Zambia at a glance
Things to do in Zambia:
Zambia Travel Tips
PASSPORTS & VISAS
Entry by foreign nationals to Zambia is fairly straightforward, and hassle-free. All visitors must be in possession of a valid passport, and in some cases, a visa. Please contact your nearest travel agent or embassy for further details.
BANKS & MONEY
The currency unit is the Kwacha, denoted by the symbol K. Foreign currency can be exchanged at local banks, and Bureaux de Changes. Most major international credit cards, such as American Express, Mastercard, Visa (and their affiliates), are widely accepted.
All visitors intending to drive are required to obtain an international drivers permit. Visitors found driving without a permit will be fined. Visitors will also not be able to rent a car without a valid drivers permit. The wearing of seatbelts is compulsory, and strictly enforced by law.
It is advisable to take adequate precautions when visiting Zambia as certain areas are Malaria prone. With modern insect repellents and using common sense, one can reduce the chances of being bitten to almost zero.
- Zambia’s main export is copper. We produce around 1.5 million tonnes a year.
- Zambia is home to Lake Kariba – the world’s biggest man-made lake which supplies electric hydropower to Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Zambia was named after the fourth longest river in Africa – the Zambezi River.
- Zambia is surrounded by seven countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
- One third of the country is made up of national parks.