If you reside in or you’re travelling from a yellow fever-affected country, you’ll be required to present proof of vaccination against the disease.
This beautiful African country is the home to thousands of wild animals and one of the main reasons for tourism there are the safaris. The best time to go to Zambia, especially if you want to see the immense amount of wildlife, is ultimately a choice between the wet and the dry season. All year round the country is hot, but both seasons will affect the position of the animals since they migrate for food and water. You should select a particular area in Zambia depending on the season, which means you can see as many animals as possible.
It is of the utmost importance that you follow one rule, and that is to always listen to your driver or your guide. They have experience in the animals you’ll be looking for, and people can die when they do not do what they are told on a safari.
One important question is that of the safety of Zambia. Some caution is necessary but overall, the country is safe for tourists. The crime rate in Zambia among tourists is very low. Even so, as a woman, for example, it is not recommended that you go out alone at night. When you go out, and you want to buy things, it would be best if you did not carry all your money on you. Zambia is a cash-based society, so you need to have a lot of cash during your trip. However, if you are trying to buy something and someone else sees how you are looking for the right amount in your wallet full of money, you may be the victim of theft. Just take some of the cash and leave the rest in a safe place.
Communication in Zambia should not be a problem. Believe it or not, the official language in Zambia is English. Zambia is not known for its cuisine. In fact, the food they serve is plain. However, there are resorts that serve Western food so that you do not miss the food at home. Lodges, on the other hand, serve food, but do not expect too much. Tap water, on the other hand, should be avoided due to a relatively small chance of catching nasty parasites from it. Stay on the safe side and stick to the bottled water.
When it comes to transportation, you should express caution. That is because some taxi drivers are not as honest as others. What you can do in this situation is have the hotel you are staying at call a cab for you. They usually work with good drivers, and you can trust them more than the ones you find on the streets.
In Zambia, there is no specific dress code, but you will not see women wearing very tight or short skirts on the street. If you want to avoid glances, you should probably do the same. Zambia also has a nightlife that you can enjoy. You can go to bars and have a few drinks. There are a lot of drunks on the street, unfortunately, which is why you should never go to a bar alone as a woman. Also, if you are a man, you should probably know that if you offer a drink to a woman, it means that you proposition sex so do so with caution if that’s not why you’re visiting a bar.
The eVisa is an official document that allows entry into and travel within the country of Zambia. It is an alternative to visas issued at Zambia missions and at the ports of entry.
This depends entirely on your nationality and the reason for your visit. There might be extra requirements, but for the Tourist eVisa you’ll need to: Proof of Accommodation
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Invitation Letter (if applicable)
Business Registration of Inviting Company (if applicable)
Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. (if applicable)
Cover Letter from employer/school (if applicable)
This depends on the processing time you have chosen. Please refer to the Fast Track Visa website page for that country for more information.
This depends entirely on the processing time you choose. We have three options: Standard Processing: 3 Business Days
Rush Processing: 2 Business Days
Super Rush Processing: 1 Business Day
The eVisa is valid for 90 days after it’s been issued. This means you must enter Zambia within 90 days after receiving it.
Kenneth Kaunda International Airport – Lusaka
Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone
Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport – Ndola
An applicant should have at least 6-months validity on their passport from the time of entry into Zambia and at least one blank page.
You will receive your eVisa via a confirmation email.
No, the eVisa will be automatically approved by the immigration officer’s computer systems, but it’s advised that you have a printed version just in case there are any problems.
Every nationality that can apply for the visa to Zambia, can apply for the eVisa.
No. The eVisa’s valid for 90 days after issued which means you can enter and leave Zambia on any date within this period.