Zambia visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Zambian Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The government of Zambia permits nationals of Zimbabwe to visit the country for a duration of 90 days without a visa.
  • Prospective visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of Zambia. The passport should have at least three blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Zimbabweans who want to stay beyond the 90-day period are to apply and pay for an extension at the Immigration department.
  • Tourists travelling to Zambia must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Zambia. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • Travellers will also be required to provide a return ticket to Zimbabwe or onward destination.
  • On entry and exit into Zambia, tourists with amounts above USD 5000 will be required to declare it.
  • Intending visitors can get to Zambia from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • RwandAir, Kenya Airways, Air Zimbabwe, and  South African Airways are some of the airlines that fly from Zimbabwe to Zambia.
  • The estimated flight duration from Harare to Lusaka, Zambia is 1 hour and from Bulawayo, it is 3 hours, 20 minutes.
  • Zambia is predominantly a Christian country, with about 96% of the entire population practising the religion. Various Traditional faiths are the minority religion in Zambia.
  • Zambian Kwacha is the official currency used in Zambia. Visitors can various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Zambia has about seven regional languages and they include Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Kaonde, and Luvale. However, English is the official language.
  • Solwezi, Sioma Ngwezi National Park, Chingola and Blue Lagoon National Park are some of the places tourists can visit while in Zambia.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in Zambia are crepes, enchilada casserole, tikka masala and the special thali.
  • Zambia has two distinct seasons. Winter is from May through August which is the most comfortable time to travel, and summer is from mid-November through till the end of April and is characterized by warm to hot temperatures with constant rainfall.
  • Zambia uses Central Africa Time (GMT+2). Both countries are in the timezone.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type C, D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $50 to spend on daily expenses while in Zambia.
  • Transportation in Zambia is facilitated by buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What language is spoken in Zambia?

English is the official language of Zambia. Nevertheless, Zambia has about seven regional languages and they include Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Kaonde, and Luvale.

Is hunting allowed in Zambia?

Trophy hunting may take place during the hunting season, but no hunting is allowed at night. Hunting with artificial light is also prohibited. The Zambian government strictly controls the minimum number of days for a hunting safari based upon the species being hunted.

When is the best time to visit Zambia?

The best time to visit Zambia is from June to September when it is warm and dry. It gets very hot in October and November, then rains from November to April, when many camps are closed as the roads are impassable. The best time to visit North Luangwa is during the dry season from June to November.

Is Zambia safe for tourist travel?

Zambia is generally a safe country to visit.  Around 800,000 tourists visit Zambia every year, and most of these visits are trouble-free. As with many third-world countries, theft and muggings are relatively common, so tourists are advised to take necessary precautions while in the country.

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