Tourism in Zambia

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Tourism in Zambia relates to tourism in the African nation Zambia. The tourism industry is a major and growing industry in Zambia. Zambia has more than 2500 lions along with several National parks, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and historic monuments. Zambia has been involved in several agreements on tourism with neighboring nations like Uganda and Kenya. Uganda Minister of Tourism Tress Buchanayendi said Zambia is a model in tourism in Africa. Tourism Council of Zambia (TCZ) has partnered with the Government and private sector to enhance the marketing aspect in the tourism industry.[1][2][3][4][5]

Hunting is also an important part of the Zambian tourist industry. Though the country banned all hunting in January 2013 amid concerns of corruption and over hunting of certain species, it legalized hunting again for most species of plains game in 2014. Additionally, the Zambian Tourism Minister announced that leopards may be legally hunted starting in 2015 and lions may be hunted again beginning in 2016.[6]

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Arrivals by country

Most visitors arriving to Zambia for holiday in 2013 were from the following countries of nationality:[7]

Rank Country Number
1 Zimbabwe 50,083
2 Tanzania 48,476
3 South Africa 25,127
4 United States 11,881
5 United Kingdom 11,108
6 China 7,477
7 India 5,953
8 Kenya 4,077
9 Australia 3,962
10 Germany 2,599

References

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  5. The Times of Zambia (Ndola) (2015-06-30). "Zambia: TCZ Strikes Strategic Partnership". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2015-07-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. David Smith (May 2015). "Zambia to lift ban on hunting of lions and leopards". The Guardian.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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