total of 6 countries before forming a delta and releasing into the Indian Ocean.

Almost 30% of the country’s land area is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife in 20 national parks and 36 Game Management Areas (GMA’s), offering unrivalled wildlife experience such as walking safaris as well as the opportunity to see ‘The Big 5’ game (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard) and other rare species like the black lechwe, the shoebill stork, Sitatunga and many more.

Zambia is also home to the largest mammal migration on earth – the Kasanka Bat Migration- when every year between October and December, over ten million fruit bats cover the skies of the Kasanka National Park in one of the greatest wildlife spectacles of our times.

Zambia is an award winning destination with a list of accolades : most peaceful country in Africa ( Global Peace Index (2015), in the Top 10 of the 50 destinations that will be ‘hot’ in the next 10 years (Business Insider ), top three fastest growing destinations in the world (UNWTO), surprising places billionaires would like to visit in 2016/2017 (Forbes Magazine 2016), second most attractive destination for French travellers in 2016 (, 11 amazing ways to experience Africa from the air (, Top 10 Best swimming pools in the world-the ‘Devils pool’ (Trip Advisor)