With breathtaking waterfalls, beautiful wildlife and a rich culture, Zambia’s charm is ever present on social media. These popular travel bloggers are showcasing the best of what the country has to offer. Have a look!
Bianca Malata is a London-based IT consultant who “loves a little adventure” and “exploring the different cultures around the world at the same time”. She considers her blog It’s All Bee as “a gateway to all those that want to see the world, whether in heels or hiking boots”. Bianca believes that travel doesn’t have to be expensive, so she has a section of her blog that highlights budget travel. There are also guides to various locations like Iceland and Santorini, travel tips, travel style, packing guides and free resources on her favorite travel sites and hostels. Bianca has collaborated and partnered with various hotels and lodges, as well as The London Tourism Board, has been featured on CNN iReport, and Lonely Planet, and has been a contributing writer to sites like Travel Noire and more.
As a contributing editor to Nkwazi, the in-flight magazine for Zambia’s Proflight airline, Bwanga ‘Benny Blow’ Kapumpa has scuba dived in Lake Tanganyika, hunted for the shoebill stork in Lake Bangweulu, gone on game drives at Lower Zambezi and Lochinvar National Parks, and more. Although he has a blog, Bwanga mostly uses his Instagram account to document his travels around Zambia.
After realizing that travel made her happy, Chipo Chitambi decided to pursue it. Her blog and Instagram account Chipo Autumn combine her love for photography, national monuments and history. She’s explored a castle in Lundazi, Eastern Province, and waterfalls in Northern Zambia, among other places. She also gets real about the battle to stay healthy while traveling, and not always feeling at home in her hometown of Lusaka.
Petra Chikasa’s blog, Instagram and Twitter accounts Girl Can Wander focus on her love for the great outdoors, from camping by a hot spring in Northern Zambia to climbing a mountain in Malawi. Petra is an advocate for solo travel and travelling on a budget, sharing tips on how to save money in Livingstone, the tourist capital of Zambia. Petra also uses her blog to highlight issues she cares about such as why travellers should not do lion and elephant walks. She also talks about topics concerning female travelers, such as dealing with menstruation while traveling.
Mariam describes herself as a “little nomadic traveler who enjoys learning about the history of the countries I visit… and taking photos of landscapes and fabulous architecture”. Although she was born and has spent a lot of time in the United Kingdom, her parents were born in Zambia and Malawi, while her grandparents are from India. Her blog shows her trips to the Balkans where she shares her experiences travelling while Muslim, and India where she talks about how her western education affected how she perceived the country before her visit. Her Instagram account Lost With Mariam is updated more regularly with game drives in South Luangwa National Park, beautiful images of mosques around the world, iconic buildings and more.
Wongani Ngulube of Latte Sunshine is a lifestyle blogger and vlogger who uses her Instagram account and YouTube to showcase her love for exploring Zambia, particularly its many water bodies. She has camped at the myth-inducing Lake Kashiba, as well as explored Northern Zambia’s Lake Tanganyika, Kalambo Falls and Kapishya Hotsprings.
Zabeen Zayna Ginwalla believes that “every city has a pulse that evokes a particular feeling in me. It is this sort of emotional awakening that I chase when I travel”. She aims to visit every country in the world and yearns “to explore old ruins; to adventure off into distant sunsets; to traverse across this vast earth”. Her blog Zabeens Face shows her travels to Mozambique, Jordan, Syria and more, while her more regularly updated Instagram account shows trips to France, Tanzania and the Czech Republic.