​Getting There – Lower Zambezi NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Lower Zambezi National Park is located 216km/134mi southeast of the capital, Lusaka. Most people fly by charter or scheduled flight to one of several airstrips in the park, but more budget-friendly road safaris are available too. The drive takes at least 5 hours*.

Some of the lodges can arrange a transfer from Lusaka (usually by road to Chirundu and by boat to the lodge). With a good high-clearance 4x4, a self-drive trip is also an option. The 120km/75mi drive to Chirundu takes about 2½ hours*. From there, the driving time is highly variable and depends on the season and where you are staying.

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

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

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

Domestic Flights

All domestic flights (charter or regular) are usually booked by your tour operator and 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 Livingstone or directly from/to Mfuwe (South Luangwa National Park).

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zambia page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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