By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: Is it possible to travel to Zambia? Members of a local church group are working in different parts of Africa and I was wondering if we can travel there?

A: The Zambia National Tourist Office recently opened a head office in New York City. For travel inquiries you can contact them at (212) 308 2155 or by mail at 237 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022. The African country is open for tourism and has several sightseeing areas worth noting. Home to the world renowned Victoria Falls, this spectacular falls is known locally as “The Smoke that Thunders” and with good reason.

The thundering waters raise mist which can be seen 30 km away. Zambia’s capital of Lusaka is a lively city packed with shops, markets and the Mundawanga Botanical Gardens.

For safari odysseys, there’s the Kafue National Park, considered one of the world’s largest national parks and home to elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions and over 400 bird species.

The warmth of the people is legendary. You’ll often hear Zambia referred to as “The Real Africa” for its unspoiled wilderness and rich cultural heritage.


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