overview

Republic of Zambia

country information

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Capital

Lusaka

DRIVING SIDE: Left

INTERNET CODE: .zm

TOME ZONE: UTC +2

COUNTRY TEL CODE: +260

COASTLINE: Landlocked

Neighbours

Angola

Botswana

DRC

Malawi

Mozambique

Namibia

Tanzania

Zimbabwe

Population

population

18 million

Religion

religion

Christianity 95% (Protestant 75%, Roman Catholic 20%)

Other indigenous beliefs 5%

President

president & parliament

President: Edgar Lungu

Prime Minister: President serves as both head of state and head of government

Ruling Party: Patriotic Front (PF)

Groups

minority & majority groups

Zambia is home to over 70 different ethnic groups, most of whom are derived from two main ethnic families: the Khoisan family and the Bantu family.

Language

 

LANGUAGE

English

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Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Zambian Kwacha ZMW (ZK)

1 ZMW = 18.54 USD

1 AZN = 1.03 ZAR

 

Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

No compulsory vaccinations

Recommended: Vaccinations for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza

Malaria is a serious threat in Zambia. Antimalarial medication is recommended for all travelers to the region. Dengue and chikungunya are also present and can be prevented through proper use of mosquito repellents and nettings.

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    230 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type C, D & type G 

 

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Lusaka

Winter: min. 15 °C – max. 29 °C

Summer: min. 20 °C – max. 30°C

Climate is tropical or sub-tropical depending on altitude, with a hot, humid, and rainy season from mid-November to March and a dry season from April to mid-November.

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South Africa High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia

26D Cheetah Road

Kabulonga

Lusaka

1st Secretary; Immigration and Civic Affairs

Ms I Mkhize

Consular Hours (excluding public holidays)

Monday to Thursday:           08:30 – 12:00

Friday:                                  08:30 – 11:00

+260-211-265571

[email protected]

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Kenneth Kaunda International

Zambia

+260 211 271 359

Mfuwe International

Mfuwe

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula

+260 213 321 153

Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International

Ndola

+260 96 9565890

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should apply for a visa at least one month ahead of your intended travel date.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months when you enter Zambia.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

Proflight

Proflight is the only domestic airline offering regularly scheduled flights connecting Lusaka to Livingstone (for Victoria Falls), Lower Zambezi (Jeki and Royal airstrips), Mfuwe (for South Luangwa National Park), Ndola, Kasama and Solwezi.

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

Christian Aid

A Christian NGO, whose aims are to expose poverty throughout the world, to help in practical ways to end it and to highlight, challenge and change the structures and systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.

020 7620 4444

[email protected]

 

Action International Ministries

ACTION Zambia exists to glorify God by strengthening local churches and equipping them for ministry in the fulfillment of the God-given gospel mandates of proclaiming Christ to sinners, ministering to those in need, and discipling the saints to godliness in word and deed.

Canada: 403-204-1421

UK & Europe: 0151-630-2451

USA: 425-775-4800

Contact International Office: +1-630-891-0243

Visit the website: https://www.actioninternational.org/

Climatestotravel. Zambia. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/zambia

PassportHealth. Travel Vaccines and Advice for Zambia. Available from: https://www.passporthealthusa.com/destination-advice/zambia/

Power Plugs and Sockets of the World. Zambia. Available from: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/zambia/

World Population Review. (2020). Zambia. Available from: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/zambia-population/