Travel Tips

Zambia Info

Climate – Zambia enjoys a tropical climate. There are three seasons: warm and wet from December to April; cool and dry from May to August; and hot and dry from September to November.

Clothing – For walking safaris – light neutral coloured clothing, comfortable walking shoes,  a warm jacket for evenings and early mornings  and a wide brimmed hat are recommended. For water activities, nylon water sandals are ideal.

Driving – Zambia drives on the left.

Getting there

By Air – Non-stop flights from Dubai, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Addis Abba. Zambia has four International Airports in Lusaka the capital, Livingstone, Ndola and Mfuwe.

By Road – Zambia is accessible through Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania on good tarred roads. Scheduled coaches operate daily. The buses run fro the central bus station named ‘Inter City Bus Terminal’ which is located in Kamwala, Lusaka, the capital city.

By Train – Zambia connected to Tanzania by railway and the TAZARA train operates an express service three timely weekly between the two countries and local service running between Kapiri-Mposhi and Nakonde Zambia’s border town with Tanzania.

Travel Advice

Health – Vaccinations & Insurance. There are good health facilities in the country. However, as health precautions for traveling in Africa may be unfamiliar to you, we recommend that you consult your local doctor prior to traveling to discuss the need for any possible immunisation and malaria prophylaxis.  Comprehensive medical and repatriation insurance is recommended.

Money – Zambia’s currency is the Kwacha. Major international currencies such as the US Dollar and British Pound are easily convertible at Bureaux de Change which are located in various places in major cities.

Visa Requirements – A passport is required for all travellers and it should be valid for not less than 6 months for all nationalities.

Where visas are required, for most nationalities they can obtain the visas on entry. For more information on visa regulations, please visit E-visas are also available (approval letter to process on arrival), check the Zambia Immigration website for details on how to apply. E-visas available here.

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