Zambia is a country in southern Africa, landlocked among eight other countries, whose capital is Lusaka. It is not a mass tourism destination despite one major attraction: the 108 m Victoria Falls from the Zambezi River shared with Zimbabwe's neighbour. Listed as a World Heritage Site, they are part of two national parks, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. The classic is a swim in the Zambezi River at the top of Victoria Falls, whose local name Mosi-oa-Tunya (roaring smoke) sums it up well! Downstream of the falls, you can cross the bridge over the river. Seen from below as seen from above, the show is just as striking. The other attraction of the country is its wildlife. Within the immense Kafue National Park it is possible to observe rare antelopes, blue wildebeests, wild dogs... As for the South Luangwa Nature Reserve, it offers one of the most beautiful concentrations of wild animals in Africa, giraffes, lions, zebras, elephants, which can be discovered on memorable 4x4 safaris and even on walking safaris, Zambia being the flagship destination for this practice. Flying over the Victoria Falls by helicopter, enjoying a luxury bivouac in a nature reserve, hunting big game (in compliance with the law, of course), remain luxury tourist services. Remember that more than half of the population lives below the poverty line. Don't leave without your favorite travel guide.

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When to go to Zambia?

When to leave for Zambia? The dry season between May and November is the most pleasant time to stay in Zambia. The rainy season is between November and April, the vegetation is then lush, but many roads are then impassable. The months to avoid are January and February, which are the rainiest. The most pleasant months are from the beginning of May to the end of August, but from April the atmosphere is pleasant. For safaris, the best period is from early June to late October. All in all, Zambia can be visited for a good part of the year!

How to go to Zambia? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Travel agencies offer luxury safaris to Zambia reserved for well-filled scholarships with the assurance of being able to observe wildlife in all its splendour. Almost all of the proposed trips include a stopover at Victoria Falls, without which the discovery of Zambia would not be complete.

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It is an original and economical solution that offers you a real African adventure in freedom and in contact with the population. Ideal for a small budget. But if you want to go on safari you will still need to use local professional guides, which is still expensive anyway.

In Zambia, people drive on the left and roads are often in poor condition. Rather than driving yourself, rent a vehicle with a driver. You can also use public transport, buses or trains, but they are not very comfortable. The most efficient will be the plane. Domestic airlines serve major cities. It is the fastest way to connect Lusaka to Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Prepare for your trip Zambia

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to leave for Zambia? The dry season between May and November is the most pleasant time to stay in Zambia. The ra...
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Weather forecast

Zambia's climate is tropical, arid and hot. During the dry season - April/October -, temperatures remain bearable eve...
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Budget

Zambia's currency is the Zambian Kwacha. Dollars and euros are often accepted, as are payment cards, at least in shop...
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Formalities

Find out about the political situation before you leave. On the spot avoid the border between Zambia and the Democrat...
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Health

Your vaccination record must be up to date and very complete, from diphtheria to typhoid fever, measles, yellow fever...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is an original and economical solution that offers you a real African adventure in freedom and in contact with the...
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How to get organized?

Travel agencies offer luxury safaris to Zambia reserved for well-filled scholarships with the assurance of being able...
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Getting around

In Zambia, people drive on the left and roads are often in poor condition. Rather than driving yourself, rent a vehic...
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