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

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.  

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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:
Ethiopian Airlines:

Self – drive:

Documents needed: Valid Passport, Driver’s license, Certified copy vehicle’s registration papers (and trailer), Proof of insurance, letter of authority from the bank with  travel dates on it. For a detailed interactive road map, please visit this website.

For recommended road routes around Zambia, visit this page for more information

Internal flights: private and scheduled.

Private and scheduled flights internal flights are used to connect you to all major destinations in Zambia.  For further information please look at the following internal flight companies:,,

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.

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

For more details on when’s best to travel to Zambia, see the 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..  

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