For many years overlooked by tourists, and forgotten by the rest of the world as disastrous politics in the 1970's and 1980's led to poverty and the virtual breakdown of the country. But in the mid 1990's things changed, as a shift on the political front lead to economic reforms and improvements. Zambia´s 752,000 square kilometres makes it a large country about the size of France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland combined.
For wildlife fans, the excellent national parks are teeming with birds and animals, and boast some of the finest safari camps and lodges in the whole of African continent. With its abundant water resources, Lake Tanganyika is the second deepest natural lake in the world. Along the southern border of the country stretches Lake Kariba, the largest artificial lake in Africa and the second largest in the world.
Apart from its abundant wildlife, rivers and lakes, Zambia holds 6% of the world’s copper reserves and is the fourth largest copper-producing nation in the world. Zambia is internationally recognized as a major producer of emeralds, aquamarines, amethyst and tourmalines and the quality of the gems is highly competitive with world markets. In fact, Zambia mines twenty percent of the world’s annual production of emeralds.
Zambia is a multi-party democracy and provides a market-oriented, liberalized economic environment in a strife-free, multicultural society. The Zambian government welcomes investors and has designed a package of incentives aimed specifically at creating a sound investment climate for increased domestic economic growth making Zambia a unique place to invest.
eBizguides has created the essential Guide Book on how to do business and have fun in Zambia, specifically designed with the business globetrotter in mind. Zambia eBizguides contains a profound analysis of all the economic and business sectors, as well as the top companies and institutions in Zambia. It will provide practical information on doing business in the local market, and having fun in your spare time.