​Getting There – Zambia

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.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Zambia due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

Zambia’s main airport is Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), located 14km/9mi from the capital, Lusaka. From Lusaka, you can fly or drive between reserves. If your safari is combined with a visit to Victoria Falls, you will most likely fly in or out of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI), just outside of Livingstone and close to the falls. In most cases, your local tour operator will arrange pickup from the airport and organize further transportation as part of your safari package.

Flights & Airlines to Zambia

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Zambia and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Zambia

Two domestic carriers run scheduled flights in Zambia. Proflight is well established, and the new Zambia Airways is offering limited flights as well.

Small charter flights are frequently used to travel between parks on safari. These are usually booked through your tour operator.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Zambia embassy to verify the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and must be valid for at least six months
  • Passports must have at least three empty pages
  • Citizens of most countries can either obtain a visa upon arrival or don’t need one. A list of countries whose residents can get a visa upon arrival and a list of countries whose residents don't need a visa is available from Zambia’s Department of Immigration.
  • When arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country, a yellow-fever vaccination certificate is required

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