Zambian Geography

The country is located in a central position on the southern African continent. Zambia is a landlocked country and its eight neighbouring countries are:

  • Democratic Republic to Congo (DRC) to the north,
  • Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique to the east,
  • Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south and
    Angola to the west
  • Zambia is a huge country, that is roughly three times the size of the UK or slightly larger than Texas/USA or slightly smaller in size than Chile. But Zambia is less populated.
  • The country mostly lies on a high plateau with lots of hills and mountains.
    Zambia’s highest point is in the Mafinga Hills, with 2 301m or 7 549ft.
  • Zambia’s longest river is the Zambezi river with 2 574m or 8 444ft.
  • Zambia’s climate is mainly a tropical climate with a rainy season from October to April
  • There is currently one UNESCO world heritage site: Mosi-oa-Tunya, also called Victoria Falls which are the largest waterfalls in the world. There are seven more sites awaiting listing.