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Zambia Tourist Traps

  • New Kwacha

    At the moment the governement is dropping 3 zero's from the Kwacha, the new bills look very similar to the old, for instance the old 20.000 had K20 writhen big and then 3 small zero's the new has only K20 writhen, otherwise quite the same. New bills come in 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100, and coins for 1Kwacha and smaller. With the 2 to 50 bills should...

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  • Tazara - Billetes - Tickets

    Sacamos los billetes del tren con la agencia desde España, pero cuando llegamos a la estación de trenes nos dijeron que había un problema y que no podíamos ir juntos en una cabina para dos personas porque todas eran para cuatro personas y que tenían que ir separados los hombres y las mujeres. Después de unos minutos de vacilación el tema se...

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  • Kafue River

    Generally speaking, Zambia was not on the typical tourist track, so there were not many traps to worry about. I never thought that Lusaka had much to offer - get out and see the rest of the country. There were some deep sinkholes near Luanshya that we used to go out to on the weekend and jump in for a good swim! Photo of the Kafue River near...

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  • Before you leave Zambia to...

    Before you leave Zambia to visit the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side you have to know if you need a visa. We were told we didn't need it. But the Zambian customs officer deleted our permit for Zambia in our passports when we left Zambia. And later, wanting to cross the border again it took us many, many hours to persuade the Zambians that...

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  • well...it's not exactly a trap...

    well...it's not exactly a trap but it's the main reason why you come to this part of the world...Victoria Falls. The Zambian side of the falls were spectacular. At this time of year, the water was extremely high--so it was difficult to see the falls through the heavy spray of water. After walking ten feet past the entrance, we were already soaked...

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  • Don't let your driver decide where to...

    Do not let the driver of your rented car take you to a hotel or restaurant. They take you to the most expensive one!! Our driver took us to the best hotel in Livingstone after a morning's ride from Lusaka. No doubt it was a 5 star resort, but we did not expect to be there for just freshening up!!! We asked him to take us directly to the Victoria...

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  • Mini Buses are the main way to...

    Mini Buses are the main way to travel in Zambia.If you have 'white skin' or look a tourist, they will try and charge you at least twice as much.Do negotiate.You will quickly work out what is a fair price,and don't pay more than that.PLEASE NEGOTIATE BEFORE YOU GET ON THE BUS!!Taxi's are the same.You can even negotiate on accommodation, but some...

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  • the only thing i can describe...

    the only thing i can describe along these lines is Mo Money Bereau de Change... they like to take a commission out of cash advances... not a big deal, but when you need the money to pay your bill.. and they dont tell you they are taking some for themselves; you will be a little bitter when you come up short at the front desk!

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  •         I can confirm that if...

            I can confirm that if you cross over between Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, you are required to have a visa. It would be foolish not to cross over and see the falls from both sides, so you will just have to bite the bullet and get the visa. There is one small saving grace however.         If you plan to take a couple of...

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  • Zambia has the system where...

    Zambia has the system where different US$ bills have different values when changed to kwacha. US$100 and US$50 have much higher rates than the lower denominations. Old series notes are also not accepted.

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