Zambia is a land-locked, tropical country which takes its name from the magnificent Zambezi River, which runs across the southern border with Zimbabwe up to the north-west corner. Most of the country is a high plateau without much variation in altitude so it appears much flatter than its mountainous neighbours.
However, it boasts more intact Miombo woodland than any other country, as well as large lakes, vast floodplains and spectacular waterfalls. Zambian wildlife has adapted to the differences between the temperature and rainfall across the wet and dry seasons, and with 15 natural ecosystem types, it comprises of over 8,000 known species.
World Land Trust (WLT) is supporting the conservation of Zambia’s wildlife through the Keepers of the Wild programme in partnership with the Kasanka Trust.