Natural Resources

Zambia has vast resource endowment in terms of land, labour and water, indicating the high potential to expand and/or excel development. Zambia has a total land area of 75 million hectares (752,000 square km), out of which 58% (42 million hectares) is classified as medium to high potential for agricultural production.

Zambia stands out as one of the prime tourism destinations in Africa offering a wealth of natural tourism assets – waterfalls, lakes and rivers holding about 35% of Southern Africa’s water, ‘wildlife protected areas’ occupying about 10% of the country’s total land area, and a tropical climate.

It is also the home of the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. In addition, Zambia is endowed with a rich and diverse culture resulting in the occurrence of more than 30 colourful traditional ceremonies annually.