Zambia Travel Guide

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  • Lusaka skyline, Zambia
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Zambia Highlights

  • Pro
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    My_Name_Is_Chris says…

     Totally different world when you cross the border from Zimbabwe..awesome 

  • Con
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    Saagar says…

     Long travel distances, transport difficulties, poverty 

  • In a nutshell
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    Kalulu says…

     Sun, sand, wildlife, culture, friendly people...sheer perfection 

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Lusaka

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Lusaka-2264380/TravelGuide-Lusaka.html

76,140,16

Livingstone

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Southern_Province/Livingstone-2264709/TravelGuide-Livingstone.html

178,537,22

Luanshya

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Copperbelt_Province/Luanshya-2264619/TravelGuide-Luanshya.html

26,51,0

Kitwe

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Copperbelt_Province/Kitwe-2265367/TravelGuide-Kitwe.html

9,1,0

Ndola

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Copperbelt_Province/Ndola-2260272/TravelGuide-Ndola.html

5,2,0

Livingstone Game Park

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Southern_Province/Livingstone_Game_Park-2264708/TravelGuide-Livingstone_Game_Park.html

12,20,0

South Luangwa National Park

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/South_Luangwa_National_Park-2257454/TravelGuide-South_Luangwa_National_Park.html

11,56,0

Chingola

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Copperbelt_Province/Chingola-2268861/TravelGuide-Chingola.html

0,5,0

Siavonga

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Southern_Province/Siavonga-2258303/TravelGuide-Siavonga.html

0,3,0

Chisamba

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Zambia/Central_Province/Chisamba-2268562/TravelGuide-Chisamba.html

3,4,0

Lusaka

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  • Electric plugs

    Lusaka Warnings and Dangers

    Zambia uses British-standard electric power connections. Euro-standard plugs are often crammed into the British sockets without a converter since they "almost fit". The result is poor connection and damage to the socket. When low quality British plugs are put in the sockets they can get overheated and melt if you are using for ex. an electrical...

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  • Kanyemba Lodge

    Lusaka Hotels

    Zambezi River, Lusaka, 00000, Zambia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Thai in Lusaka!

    Lusaka Restaurants

    In Arcades area, you need to walk a bit behind Rhapsody's to find Chang, it has a nice seat outdoors. The food is tasty and not expensive. You must try stir fried duck with basil and pork/beef with cashwe nuts. You must try stir fried duck with basil and pork/beef with cashwe nuts.

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Livingstone

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  • white water rafting

    Livingstone Things to Do

    white water rafting is claimed to be the best rafting trip available in the world. if it your first time rafting it is scary but you will have a licensed guide and it is highly enjoyable. rafting is done on the Zambezi river where you would see hippos though crocodiles swim away cause of the noise of the paddles. I would recommend it because it is...

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  • Tongabezi Lodge

    Livingstone Hotels

    Private Bag 31, Livingstone, Zambia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • New Kwacha

    Livingstone Warnings and Dangers

    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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Luanshya

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  • Get Married?

    Luanshya Things to Do

    Frankly, I never knew what hit me! I met Sue one Saturday night at a dance in the Horticultural Club (yes, I was getting desperate to spend Saturday night at a 'flower' place!) and that was that! We seemed to hit it off immediately and just wanted to be together from that time onward. Less than a year later, we were married in a simple ceremony in...

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  • Go out with the Boys

    Luanshya Things to Do

    It was great having these volunteers pouring into Luanshya from all over the world! Not long after I arrived, big Torben Peterson arrived from Denmark - a guy who did not say much (just my type!). I happened to be going on a driving expedition through the Congo to northern Zambia so asked him to come along, since he was new on the scene and did not...

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  • Zambian Fast-pitch Softball Champions

    Luanshya Sports & Outdoors

    In the Copperbelt area of Zambia, softball was a big sport in the early 1970s. Teams competed from the various mining towns (Kitwe, Ndola, Chingola, Mufilira, Chililibomwe, Chibuluma and, of course, Luanshya with even a distant team from Lusaka taking a stab at it!). The sport was played over the Oct-Feb period with once per week matches being...

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Kitwe

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  • Visit the Nkana Mine, also Tinker's...

    Kitwe Things to Do

    If possible, visit the smelter and go underground: failing that, visit Mindola Pit where, if there are still good rock exposures you can dig out small geodes of pseudomalachite. Watch them pour slag at night.Visit the geologically much older, and pretty, copper occurrences at Tinker's Claims, south of Kitwe along the Kafue River.

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  • Visit the Nkana Mine, also Tinker's...

    Kitwe Things to Do

    If possible, visit the smelter and go underground: failing that, visit Mindola Pit where, if there are still good rock exposures you can dig out small geodes of pseudomalachite. Watch them pour slag at night.Visit the geologically much older, and pretty, copper occurrences at Tinker's Claims, south of Kitwe along the Kafue River.

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  • Seven Years Ago

    Kitwe Restaurants

    Just wanted to say that l used to have the restaurant at the squash club seven years ago. IThe restaurant was called Rack-A-Teers. Renowned for the best steaks in town and quality, quanity and value for money. I trained the staff very well and had developed a good choice of menu. Steaks to Poultry to Fish to Seafood.Always had good feed back....

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Ndola

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  • Visit of Nsobe

    Ndola Things to Do

    Nsebe is 20 minutes drive from Ndola. It is a unique resort in the region, having been managed for 9 years by a couple of South Africans.In the middle of a giant park of 1500 Ha, you can enjoy a weekend in the middle of the nature. They maintain many wild animals, and you can fish and relax in the green area.Lots of cabins, chalets, camping areas,...

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  • Copperbelt

    Ndola Favorites

    Ndola is the main town of the Copperbelt. As a tourist in Zambia, you won't find anything interesting in the region, fully dedicated to the mining and smelting of Copper. However, Ndola is a well developped area thanks to the very old business of copper extraction. You can find a lot of stores among which a large general store with all the...

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  • Not for tourism

    Ndola Favorites

    If you come to Zambia, it is not necessary to visit the Copperbelt Province.Of course there are nice place, but everything is focused on the mining of copper very present in the whole region. However, the area is very well developped and you will find anything you need. They have large general stores as well as restaurants, bars and clubs, golf,...

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Livingstone Game Park

  • Safari vehicle

    Livingstone Game Park Transportation

    The guide book I read before coming to Victoria Falls, did not give Mosi Oa Tunya National Park a particularly good review, so we are very pleasantly surprised. It is a fairly small park, with a great concentration of game, although no large cats. We see every single species of game present in the park, and even Gilbert feels that we are...

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  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park

    Livingstone Game Park Things to Do

    The guide book I read before coming to Victoria Falls, did not give Mosi Oa Tunya National Park a particularly good review, so we are very pleasantly surprised. It is a fairly small park, with a great concentration of game, although no large cats. We see every single species of game present in the park, and even Gilbert feels that we are...

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  • The Falls

    Livingstone Game Park Things to Do

    The Zambian side of the falls is just as spectacular as the Zimbabwean side, and every bit as wet. My shoes are squelching! The path meanders over a small metal bridge, where the spray creates a torrential downpour and we get soaked to the skin. Deciding to put my hood up underneath my hat is a good idea - until I do it: it is full of water which...

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South Luangwa National Park

  • About the only place to eat

    South Luangwa National Park Restaurants

    Set in an open aired room with a bar also near by, you dine to a selection of al a carte meals. It is the only place to eat other than camping. It has great ambience. There are lots of interesting animals sculptures, etc looking down on you and posters on the walls of the owners travels. Very yummy food, and the only restaurant probably like it...

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  • Drinking at the Dog & Cat

    South Luangwa National Park Nightlife

    At the campsite this is the most logical place to quench your thirst. Also a restaurant, this is probably the only thing like it in the area, unless you have an esky and a campfire - which isn't a bad idea either.... Very enjoyable. Whatever you want really....

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  • Game Drive by Night

    South Luangwa National Park Nightlife

    This is night life with a difference. No drinking involved or anything like that.... you go out on the game drive of course. Ok, not the sort of night life you are thinking... But it is night life never the less. And well worth it as one of the only places in Africa you can view Game by night anyway.... Something in which you are protected from...

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Chisamba

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  • PUBLIC BUSES

    Chisamba Transportation

    you can get to Chisamba by public transport on a bus from lusaka,but its best to have your own car that can allow you to see many places.Public transport to Chisamba cost about £2.00 or k17,000.00 in local currency.If you want a nice family outing theres the FRINGILA FARM it has lost of play area for kids most of all it has its own butchery meaning...

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  • Farming land and safaries

    Chisamba Favorites

    Though its a few miles from lusaka chisamba has its own beauty ranging from farms,hotels,churches.post office,banks.The local people are very friendly and ready to learn a lot from new comers.i live in the uk in norwich and spend about 5 months of the year in chisamba.

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  • cash

    Chisamba Favorites

    take dollars in hard cash, the money machines at the banks dont always work and the cambio is a mess.....zambians love to see the hard cash....try not to flash it around though and avoid getting ripped off beautiful land

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Top Zambia Hotels

Lusaka Hotels
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Livingstone Hotels
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Kazungula Hotels
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Chisamba Hotels
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South Luangwa National Park Hotels
11 Reviews - 56 Photos
Ndola Hotels
5 Reviews - 2 Photos
Luanshya Hotels
26 Reviews - 51 Photos
Kitwe Hotels
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