Lusaka is the Capital and largest city of Zambia. One of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa, the city’s population was about 1.7 million. Lusaka is the center of both commerce and government in Zambia and connects to the country’s four main highways heading north, south, east and west. English is the official language of the city, but Nyanja and Bemba are also common.
South Luangwa National Park in eastern Zambia, the southernmost of three national parks in the valley of the Luangwa River, is a world-renowned wildlife haven. It supports large populations of Thornicroft’s giraffe, and herds of elephants and Cape buffaloes often several hundred strong, while the Luangwa River supports abundant crocodiles and hippopotamuses. It is one of the best-known national parks in Africafor walking safaris. Founded as a game reserve in 1938, it became a national park in 1972 and now covers 9,050 km2.