Zambia ranked among the top ten safest countries to visit in 2018

The US Department of State has listed Zambia among the top ten safest countries to visit in 2018.

The department of State has based its ranking on the Global Peace Index evaluation of each country's level of militarization, domestic/international conflict levels, and societal safety and security.

The "State of Peace" for these countries all ranked as "Very High" or "High" on the Global Peace Index for 2017.

“Tied with the United Kingdom in 41st on the Global Peace Index, Zambia is home to Victoria Falls, one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Lions, elephants and zebras and the second-largest wildebeest migration on the African continent can be found in Liuwa Plain, in the bush of western province of Zambia,” stated the skyscanner website.

The US Department of State has recently begun assigning every country a travel advisory level (1-4) to help label the safest countries in the world.

“We have taken these level 1, "exercise normal precautions," countries and combined them with the Global Peace Index from 2017 to create a list of the best and safest countries to visit this year” indicated the US Department of State.

The other countries include Slovenia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Chile, Austria, Singapore, Costa Rica and Portugal.

And beyond being a tourist destination of choice, Zambia has vast investment opportunities in various sectors including tourism, manufacturing and agro processing, infrastructure, energy and construction sectors.

The political environment and the cost of doing business is favourable with a fairly educated population and a wide market which includes the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) markets.

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) your gateway to the Zambian economy is ready to facilitate your investments in the country and link you to local investors and entrepreneurs for possible partnerships and joint ventures.  

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