Zambia is acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, and it’s people live in peace and harmony. The Wildlife is superb and some of the finest Safaris on offer are available from the fine lodges and safari companies.

Languages

English is highly spoken, as well as Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Mambwe, Nyanja, Ngoni, Tonga, Tumbuka, and other native languages.

Climate

With its tropical location, Zambia gets hot in the lower regions close to the water like the valleys of the rivers and the shores of the lakes. However, since most of the country lies raised on a plateau, it generally sees a temperate climate. There are three different seasons: May to August is cool and dry, September and October generally is hot and dry, and between November and April, Zambia gets a summer rainy season. Temperatures vary from 24° to 35°C / 75° to 95°F in the summer months, and from 7° to 23°C / 45° to 74°F in winter.

Visas/ Passport requirements

All nationalities need a visa in order to enter Zambia, which can be obtained at the port of Entry in most cases. Fees vary for different nationalities. Please check with your consultant to check the updated visa costs for your specific nationality at time of booking. To pay for your visa, you can use various currencies.

Health

NO immunization is required for visitors entering Zambia, other than for those who have left and area infected by Yellow Fever. In such cases, visitors will need a valid International yellow-fever vaccination certificate. Zambia is a malaria-risk area, and taking prophylaxis is most advisable.

Money

1 Kwacha (ZMK) = 100 Ngwee

You can exchange cash and traveler’s cheques at banks or foreign exchange bureaus in major cities. Cash, especially US Dollars, is the better option since traveler’s cheques might not be accepted everywhere and commissions can be very high.

Local Time

GMT +2

Electricity

Zambia uses 220 V / 230 V / 50 Hz.

The plug is either a round pin attachment plug, has round pins with ground or is a rectangular blade plug.

System

Metric

Driving

Vehicles travel on the left hand side of the road as opposed to the right hand side in Europe and America. We advise taking transfers in this country rather than self-driving.