Zambia


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Electric Supply and Plugs

Electricity in Zambia is 230 volts AC, 50Hz. The Plug types used are : European style 2 round (type C), Old English 3 pins with ground (Type D), British 3 pin rectangular plug (Type G).

Time Zone

GMT + 2hrs

Language

English is the official language, but there are over 73 local dialects. The main languages are Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja and Tonga.

Climate

Although Zambia lies in the tropics, the height of the plateau ensures that the climate is seldom unpleasantly hot, except in the valleys. There are three seasons: the cool, dry winter season from May to September; the hot, dry season in October and November; and the rainy season, which is even hotter, from December to April.

Currency

The currency in Zambia is the Kwacha (ZMK) = 100 ngwee. Starting 1 January 2013 the Zambia government is rebasing the Kwacha currency. The new currency code will be ZMW.

Visa Requirements

UK, USA, Canadian, Australian and most EU passport holders do require a visa for Zambia. The easiest way is to obtain this visa on arrival at the land border or the airport. It is best to pay by cash.

Be aware that many of our Southern African trips cross several borders.

*Important Note: Please check your itinerary at Victoria Falls if your accommodation is the town of Victoria Falls which is in Zimbabwe, or in the town of Livingstone which is in Zambia. If you visit the falls (on the border) and wish to cross the bridge to the other side you will require a visa for both countries. The UNIVISA (for Zimbabwe and Zambia) is usually the best option. 

SOUTH AFRICA

Parents travelling with children under 18 years will be asked to show the child's full unabridged birth certificate and where one parent is accompanying, proof of parental or legal authority. Please note that they are very strict and they are not accepting photocopies of birth certificates. For further details please see the South Africa High Commission in your country. For the UK http://southafricahouseuk.com/visas/vis_forcit.html NOTE: This is also required if you are transiting through South Africa (e.g. Johannesburg).  

Vaccinations

You should attend your own doctor and dentist for a check-up. Your doctor will have access to the most up to date information on the required vaccinations for the country you are visiting. In general we recommend vaccinations against the following: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis ‘A'. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended. Yellow Fever vaccination is not required unless arriving from an endemic area (but we do strongly suggest you consult with your own GP). A very good online resource is the National Health Travellers website at fitfortravel.nhs.uk

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