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General Information

The official language of Zambia is English.

The national currency of Zambia is Zambian kwacha (ZMW).

1 ZMW equals  .
equals  ZMW.

Location

Zambia

The distance from to Zambia is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Zambia. Exercise normal precautions in Zambia. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 999 to call the police in Zambia.

LGBT

Zambia has a score of -8 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Zambia ranks #159 worldwide.

Zambian law criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activity and penalties for conviction of engaging in "acts against the order of nature" are 15 years to life imprisonment. The lesser charge of "gross indecency" carries penalties of up to 14 years imprisonment.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Zambia should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Zambia:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Zambia to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Zambia differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Zambia, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type D
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Zambia and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Light rain on Thursday and next Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 65–96°F  /  18–35°C 51% 9%
Sat November 09 66–96°F  /  19–35°C 42% 1%
Sun November 10 66–94°F  /  19–35°C 46% 6%
Mon November 11 68–96°F  /  20–36°C 46% 15%
Tue November 12 69–98°F  /  21–36°C 45% 13%
Wed November 13 71–95°F  /  22–35°C 44% 18%
Thu November 14 67–93°F  /  20–34°C 60% 53%
Fri November 15 66–87°F  /  19–31°C 75% 81%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:34 am and sets at 06:16 pm. This equates to 12.7 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Zambia, it is in . When the sun sets in Zambia, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Zambia is 45.00 ZMW. Every kilometer costs an additional 10.00 ZMW. Every hour of waiting time costs 70.00 ZMW.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Zambia.

The minimum driving age is 16.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 13.00 ZMW in Zambia.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 59.98 ZMW.

The legal drinking age in Zambia is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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