Zambia

For the best wildlife-viewing experiences without the crowds, Zambia is the place to be.

As Africa’s most recognized country for walking safaris, Zambia is the ideal destination for the discerning traveler who loves to explore nature in its purest form.

With the soft Earth beneath your feet, the harmonious sounds of nature, and the Miombo woodlands’ rich aroma, connecting with nature is no conscious task. The rhythm of Zambia’s unspoiled nature becomes a part of you.

A portion of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is situated within Zambia borders. A wide variety of Victoria Falls activities are easily accessible to individuals on a Zambia safari vacation.

 

  • Board a sunset Zambezi River cruise with panoramic views of the wildlife-covered river banks or relax with champagne’s glass in a bubbly bush bath.
  • Embark on a historical tour of Victoria Falls with a private guide or take a step back in time in Livingstone’s quaint town.
  • Enjoy white water rafting on the Zambezi River or take a helicopter ride above Victoria Falls to witness this natural phenomenon from a unique perspective.

OVERVIEW

Climate:  The summer months in Zambia are from November to March and the winter months are from April to August. The three seasons Zambia experiences range from moderate to tropical. Winter months usually bring warm temperatures in the 70ºF (23ºC) range, while summer months bring higher temperatures in the 86ºF (30ºC) range.

Credit Cards: Visa is the credit card of choice. American Express & Diners Club are not accepted at the hotels.

Currency: USD is acceptable for tipping, but other cash purchases/payments should be made in Kwach.

Geography: Zambia is a landlocked country bordered by Zimbabwe in the south divided by Victoria Falls, Congo DR in the north, Tanzania on the northeast, Malawi on the east and Mozambique on the southeast. The general topography of the country is characterized by uplifted plantation surfaces.

Languages:  English, Bemba & Nyanga

Medical:  A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required if you have traveled to/through a known Yellow Fever area/country visited. Malaria Pills are highly recommended for travel. Please check with your physician as to the proper dosage if necessary.

Packing: Lightweight natural-colored clothing is preferable, i.e. khaki, brown, and beige, if visiting safari camps a jacket/fleece for evenings or cool days. Some of the city hotels require more formal dress for evenings. The lodges and camps are very informal and casual clothes are suitable.

Visas: US Citizens require holiday visas to enter Zambia.  Passports must have at least 2 blank pages per country visited AND must be valid for 6 months after departure from the last country visited.

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