Zambia in a Nutshell

“ Zambia. Too far north to be Southern Africa. Too far south to be Central Africa. Too far west to be East Africa. Too far east to be West Africa. It’s just stuck – in the middle of the bottom half of Africa. Wedged in amongst the limbs and other parts. A bit like our hearts I guess? Maybe that’s why it’s sometimes called the ‘warm heart of Africa?” –  James Williams, Diamonds and Donnafish

Zambezi River, The Luangwa Valley, remote and intimate bushcamps, Outstanding Game-Viewing, Largest Mammal Migration in the World, Walking Safaris, Tiger Fishing, Victoria Falls, Shoebills, Second largest wildebeest migration in the world, fantastic birding

Most foreign nationals require a visa upon entry into Zambia.  Theses are available from the Zambian embassies in your home country or at points of entry.  Most single/double entry visa cost USD50/USD80 respectively.  

For more information on visa requirements, visit this website.

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International flights to Lusaka and Livingstone:

The following airlines provide flight schedules into either Lusaka or Livingstone:

South African Airways:
Kenya Airways:
Pro flight Airways:
British Airways (only to/from Livingstone):
Ethiopian Airlines:

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Private and / or Scheduled flights:

Private and scheduled flights are used to connect you to all major destinations in Zambia.  For further information please look at the following internal flight companies: 
Sky Trails Ltd:
Pro- charter Zambia:

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If you are self-driving, you will need the following documents:

Valid Passport, Driver’s license, Certified copy of vehicle’s registration papers (and trailer). Proof of insurance, letter of authority from the bank with  travel dates on it.

For details on the RECOMMENDED ROAD ROUTES around Zambia, visit this page.
For a detailed interactive road map, please visit this website

For internal flight information, please see the tab above.

Kwacha and USD. Kwacha: is available at airports, hotels, ATMs and exchange offices.  Major credit cards are increasingly accepted by larger shops, hotels, restaurants and tour operators.

When to visit Zambia?

May –  November are the dry seasons.  Thereafter you may have to stay until the next dry season due to the rains.

For detailed information on WHEN’S BEST TO TRAVEL TO ZAMBIA , see the Yearly Calendar.

No compulsory vaccines/immunisations  are required by law for entry into Zambia.  Although please ensure that your vaccines are up to date.  It is also strongly recommended that antimalarials are taken as Zambia is in a malaria zone all year round..  

For more information go to:

Bring along your own plugs and connectors: Plug type C, D and G. Standard voltage: 230 V.  Standard frequency: 50 Hz.