Zambia Transportation

  • Nicholas Mubi - The Taxi driver
    Nicholas Mubi - The Taxi driver
    by APaulo
  • Two of Livingstone's light blue taxis
    Two of Livingstone's light blue taxis
    by mikelisaanna
  • The blue taxis of Livingstone
    The blue taxis of Livingstone
    by PierreZA

Zambia Transportation

  • Tazara - Kapiri Mposhi

    Como no habíamos hecho bien nuestro deberes pensábamos que ibamos a salir desde Lusaka , pero la primera estación del Tazara empieza en Kapiri Mposhi así que es necesario trasladarse desde Lusaka , nosotros lo hicimos en coche que tardó dos horas pero también se puede hacer en microbus aunque no se lo que puedan tardar En las estaciones predomina...

  • Tazara - El viaje -The travel

    Hemos viajado los aproximadamente 1.500 km. de Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia, que es la primera estación del tren , hasta el Parque Nacional de Selous en Tanzania en 48 horas que no se olvidan fácilmenteTienes que tomar un mini bus o un taxi para llegar a Mposhi desde Lusaka, y se tarda algo más de dos horas dos horasViajamos dos personas en primera clase...

  • Tren de la Libertad / Freedom Train (...

    La idea original era que este tren debería servir para potenciar los envíos regionales a gran escala de cobre y otros bienes de Zambia. pero el impacto real del Tazara ( Tanzania Zambia Railway ) ha sido la de promover el desarrollo económico rural y mejorar la vida de los productores rurales mediante la conexión de los mercados locales.Los...

  • Tren de la Libertad / Freedom Train (...

    A finales de los años 60 , se inició el proyecto de hacer un ferrocarril de 1860 Kms desde Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia hasta Dar es Salaam, Tanzania con un recorrido por terrenos deshabitados , bosques y con un desnivel de más de 1.000m , con el desembarco de 12 Chinos que haciendo el recorrido a pie decidieron cual debería ser el trazado definitivo del...

  • Tren de la Libertad / Freedom Train (...

    Este tren viaja dos veces por semana de Zambia a Tanzania y vicebersa y tarda oficialmente 48 horas en hacer este recorrrido Aquí hablaremos un poco de su historia y en otros "tips " iremos dando más detalles del viaje Zambia sin salida al mar estaba preocupada porque sus vecinos tiene el control del transporte por ferrocaril ( Zimbabwe, South...

  • entering via Kazunugla ferry

    for full information about entering Zambia on the Kazungula ferry (it is a long and involed process... (not to mention somewhat expensive!) see my Kazungula ferry tips

  • The Great East Road in Zambia

    The Great East Road is the highway linking the Eastern Province with the rest of the country. The road is also the way from Zambia to Malawi and Northern Mozambique. The road is bitumen all the way with some bad potholed sections. The Great East Road has little traffic to be a regional road. The distance between Lusaka to Chipata is 600 km, mostly...

  • The towns along the road

    The road from Livingstone to Lusaka pass through some towns on the way. Choma and Monze are the largest towns. The express bus makes only one stop on the 470 km trip.

  • Those crazy Roads

    You may hear plenty about the taxis, the buses and the like in and around Zambia. But interestingly enough one really helpful tip is, wherever possible, whatever mode of transport you are using - simply wear a SEATBELT. Some of the roads are bad and I mean bad. Potholes the size of... well, they are BIG...! and deep too. If you hit one, the chances...

  • Red or White Stickers

    I noticed that, around Livingstone and in Zambia, many people had little, square, reflective stickers on their bumpers that were red in back and white in front. These are required, supposedly, on all cars in Zambia. All cars are required to have two reflective emergency triangles as well. We were told we could get the stickers in Livingstone, but...

  • Zambian airlines

    Zambian Express, Finance House, Fifth Floor, Cairo Road, Lusaka(260 1) 223586/271208/227965 Aero Zambia, ZNIB House, Ground & First Floor, Dedan Kimathi Road, Lusaka(260 1) 226111/226122/226123/226144 Eastern Air, Steve Blagus Travel, Nkwazi Road, Lusasa(260 1) 227739

  • Zambian Roads

    I flew in on Zambian Airways from Dar Es Salaam. However, I think that the usual route these days is from South Africa or Zimbabwe.The country had an excellent road system at that time. Paved main roads (80 mph was our typical cruising speed on the long empty stretches) and a network of quite good dirt roads. Had to watch out on these depending on...

  • South African Airways - bad news

    My flight into Lusaka was with SAA - South African Airways. Then they went on indefinite strike. Let this be a warning:SAA ground staff apparently did not have any capacity, knowledge or authority to reroute passengers onto other airlines, or via other destiinations, nor to handle stranded passengers in any decent way. While SAA seems flashy and...

  • Creative departure by plane

    Getting out of Lusaka on a full plane isn't a good situation. I worked with colleagues on such a situation, and we found these solutions:Getting to Livingstone by plane when all is full: Go via Ndola on scheduled airlines or charter a small one - with 4-6 persons it works out.Getting to Johannesburg: Fly to Livingstone on a local airline, change...

  • Hotels organise transport to the airport

    There is no bus service to Lusaka airport from town. You are boud to take a taxi. Walking is no option, the airport is 20 km out of town.However, all the hotels of a decent standard offer complimentary van or minibus transfer to the airport in concjunction with major flights. Use these - very convenient.

  • British Airways has a good flight to...

    I found the British Airways link to London Heathrow Terminal 4 the best and most convenient of all global links to Zambia. The morning departure 8:45 from Lusaka in a 767 flies direct to London and arrives there about 9 hours later, in time for good connections both back to West Africa, North Africa, the evening flights to the Americas and to...

  • Lufthansa has a convenient air link

    Getting through to Zambia by air from Europe is quite convenient.Lufthansa flies Frankfurt-Johannesburg with a good connection (2 hrs transit) to Zambia by South African Airways.The slight bother is on the return when the flight arrives Frankfurt at an ungodly time in the morning (5ish am). It is also dependent on SAA's successful arrivals and...

  • Airport tax 20 USD

    Before you can enter the check-in area and security of Lusaka Airport on departure you have to pay a USD 20 airport tax. Dollars, not Kwacha. Payable at the counter on the left of the security check entrance. Get your receipt stapled to your ticket - you have to show it as you enter security as well as before they let you into the waiting hall area...

  • Taxis are o.k. but negotiate first!

    Taxis are a convenient and cheap way to get around Zambia. Ask someone (other than the taxi driver) before hailing the cab how much it might be to get to where you are going. Then negotiate the price with the driver before getting in the cab.

  • Difficult to get around!

    Unlike Zimbabwe, Zambia does not have that great a transport system and it can sometimes be near impossible trying to get a bus anywhere. There are a few trains that connect with cities such as Harare or Lilongwe, but as far as getting into game parks goes, you are probably better off doing an organized safari booked from Lusaka. Saying this, I...

  • My Rig the day we left

    There is only one way to see Zambia, that's with everything you are likely to need, with you when you go.This rig is carrying 340 litres of diesel, 110 litres water from our house tap, 6 weeks food supplies for six adults and three children, and enough medical supplies to perform an appendectomy

  • Car Hire in Zambia

    Car hire is available in most places and pretty cheap too but be careful when you negotiate with the company about actual payments and what you are eligible for and what you have to pay the driver if at all and whether you are supposed to pay for the fuel (gas) too or if it is included in the price of the rental!!! Makes things much easier and...

  • FLY

    Flying around in Zambia: small airplanes like Czessna and Piper Cherokee can land on small strips.You cannot take much luggage with you, though, and use soft bags, no hard shell suit cases. Even when you stay in a luxury lodge, clothing is casual.

  • Allah-u-akbar

    We walked across the bridge from Zimbabwe to Zambia, but then took a small bus to livingstone!!! It had written in big letters: ALLAH U AKBAR - Allah is great, and He was, because we made it there and back all in one piece!!!!

  • Ox-cart.

    For these guys an ox-cart was their type of transportation.We drove in my cousin's pickup. And we all had a great time!

  • British Airways from London or...

    British Airways from London or KLM from Amsterdam. I think that Kenyan Airways also does a flight from London, via Nairobi, but the price is almost the same.If you know Africa well, then driving is not a bad idea, otherwise it is probably best to take busses and planes. Flights go out of Lusaka to Kitwe, Ndola and Livingstone at least twice a day....

  • Mini Buses and local buses...

    Mini Buses and local buses have to be the way. The roads are full of pot holes, so wouldn't recommend driving yourself.Also there seems to be a little problem with bandits, and the buses put on plain clothes security guards with machine guns - which adds to the feeling of security or fear - whatever state you are in!Definitely mini buses and the...



  • TAZARA from Dar to Kapiri...

    TAZARA from Dar to Kapiri Mposhi was quite nice. Shared a compartment with 5 Ugandan gospel singers. My friend's backpack was stolen from our compartment while we slept, though. Don't forget to lock the door!

  • Air:        British Airways,...

    Air:        British Airways, Virgin Airways, and KLM will all get you on the southern half of the continent. The former two will come through Johannesburg and Harare, usually. KLM will usually come through Nairobe. Roan Air, a small Irish Air carrier with offices in Lusaka can be chartered (and sometimes have regular flights) to all Points...

  • Zambia is serviced by number...

    Zambia is serviced by number of major airlines, including British Airways and South African Airways. International airports consist of Lusaka, Livingstone and Ndola. A number of intercountry buses connect Lusaka to regional centres, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Tanzania. The quality does range from Greyhound (luxury) to reglaur...

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