When to go
May to October is the dry winter period, with warm sunny days and chilly nights – and excellent game viewing. This is the season for walking safaris.From November to April, the rains make remote areas difficult to explore; some seasonal camps are closed, though those with all-weather access remain open. Rains are typically short and heavy, followed by warm sunshine.The parks transform miraculously after the rains – from dry, bleak terrain into verdant woodland.
Mammals give birth and migrant birds arrive in droves. This is ‘the Emerald Season’ and excellent rates are available.
British Airways has three direct flights per week from London to the capital, Lusaka. There are daily flights via Nairobi to Lusaka and via Johannesburg to both Lusaka and Livingstone. From these hubs, a flight network takes you to the wilderness areas.
GMT +2 hours
British citizens can obtain visas on arrival, cost US$50.
There are no compulsory requirements. Zambia is a malarial area and precautions should be taken. When entering South Africa from Zambia, a yellow fever certificate will be required. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.