Republic of Zambia
DRIVING SIDE: Left
INTERNET CODE: .zm
TOME ZONE: UTC +2
COUNTRY TEL CODE: +260
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
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.
Voltage Requirements: 230 V
Power plugs & sockets are of type C, D & type G
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
EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE
South Africa High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia
26D Cheetah Road
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
Kenneth Kaunda International
+260 211 271 359
Harry Mwanga Nkumbula
+260 213 321 153
Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International
+260 96 9565890
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 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’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS
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
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.
UK & Europe: 0151-630-2451
Contact International Office: +1-630-891-0243
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/