Welcome to our Zambia Travel FAQs, a comprehensive guide designed to address your queries and provide valuable insights into planning an enriching and worry-free safari experience. As you embark on the adventure of exploring Zambia’s diverse landscapes, wildlife, and culture, we understand the importance of having all the information at your fingertips. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or venturing into the realm of African safaris for the first time, these frequently asked questions are curated to offer in-depth guidance, ensuring you make the most of your journey.

Zambia, often referred to as the “Real Africa,” boasts unparalleled natural beauty, from the mighty Victoria Falls to the untouched wilderness of its national parks. To facilitate your travel preparations, we’ve compiled detailed responses to common inquiries, ranging from visa requirements and local customs to practical considerations like power adapters and connectivity. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge needed to navigate the unique aspects of a Zambian safari seamlessly. So, before you embark on this extraordinary journey, take a moment to delve into these FAQs, providing you with not only answers but also a deeper understanding of the intricacies that make Zambia a captivating destination. Explore the wonders that await you, and let these insights serve as your compass in crafting an unforgettable safari experience in the heart of Africa.

Zambia Safari Tours – Your questions answered

Do I need a visa to travel to Zambia?

zambia faq visa Yes, it is essential to possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months of validity. Additionally, a tourist visa is required, and this can be obtained upon arrival at the country’s port of entry. For those embarking on shorter tours, there is the option of acquiring a special one-day admission permit.

Is tipping customary in Zambia?

Tipping is not a common practice in many situations within Zambia. Restaurants that anticipate gratuities generally include the service charge in the total bill. In instances where this is not the case, it is customary to leave a tip, typically ranging up to 10%. Guides, drivers, and porters genuinely appreciate tips that can vary between $5 and $20, contingent on the level of service received. However, it is worth noting that taxi drivers and bartenders typically do not expect tips.

What is internet access like in Zambia?

While there might be the possibility of accessing the internet in public areas or high-end hotels, it cannot be guaranteed. Most of our expeditions are designed to immerse you in the remote and less-trodden areas of the country, where internet connectivity is not readily available.

Can I use my cell phone while in Zambia?

It’s important to note that Zambia tours often take you into regions where cell tower coverage is sparse, making the use of your cell phone impractical for a significant portion or the entirety of your tour.

Do I need power adapters?

Zambia operates on a 220-240v power system and features a combination of outlets that may be British Type G, Indian Type D, or European Type C. It is advisable to carry all three styles of plug adapters. If your electronic devices operate on 110v and are not compatible with 220v power, it is recommended to also have a step-down converter.

What are the toilets like in Zambia?

Even though many of our featured accommodations are categorized as “bush camps,” it’s important to highlight that modern western-style bowl toilets are available at all lodges and camps. However, it is crucial to dispose of waste paper in the provided waste basket rather than the toilet bowl.

Can I drink the water in Zambia?

The consumption of tap water in Zambia is not advisable. It is recommended to exclusively consume bottled or filtered water, which will be readily provided by your tour operator.

Are credit cards accepted in Zambia? Will I be able to find ATMs?

Locating ATMs or businesses that accept credit cards may pose a challenge in Zambia. It is advisable to bring an ample amount of cash for miscellaneous expenses, as Safari Desire specializes in providing all-inclusive tours.

Should I purchase travel insurance?

Absolutely, purchasing travel insurance is highly recommended. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, having travel insurance can potentially save you thousands. Explore our exclusive deals via TravelGuard on the Once You’re Booked page for comprehensive coverage.

Is it safe to travel to Zambia?

While Zambia is generally considered a safe destination, it’s important to be aware of the notable crime rate in urban areas, largely attributable to prevailing poverty. Exercise caution, particularly against the risk of robbery. Avoid walking in poorly lit areas at night and refrain from visiting venues where intoxication is common. For solo female travelers, it is advisable to avoid bars at night and exercise heightened vigilance.

You are bound to have many other questions to ask while planning your next Zambia safari tour. Our safari experts will gladly answer all your questions while offering you free expert advice throughout your trip-planning process.