Home to the world-famous Victoria Falls, Zambia is also renowned for its abundant wildlife, offering spectacular game viewing opportunities. Situated next door to Zimbabwe in Southern Africa, Zambia is a green and lush country that offers an outstanding travel experience. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, view a host of game from lion to elephant and visit the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ to view the most breathtaking waterfalls on the planet. The capital, Lusaka, is one of Africa’s most gracious with elegant and broad tree-lined avenues and some fine colonial-style buildings dotted around its downtown area.
Language: English is widely spoken
Currency: ZMK (Kwacha)
Visa: South African passport holders do not need a visa. All other passport holders to check with local authorities
Health: Yellow Fever certificate is required in South Africa when returning from Zambia.
Time: GMT +2
What things cost: These are approximate prices and may vary according to hotels and seasons (USD)
Bottle of water: USD3
Bottle of wine: USD5 - USD20
Soft drinks: USD3.5
Coffee / Tea: USD3
Dry season — May to August.
Hot season — September to November
Wet season — December to April
Lake Kariba is a unique place of outstanding beauty and unforgettable scenery. This vast man-made lake is surrounded by excellent national parks in both Zimbabwe and Zambia and really is a special place to take a safari, either by boat or on foot. Whether game viewing from a distance on a houseboat, viewing closer to the shore from a tender or walking into the parks with a professional guide, there really is something for everyone. Bird watching and fishing are very popular on and around the lake.
The banks of the Lower Zambezi and Luangwa Rivers teem with wildlife and these remote and relatively undeveloped areas are a game lover’s paradise. View vast herds and 400 species of birds in the South Luangwa National Park and Mana Pools World Heritage Site.