Zambian Landscape

I'm not able to properly describe the beauty and calmness of Zambian's landscape, so I wanted to share this picture and a quote that I think describes it perfectly.

Zambian landscape
Zambian landscape

"The Zambian landscape is one note endlessly repeated. At the Tunduma frontier, the character of the land suddenly changes. The rolling hills of south-central Tanzania fade away and the table-flat upland of the Zambian plateau begins. Open grassy country gives way to unending woodland, a featureless wilderness of spindly trees twenty to thirty feet in height. Mile after mile, hour after hour it remains the same. Occasionally, a low range of hills is glimpsed in the far distance, but their promise of release from the hypnotic monotony is deceptive."

---from "North of South" by Shiva Naipaul

Related Links
Books and Online Resources about Zambia
Ribbon Cutting at Chilileka Basic School's New Library
A Tour Through Lusaka's Slums

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  1. Kristina on May 16, 2012 at 5:25 a.m.

    Yes, the landscape is really nice:)
    Great view !!!

  2. Barbara on May 16, 2012 at 2:35 p.m.

    It is so serene. I like the book recommendations too. They look intense in comparison to the picture. Seems like Zambia may be a country of many layers. Thanks for the visual wisdom. :)

  3. Brock - Backpack with Brock on May 16, 2012 at 3:12 p.m.

    So calm! You're right!

  4. memory mumbi on January 4, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.

    Zambia is a very beautiful country that one should be proud of being born there.It does not matter where you are but if you were born in Zambia always consider your country as one of the most beautiful countries hosting great wonders of the world.