Zambia has a three tier visa system.Some nationalities qualiffy for a free visa entry .Other nationalities can get a visa on arrival and other nationalities must apply for a visa before leaving their home country.Zambia also has a Kaza visa which allows travellers to enter Zambia and Zimbabwe on one visa and allows day trips to Botswana.
Tourist visas are available at all major ports of entry including boarders and airport.
Zambian visas are priced according to the duration of stay
i) 7 day transit visa
ii) single entry visa
iii) double entry visa
iv) multiple entry visa
For more information visit www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm
*Passport should be valid for 6months from the date of entry.
*You should have sufficient funds for the duration of your stay.
*Your passport should have enough blank pages to fit and stamp the visa
Travellers should be up to date with all their vaccinations before visiting Zambia.Malaria prophylaxis are highly recommended. Travellers are advised to drink bottled water,keep hydrated always due to slightly higher temperatures.Modern private and public hospitals and clinics are available in all major cities and towns.Health insurance is highly recommended.
Zambia has a tropical climate typically hot and humid with seasonal rains .
Dry season April-November
Rainy season December- March
with mild winter season in June and July
The best time to visit
*Big 5 sightings in April -November .During the dry season the animals gather around the waterholes.
Rainy season animals have plenty foilage and migrate to different places.
Walking activities are best in April-November.
Zambia has a rich cultural diversity with over 50 traditional ceremonies taking place annually.Dances and celebration is the aura of the atmosphere with differently attired dancers performing dances with a unique story to tell and rich cultural history.Food is prepared in abundance and variety with many dishes modern and traditional dishes.
WHAT TO WEAR
For walking safari and game drives light neutral clothing and comfortable walking shoes and warm jacket for evening and morning game drives are needed. A wide brimmed hat with sunglasses is recommended.
Military style camouflaged wear is strictly for the government personell.
Red and black clothing and politically affliliated wear are not advisable.
* Zambia's currency is the kwacha, other currencies are easily convertible to the kwacha at local banks and the bureau de change.
* Local time is GMT +2.Zambia does not observe Daylight savings time.
*Zambia dialing code is +260
*Local sim packs are readily available with 4G coverage in most areas.
*English is the official language ,there are 7 other major languages Bemba,Nyanja,Lozi,Tonga,Luvale and Lunda
*iElectricity is supplied at 220/240V with the British three-pin (type G) and Euro (TypeC)