Photographs from Zambia

Welcome to Zambia Photos

Situated in South Africa, Zambia is a landlocked country, mostly of forests, mountains and open plains.

The capital is Lusaka, with a population of around 1 million people. The total population of Zambia is around 16 million people.

Zambia’s land area is 752,618 km² / 290,587 square miles and the country contains 20 diverse national parks, some of the best-known being Kafue National Park, Liuwa Plain National Park and South Luangwa National Park. Zambia has long been considered as one of the prime locations for African wildlife viewing. It is also a well known area for walking safaris.

South Luangwa National Park is situated in Eastern Zambia, on the Luangwa River and is a large area covering 9,050 km² of wilderness. It is home to the only population of Thornicroft’s Giraffe (occurring only in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley), a large population of Elephants, Leopards, Lions, African Wild Dogs and other African wildlife. The park was once under huge pressure from poaching with the entire population of rhinos wiped out in the 1970s and 80s.

Another notable national park in Zambia is Liuwa Plain National Park which covers an area of 3,660 km². Unlike South Luangwa, Liuwa Plain features an almost entirely flat, open-plain terrain, hence the name. It is known for hosting the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa and has an abundant population of hyenas. It is also one of the few places in Zambia where you can find cheetahs.

Other national parks that are rich in wildlife include Kafue National Park and the Lower Zambezi National Park. Victoria falls is also a key landmark and tourism destination.