Traditional Cultures in Zambia
Visitors to Zambia should certainly seek out Kawaza Village, beside South Luangwa National Park, for a very genuine glimpse into traditional Kunda life. This is a super experience; it really is a slice of real African village life!
On a very different level, no visit to Zambia's Western province would be possible without noting some of the amazing Lozi culture. A safari to Matamanene Camp, in Liuwa Plain, is really a wildlife trip - but gets you into a fascinating cultural area!
Similarly, a few days at Shiwa Ngandu, in north-eastern Zambia, will give you the chance not only to peer into the country's colonial history, but also to meet Zambians of today, and see how they live, and the challenges that they face. It's a very 'real' experience - as far from contrived as you could imagine - and hence we'd recommend this for someone interested in Zambia's cultural heritage!
Our favourite 4 places cultural experiences in Zambia
Kalamu Tented Camp|100% (1 review)Whilst at Kalamu, you can combine a game drive with a visit to a local village, which is about 18km drive away. It's a real village where a local guide will join you to introduce you to the people, and chat to you about whatever is going on when you visit. More about Kalamu Tented Camp
Kawaza Village|93% (9 reviews)This fascinating and unique tourism project allows visitors a real insight into rural Zambian everyday life. Visitors can take part by spending a day, or overnight, in the village. More about Kawaza Village
Shiwa Ng'andu|98% (13 reviews)Charlie and Jo Harvey have done a lot for the local community around Shiwa Ng’andu, and it is possible for guests at the Manor House to visit the local school, a clinic and the church. More about Shiwa Ng'andu
Tafika|98% (146 reviews)Tafika is a camp firmly rooted in its local community, and located not far from the village of Mkasanga, whose villagers kindly welcome guests to visit the school, wander around the village and experience the local church choir. Some of Tafikas staff are from the village as well... More about Tafika