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Africa Travel Magazine's "Great Cities of Africa" editions include Lusaka, Zambia and Livingstone, home of Victoria Falls: One of the Top 10 Wonders of the World


As one of the fastest- growing city centers in Central Africa, the capital Lusaka has brought together people of many nationalities and is an intense land of colorful hustle and bustle of free enterprise mixed with real African ingenuity. Interspersed with Lusaka's many excellent luxury and budget hotels and restaurants are truly urban African experiences: large markets full of economicactivity; noteworthy historical and cultural sites; the Zintu museum of Arts and Crafts ant the Munda anga Zoo and Botanical Gardens. For those wishing to visit nearby game reserves, the pristing bush is less than a day's trip away from this major city center.

The city is central to the main highways leading north, south, east and west, at an altitude of 1,300 meters (4,265 FEET) above sea level. Lusaka is centrally located for Zambians and visitors, with Lusaka International Airport being an important national and international link.

Zambia is a landlocked country in the tropics of sub-Saharan Africa whose population exceeds 10 million. The capital of Zambia is Lusaka, with a population of roughly 1.2 million people.

Victoria Falls lies on Zambia's southern border at the tourist center of Livingstone. Zambia's 19 Parks have some of the most abundant animal populations in Africa.

Zambia's elevation (average 1300m) gives it a mild tropical climate. The weather is so pleasant that is has been nicknamed "The air-conditioned state"