Located in southern Africa, Zambia offers unspoilt natural wonders, abundant wildlife and a big list of adventures and activities to fit any tourist. Being voted as the safest country on the continent to visit, there is no wonder why thousands of people are visiting every year.

Why Visit Zambia

LANDSCAPES & NATURE

Zambia’s beautiful landscapes and wealth of wildlife puts the country on the top 10 destinations you should visit in Africa. The Zambezi River, numerous national parks, and of course the largest waterfall in the world, the astonishing Victoria Falls will provide a lifetime experience.

WILDLIFE

Zambia offers the unique experience of the walking safaris, (and you can actually touch the animals!). Its game reserves provide pristine sanctuary to a wide variety of wildlife, including the big five (although rhinos are really hard to find) Elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards and some rare and endemic species.

SAFETY

Just like everywhere else, the urban areas tend to have more safety issues than the rural areas. Still, Zambia was voted the safest country to visit in the African continent, its crime levels are similar to a European country. You should still be aware that the country has incredible high levels of poverty and common sense should prevail. Women should avoid going to bars alone, be careful about walking at night and don’t count to much on the police. 

SUNSETS

Watching the sun setting over the majestic Zambezi River is nothing but breathtaking. Sunrise and sunset are two very magical times of day that take the spotlight on a safari holiday 

Zambia postcards

Located in southern Africa, Zambia offers unspoilt natural wonders, abundant wildlife and a big list of adventures and activities to fit any tourist. Being voted as the safest country on the continent to visit, there is no wonder why thousands of people are visiting every year.

Zambia postcards

Why Visit Zambia

LANDSCAPES & NATURE

Zambia’s beautiful landscapes and wealth of wildlife puts the country on the top 10 destinations you should visit in Africa. The Zambezi River, numerous national parks, and of course the largest waterfall in the world, the astonishing Victoria Falls will provide a lifetime experience.

WILDLIFE

Zambia offers the unique experience of the walking safaris, (and you can actually touch the animals!). Its game reserves provide pristine sanctuary to a wide variety of wildlife, including the big five (although rhinos are really hard to find) Elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards and some rare and endemic species.

SAFETY

Just like everywhere else, the urban areas tend to have more safety issues than the rural areas. Still, Zambia was voted the safest country to visit in the African continent, its crime levels are similar to a European country. You should still be aware that the country has incredible high levels of poverty and common sense should prevail. Women should avoid going to bars alone, be careful about walking at night and don’t count to much on the police. 

SUNSETS

Watching the sun setting over the majestic Zambezi River is nothing but breathtaking. Sunrise and sunset are two very magical times of day that take the spotlight on a safari holiday 

  • Name: Republic of Zambia
  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Officia Languages: English
  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: Zambian kwacha
  • Time Zone: UTC + 2 (CAT)
  • Name: Republic of Zambia
  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Official Languages: English
  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: Zambian kwacha
  • Time Zone: UTC + 2 (CAT)

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

English is the official language of Zambia. In addition, the government of Zambia also recognizes 7 official regional languages and there are more than 70 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country. Even though english is not their mother tongue, almost everyone will speak or understand some English and most Zambians living in the urban centres speak it fluently.

ELECTRICITY

The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor

CURRENCY

The Zambian Kwacha is the currency of Zambia, but USD are also widely accepted. 1 USD equals 13.15 zambian kwachas. All the major credit cards companies are accepted as well. Most sizeable towns have ATMs that accept foreign cards. We recommend that you exchange some money anyway in case you wanna buy something from a small vendor. Changing your money to Kwacha is reasonably easy in the tourist centres of Lusaka and Livingstone and at your border entry

SAFETY

Zambia is very safe country, however occasional robberies, petty crime and scams could occur, particularly in urban centers and tourist areas due to the bad economic conditions of the country. Be cautious and avoid driving at night, wearing flashing jewelry and don’t leave valuables in the car. 

CLIMATE

Thanks to its landlocked and elevated positions,  Zambia features different seasons and climates depending on the region and the altitude where you go. Overall, the country has a tropical weather. There are two main seasons, the rainy season (November to April) corresponding to summer, and the dry season (May to October/November), corresponding to winter. The best time to go would be from June to November, in winter season, when the weather is dry and there is not rain, the wildlife watching is sensational and there is low malaria risk.

How to get around Zambia

By plane: Proflight and air viva  are the main airlines in Zambia, and they provide flight to the majority of major cities and tourist destinations. As usual, flights are the fastest but most expensive way. Charter flights are also available. 

By bus: Public Transport in Zambia is dominated by the minibuses. They do not follow pre established schedules, they are often dangerous and uncomfortable, but they are extremely cheap. Some roads in Zambia are poorly maintained, and the buses tend to be over-crowded. Get prepared for a wild ride.

Larger and more sophisticated buses are also available. These tend to be more reliable and safer; they depart on-time; they have dedicated space for guests and luggage; and tickets may be purchased in advance.

By train:  Zambia has three main internal train lines: Livingstone / Lusaka; Lusaka / Copperbelt; Kapiri Mposhi to the Northern border with Tanzania. The train is a safe, comfortable and a really good way to get around and enjoy the view.

By car: For the record: Vehicles drive on the left side of the road in Zambia. Driving around yourself is very convenient and is usually the prefered way of transportation for tourists, although it can be a little overpriced in Zambia. It’s one of the best ways to explore the national parks, but you would need a 4×4. Due to the conditions of the roads, it can get a little extreme. Some of the main roads are  in very poor condition, and sometimes during rain season they wash away.

Visa Policy

Citizens of 44 countries (The majority in Africa) can visit Zimbabwe without a visa for up to 3 months. Nationals of other  94 countries (Including European citizens and americans) would just need to obtain a visa on arrival, valid for either 30 days (for visits on business) or 3 months (for touristic visits). The prices go as follow: US$50 for a single-entry and US$80 for a multiple-entry visa for all nationalities and is valid for 3 months, A day entry visa is available to all nationalities at US$20, valid 24 hours. If you wanna learn more about the visit policy, click here.

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