Zambia holiday highlights

Zambia Holiday Highlights
•  Visit Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or the ‘Smoke that Thunders’. At the height of the wet season more than 564 million cubic metres of water cascade over the edge into a gorge over 100 metres below.
•  Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities – you may capture herds of migrating zebra, elephants or big cats on film depending on the time of year.

Zambia - The Essentials
•  If visiting local villages, a long skirt or trousers and longer sleeves are recommended.
•  During game viewing wear neutral colours and bring layers for the cooler mornings; binoculars are a must.

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Zambia key facts

Time difference

GMT +2 hours




Zambian Kwacha

Flying time to destination

11½ hours to Lusaka or 13¼ hours via Johannesburg.


English, Bemba, Chewa, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale and Tonga.

Passport & visas

UK passport holders need a visa to travel to Zambia, which is payable on arrival at approx. $50. Alternatively, visitors can apply for a UniVisa which allows entry into both Zambia and Zimbabwe, useful if you're visiting both sides of Victoria Falls and cheaper than buying both visas individually.

Zambia good to know


Victoria Falls can run dry on the Zambian side September-December. During these months, we recommend viewing the waterfall from the Zimbabwean side, where the water flows all year round.