Getting There – Zambia

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.

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 Livingstone Airport (LVI), just outside of Livingstone and close to the falls. In most cases, your local tour operator will arrange pick-up from the airport and further transportation as part of your safari package.

Flights & Airlines to Zambia

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Zambia and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Zambia

The only domestic carrier running scheduled flights is Proflight. Small charter flights are frequently used to travel between parks or to get to remote areas. Most charter flights are 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 has to 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 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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