Great News! Zambia Travel Restrictions Lifted

Paul Changuion | June 7, 2022

The proverbial light at the end of the long travel-hiatus tunnel has arrived! At the time of publication, some Zambia travel restrictions and Covid-related entry requirements have been lifted for international travellers.

We are thrilled at the prospect of seeing our new and return guests soon as travel to Zambia looks just like it did pre-pandemic. We are still taking all the necessary steps to keep our staff and guests safe, healthy and comfortable.

Here is a brief look at what you can expect when you travel to Zambia and stay at one of our properties.

Zambia travel restrictions lifted

  • A PCR test is only required if the traveller has no vaccine certificate.
  • Visa costs to Zambia have been reduced. Zambia has reduced the cost of tourist visas by 50%. The new costs are $25 for a single-entry visa and $40 for a double entry.

Staying with Green Safaris

  • All our teams in Zambia are all fully vaccinated.
  • As our properties are located in remote wilderness areas in Zambia, they are naturally isolated so it will just be you and a small handful of other guests at camp. Suites are separate and main areas are either outdoors or have natural airflow.
  • Our Covid-19 protocol explains how Green Safaris keeps you safe.

Travel to Zambia

Getting to and around Zambia is just as easy as before. Our interactive map gives you details on domestic and international airports, air and land transfers, exactly where our lodges and camps are in Zambia, and even some suggested multi-destination itineraries.

Wild winter safaris

Winter has arrived in Zambia, but don’t be put off – we still experience glorious sunshine and relatively temperatures during the day where we are located. These are the drier months and are considered some of the best for spotting game. As some water sources dry up, animals are pushed to the few remaining, reliable watering holes.

Predators make the most of this irresistible concentration of animals. Vegetation thins out, increasing chances of spying more wildlife in the bush. This is made even easier because our solar-powered electric vehicles (game drives, boat cruises, mountain bikes) are amazingly quiet – hello Silent Safaris!

Kaya Mawa lit by lanterns at night on Likoma Island Lake Malawi
  • Busanga Plains: Because the plains are flooded over the wet summer months, they are only accessible during winter. So now is your chance to sleep like a bird in one of our luxury Nest suites and wake up to watch elephants walking through morning mist during your stay at Chisa Busanga Camp.
  • Kafue National Park: The Kafue River becomes particularly popular among the park’s wild residents over winter as many of its other water sources dry up. From Ila Safari Lodge, you can watch sizeable herds of elephants and antelopes come down to drink, while hippos vie for a place in the deeper sections of the river.
  • South Luangwa National Park: The landscape transforms quite dramatically throughout the year here, and once the heavy summer rainfall ends, the Luangwa River recedes in winter. Excellent game-viewing awaits, particularly with Shawa Luangwa Camp’s lovely Jacob Shawa leading your safari adventures.
  • Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island and Devil’s Pool are closed for some of this time; Angel’s Pool opens from around the start of June. If you want to see something magical, these are the best months to see a lunar rainbow. We may be slightly biased, but we think the Zambezi River looks the best from Tongabezi Lodge or Sindabezi Island Camp.

Are you itching to travel to Zambia? Then come and celebrate its incredible diversity and beauty on safari with us. Please contact us or enquire and book using our easy to use online form.

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