Zambian Travel info

Currency: The Zambian currency is the Kwatcha. All major currencies are accepted for payment in Zambia.

Health: The Victoria Falls region is a malaria area. We strongly recommend that you consult a doctor or travel clinic and start prophylaxis before your arrival. Cover up with long pants and shirts after dark, sleep under a mosquito net and use mosquito repellant.

As of 30 January 2015 Yellow fever inoculations are no longer a requirement for South Africans travelling to Zambia, or for other passport holders travelling to Zambia but who will be in transit in South Africa.

Ebola - Zambia and the surrounding southern African countries are free of Ebola. The countries affected by Ebola are many thousands of miles away.

All visitors are responsible for their own travel and medical insurance. Please insure fully for emergency evacuation, medical, curtailment and repatriation.

How to get there:
 There are currently three airlines which service the Johannesburg to Livingstone route (Fly Africa, BA-Comair and SAA) so on any given day there are more than two flights - more during peak seasons.  All the airlines have frequent flyer programs such as SAA’s Voyager Miles which can be used to redeemed for flights to Livingstone. You currently require 20000 Voyage Miles on Mileage Keeper to fly to Livingstone in economy class. This is subject to change. To be sure visit

Self drive: We recommend self drive visitors from South Africa drive via Botswana. Although there are no security issues with travelling in Zimbabwe

The road via Nata to Kasane is tarred all the way. Cross over into Zambia at Kasane using the quaint but time consuming ferry. You will require your vehicle ownership papers (or a certified copy) and a police clearance certificate of your vehicle. We recommend you contact your nearest AA (Automobile Association) for the up to date requirements.

All visitors require valid passports to enter Zambia. Passports must be valid for at least 6months and have at least 2 blank pages.    


South African passport holders do not require a visa to enter Zambia for a holiday. To get the latest available Zambia visa information on all other passports we suggest you go to the Zambian government website links listed below as things can change periodically.

Kaza Uni-Visa is reinstated as of 21st of December 2016. A Univisa was recently implemented by Zimbabwe and Zambia (with more countries to follow) to allow fee movement between these countries for certain passport holders. This means that guests planning on extended safari itinerary that will take in the countries involved with the Univisa will only have to pay one fee. (on implementation the cost was $50 pp) The Univisa is valid for 30 days. Follow this link for more information on the Kaza Visa


To facilitate visa payments on arrival in Zambia there are now Point of Sale (POS) terminals at the following entry points:

Lusaka - Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Livingstone - Harry Mwanga International Airport
Ndola -  Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport

These POS terminals have been configured to accept the following bank cards: VISA MasterCard Maestro American Express

Maplanga Africa recommends that you have the correct the correct amount of cash in USD required to pay for your visa in case the POS machines are not working.