Zambia has more than 70 different tribes – the main tribes being the Lozi, the Ngoni, Tonga, Bemba, Luvale and Kaonde.
The Lozi Chief is called the litunga.
The most numerous of the tribes are the Tonga with archaelogical evidence showing their existence in the southern Province for approx. 900 years.
Traditional ceremonies reflect the history, social life and spiritual culture of the Zambian peoples.
Perhaps the most well known is the Ku’omboka ceremony, which literally means “to get out of the water onto dry ground”.
When the floodplains of the upper Zambezi valley rise, the Lozi people move to higher ground in a dramatic and ceremonial way.
The King will decide when it is time to leave and this can take place any time between February to May each year.