Zambia Travel

Zambia – the heart of Africa

Zambia is called the heart of Africa not only because of its geographical location in the center of Africa, but also because of its incomparable biodiversity and its untouched nature. From the hunting ground of leopards in South Luangwe to the unique bat migration, which occur every year between October and December. During this time, more than 10 million bats descend on Kasanka National Park. Zambia enchants with natural wonders, unique phenomena, and magical national parks.

Start your journey on the Zambian side of the majestic Victoria Falls before heading into the jewel of Africa. Due to its location between southern, eastern, and central Africa, Zambia’s landscape is characterized by an incredible diversity of vegetation.

Not only does the vegetation benefit from its excellent location, but a variety of wildlife has also found a home here. As one of the most fertile countries on the continent, Zambia also offers a multitude of lakes and rivers that create a colorful landscape in the otherwise quite dry countryside. With African Luxury Travel we take you off the beaten track, to the most beautiful places in Zambia.

Your luxury travel to Zambia

  • Venture into the leopard hunting grounds of the South Luangwe National Park
  • In Bangweulu Swamp, birders can incounter the very rare and native shoebill
  • In Liuwa National Park, over 35.000 wildebeest migrate from Angola back to Zambia at the beginning of the rainy season in November
  • The cooler mornings are ideal for walking safaris in all National Parks
  • The boat safaris in the Lower Zambezi National Park are among the best in the country
13 Days
from € 8.580 / per person

The heart of Africa

Climate and travel season in Zambia

Zambia has an alternating tropical climate. Due to the high altitude of the country, temperatures are relatively mild. The annual average temperature is between 20 and 22°C on the high plateaus. Three seasons can be distinguished in Zambia:

May to September are among the best months to travel in Zambia, because of the pleasant daytime temperatures between 20°C and 28°C. Here you can expect no rain.

In October and November it can get uncomfortably hot and humid with temperatures up to 38 °C. Game viewing is still excellent, although somewhat limited as safaris are practically only possible in the mornings and evenings.

The hot and humid rainy season begins in December and lasts until March. During this time of year, most accommodations in the national parks are closed. However, these months are interesting as many wild animals give birth to their young. Here the river safaris in South Luangwa are also particularly spectacular.

Zambia Travel Info

To enter Zambia, you need a valid, machine-readable passport that is valid for at least six months after your return date and has 2 free pages.

International travelers can obtain a visa upon arrival for a fee of 50 USD. This could change at any time so please check with your local embassy for exact information before your entry.

Malaria occurs throughout the country. Please contact your family doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis when planning your trip to Zambia. The so-called sleeping sickness, which is transmitted by the diurnal tsetse fly, is also common in Zambia. Avoid blue clothing as it attracts the flies.

The currency in Zambia is the Zambian Kwacha (ZMW). You can pay everywhere with American dollars (USD), which is recommended. Credit card payments are accepted at most lodges.

Banks and bureaux de change often only accept US dollars when exchanging money; the euro has obviously not yet become widely accepted.

Since small airplanes have only limited space in the cargo hold, a maximum weight of 15kg luggage and 5kg hand luggage is allowed. The luggage must also be in soft travel bags. Hard-sided suitcases are not allowed.

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