The African country of Zambia had a turn in the Ottawa Welcomes The World series. The nation is in the southern part of the continent, with some of its neighbours seemingly always in turmoil, but one rarely hears news out of Zambia itself. One of the people I chatted with here noted that the country is peaceful and stable- hence why it never makes the news. She also said that often it is a place of refuge for those fleeing turmoil in those neighbouring countries, like Zimbabwe or the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Zambia is a country with a wealth of natural wonders, set in national parks, with an emphasis on tourism and agriculture. One of those wonders is Victoria Falls, which forms part of its border, and which has its best views in Zambia. There were displays here on the national parks and the Falls, artisan goods, and agricultural crops produced in the nation.
Here we have some of the wildlife in the country.
This eagle, which looked like a bronze, really impressed me.
Elsewhere here were tables of jewelry or displays of richly colourful traditional Zambian clothing.