Zambia is going through a transitional period in its politics at the moment and things are tense. If you're travelling there, check out FCO advice before you travel. The country is an amazing place to explore but you'll definitely need a 4x4, especially during the rains, and local knowledge so take a guide with you or instead, join a guided tour. The capital Lusaka
is a fascinating city but can be chaotic. It's also not the kind of place to be driving around at night.