Getting There – Lower Zambezi NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

Lower Zambezi National Park is located 216km/134mi southeast of Lusaka. Most people fly-in to the park by charter or scheduled flight to one of the airstrips in the Zambezi Valley.

Alternatively, you can book a tour with one of the budget operators running trips from Lusaka. A self-drive expedition is also an option, but you need to be very self-sufficient and have a good, high-clearance 4x4. You can either drive all the way or to Gwabi River Lodge, from where you can leave your car and arrange to be picked up by boat.

Most visitors arrive at Zambia's main airport, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), located 14km/9mi from Lusaka. You could also arrive at Livingstone Airport (LVI) (Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport) if you are also visiting Victoria Falls.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner or, for multiple destination flights, check Expedia to see which airlines can take you to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights are most often booked by your tour operator and are normally incorporated into your safari package.

Proflight offers scheduled flights to Jeki and Royal Airstrips in Lower Zambezi and thereby gives access to all lodges in and outside the park. You can fly from/to Lusaka or directly from/to Mfuwe (South Luangwa).

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zambia page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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