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  • Lusaka skyline, Zambia
    Lusaka skyline, Zambia
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    View of the road to the Falls
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  • Bureaux de change

    Banks and bureaux de change will not accept dollar notes issued before 1990. 50 and 100 USD notes gives better rates than small notes. The exchange rates are slightly different from one place to another.The best exchange rate I found in August 2009 was 1 USD to 5020 KW, 1 Euro to 6600 KW.

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  • The Zambian visa

    A tourist visa-on-arrival cost 50 USD for all. If you already got a visa from an embassy prior to your arrival, there is nothing for you to write. The officer stamps your passport and the handling takes less than a minute. A tourist visa is valid for 90 days. Note: Zambian Immigration officials insist that visitors carry the original or a certified...

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  • Chinese investors in Zambia

    Mining and copper extraction is important for Zambia's economy. In the absence of own financial strength, the country has entered into agreements with Chinese traders and investors. And they are into the country in a large scope with strong presence in the economy. The copperbelt-area is a Chinese work zone. Low security and resentment towards...

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  • Kafue River

    Kafue river is 960 km long, and has its source in the border between Zambia and DR Congo. Then it flows south through the Copperbelt towns of Chililabombwe, Chingola and Mufulira, and through the outskirts of Nchanga and Kitwe. (Kitwe can be reach with train from Livingstone). Then it flows through the Lukanga Swamp, before it flows through the...

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  • The Luangwa Bridge

    The Luangwa Bridge is a large cable-stayed bridge on Zambia's Great East Road. The main span is 222 m with approach spans of 40 m each. It cross the lower Luangwa River where it flows from the Luangwa Rift Valley into the Zambezi valley.Crossing rivers on remote areas in Africa is in most cases done by Pontoons. However, Rhodesia (now Zambia) was...

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  • Mobile phones in Zambia

    The mobile phone works good in the cities in Zambia and along the main roads. The connection was away only a short time on the remote road between Lusaka and Chipata.You can buy a Zambian SIM card in one of the many stalls and phone shops here. You can recieve calls without credit, so it doesn't cost you anything. It's also cheap to buy credit...

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  • Chloroquine not effective for Malaria

    The drug containing Chloroquine is no longer effective for Malaria, when visiting Zambia please make sure you use medication for mosquito bites that will work for this area.Mosquito in Zambia have become resistant to Chloroquine, also note that people with allergy to Sulphur/ Sulphites will not be able to use some Malaria medication.Also people...

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  • Kwacha - the currency

    Interesting money - and lots of them.July 2005 exchange rate to the dollar was 1:4600.The smaller notes are so worn that you cannot read their denomination, only guess by color code. The new, crisp notes are depicting beautiful animals.Banks, hotels change cash quickly. Didn't try bankcards in the ATMs, but they were on every corner at the shopping...

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  • Visa forms

    You will find visa forms and detailed requirements on the web pages of the Zambian embassies nearest you.I suppose the forms are the same all over, and thus you can download a visa form from this site:www.zambiaembassy.se/Links/forms/visa_form.pdfThe Zambian embassy in Stockholm wants one week's working time to processa visa.

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  • Spectacular waterfall!

    A visit to Victoria Falls is an absolute must. The falls and walks are much better on the Zambian side than the Zimbabwean side, and you are much more likely to get better views and less crowds. Being very very close to a crocodile on a walking safari, and feeling very very scared!!!!!

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  • Lusenga Plains Game Park

    Visit the game parks - especially the Luangwa Valley. Unfortunately, I did not have the means to visit this fantastic park at the time that I was in Zambia, but I did manage a few others. One was the off-the-track Lusenga Plains park in the north near Lake Mweru. This was not open to the general public but, because of our 'volunteer' contacts, we...

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  • A warm welcome

    The children were the highlight of my trip! We rented bikes and traveled to some of the neighboring villages outside of Livingstone. Here's one of our warm welcomes...

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  • see Victoria Falls.

    There was quite some wildlife along the way to be seen. I celebrated my birthday somewhere in the middle of nowhere. The present was me enjoying the priviledge of being first to have a hot shower.

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  • Rugged "Land Rover"

    Photo of the Land Rover that we took into the park for our stay, beside the local village where we picked up our Ranger guide. I was amazed that it could take the 10 of us and all of our equipment. We did manage to get it bogged down in a marshy area of the park but, with the help of a few branches and a lot of pushing managed to get it mobile...

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  • Visit one or more wildparks,...

    Visit one or more wildparks, see the animals, the trees and the flowers.And visit Vic Falls, they are unforgettable. Everything was a new experience, I liked the animals and the trees. But also the smell of a small wood fire, the laugh of a stranger, the sunset. And always a dove cooing somewhere far away.

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  • Occupied

    Everybody has to go to the toilet sometimes. What you shouldn't forget is closing the door.

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  • The children.

    The children laugh and wave at you, but they are very shy. Bring something with you for them, they like ballpoints and toys!

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  • White water rafting was a...

    White water rafting was a special treat. Here we are being terminated by THE TERMINATOR II...one of the class V rapids along the Zambezi...(I'm wearing the blue helmet and my sister is clinging onto the boat).We floated along the outside of the boat for most of that rapid....

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  • See the Victoria Falls, the...

    See the Victoria Falls, the copperbelt [Kitwe, Ndola, Luanshya and Mufulira not forgetting, Kalulushi.].Livingstone is a must visit to see the 'smoke that thunders/Mosi Otunya or Victoria Falls. Time stops. There is plenty to do and lots of local clubs to visit. Squash, rugby, Golf and swimming to mention a few.

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  • Useful webpages : ...

    Useful webpages : http://www.ex-luanshya.com/ for contacts and other info http://www.greatnorthroad.org/links.shtml for contacts etc http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.53842/article/64/5/?s=q for South Luangwa Game Park http://www.solipse.com/2001WEBSITE/africa/africa.html http://www.chirundu.com/ for Zambia and ex-Northern Rhodesia

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  • Go down a copper mine. Visit...

    Go down a copper mine. Visit a game park - ideally Luangwa on a walking safari. See the Victoria Falls. Useful webpages : http://www.ex-luanshya.com/ for contacts and other info http://www.greatnorthroad.org/links.shtml for contacts etc http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.53842/article/64/5/?s=q for South Luangwa Game Park...

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  • Livingstone.Hippo's,...

    Livingstone.Hippo's, Jollyboys, pigs head. African queen Flintstones!!!!!!!!!Mosi. Castle. Smirnoff. Gilbeys. Red Wine. White wine. The Sperm WHale GAme. Amerula...... Livingstone.Hippo's, Jollyboys, pigs head. African queen Flintstones!!!!!!!!!Mosi. Castle. Smirnoff. Gilbeys. Red Wine. White wine. The Sperm WHale GAme. Amerula......

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  • Better than Medicine

    I arrived in Zambia with a severe stomach ache, but still I could not resist having lunch at Edina's place in Livingstone: no forks or knives, a bowl of maize pap and a bowl of chicken - and I felt better than ever afterwards!!!!

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  • If you're going to booze it up...

    If you're going to booze it up when you get to Zambia there are a number of good national drinks. The most popular bottled beer is Mosi, which is avaliable all over the country - it's very good. Another excellent bottled beer is Rhino, it is brewed in the copperbelt (northern region), and is popular up north. I think that both of these high quality...

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  • VISIT THE RURAL VILLAGES,...

    VISIT THE RURAL VILLAGES, SOLWEZI, MUFULIRA, AND NDOLA. The children's eyes are full of hope.They are so friendly and enjoy meeting 'white people'.

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  • Imbri's General Tip

    Wandering through the rain forest to see Victoria Falls (Mosi-ao-Tunya - The Smoke ThatThunders) from the base. We spent an hour playing amateur primatologist and watching theresident baboon troop interact. We were a little nervous walking by the dominant males, but theytook no notice of us as long as we averted our eyes!

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  • 1. VISIT THE FALLS!2. GO...

    1. VISIT THE FALLS!2. GO WHITE WATER RAFTING!3. BUNGI JUMP4. BOOZE CRUISE5. GAME DRIVE(not in that order of course). there are alot of 'adventure sports' to do while in zambia, and the manager of the backpackers place you are residing at should have a full itinerary of things to do. If you are staying at Jollyboys, the manager will usually take...

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  • Visit the Victora Falls and go...

    Visit the Victora Falls and go to the South Luanga national park. I have lived in Zambia from 1996 till December 2000.

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  • Let go of yourself and your...

    Let go of yourself and your inhibitions. Zambia was my first big trip and it scared me to death. I was sure that I was going to die from some poisonous bug bite or be kidnapped by some crazed african. (not meant to be mean..this was just my sheltered mind thinking) When you open yourself up to new experiences you gain so much more. Don't be close...

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  • The birds were also amazing. ...

    The birds were also amazing. We saw a Giant eagle owl, hornbills, many kinds of storks and cranes. The most beautiful is probably the carmine breasted roller.

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  • Go to Victoria Falls. See it,...

    Go to Victoria Falls. See it, fly over it, go white water rafting down the Zambezi, do everything. Being stuck at Victoria Falls for two weeks whilst the government changed the currency over! Couldn't ask for a better place to be stuck.

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  • Cross into Zimbabwe!

    Go across the bridge into Zimbabwe and watch the bungee jumpers on the bridge.......A spectacular site, and makes you glad that you have your feet firmly on the ground.... Unless of course bungee jumping is your thing!!!! Seeing a pregnant hippo coming out to graze, on the night safari in South Luangwa NP.

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  • get to North Luangwa. It is...

    get to North Luangwa. It is very isolated, but so beautiful, and there is only one place to stay...Buffalo Camp, run by Mark Harvey, a fantastic guy who really knows his stuff and will give you the experience of a lifetime, whether it be sleeping in his treehouse, fending of soap-eating hyenas, or sleeping outside by the river. The accomodation is...

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  • robmcmumbi's General Tip

            Well, I must say, I married my wife who I met in Lusaka, Zambia. She provides my fondest memories each and every day that I lay eyes on her. Her name is Maggie Mumbi, and she is pictured here. She is the sweetest, most wonderful woman I've ever met. Tough to beat that, eh? Sure, the Falls, the wildlife, the people, the work, the...

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  •         If I had 8 days left...

            If I had 8 days left to live, and I were spending it in Zambia, I would do two things. I would begin by taking a four day, three night safari in South Luangwa National Park, a one and a half hour flight north east of the capital city, Lusaka. Then I would travel through Lusaka and go back southwest to Livingstone walking across the border...

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  • Grete's General Tip

    I will never forget our first night in Zambia. We had arrived by plane in Lilongwe, Malawi and were picked up there by car. We were staying near a small village, Mfuwe, three hour drive on dirt roads from Chipata. We arrived there after dark and were a bit unsure of the surroundings. The house was just outside one of the entrances to Luangwa...

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  • Visit the area that use to be...

    Visit the area that use to be a zoological compound back in the 40s and 50s. It still has scuplture rising from the ground. You can see the potential and how it was once a very beautiful garden. Even neglected it is still inspiring The people were friendly and their was a sense of peace. Although it was very dry, the flowers wer still blooming and...

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