Do I need a visa to travel to Zambia?
You will need a passport with 6 months of validity and a tourist visa which you can obtain at the port of entry into the country. If you are visiting for just a day on another tour, you can get a special one-day admission permit as well.
Is tipping customary in Zambia?
Tipping is not customary in most situations in Zambia - resataurants that expect gratuities will usually include the service charge in the bill; otherwise feel free to leave up to 10%. Guides, drivers, and porters definitely appreciate tips that range from $5-20 based on the service you got, however taxi drivers and bartenders generally don't expect tips.
What is internet access like in Zambia?
While in Zambia, you should not expect to have internet. It is possible that public areas or higher end hotels will have a connection or WiFi, but we can't promise anything since most of our expeditions are based in the more isolated areas of the country where civilization (and internet) is far away.
Can I use my cell phone while in Zambia?
The Zambia tours are frequently out of range of cell towers, making it unrealistic to expect that you will be able to use your cell phone throughout most (or all) of your Zambia tour.
Do I need power adapters?
Zambia has 220-240v power and has a combination of outlets that will be either British Type G, Indian Type D, or European Type C. You should have all three styles of plug adapters, and if your device is a 110v device that cannot accept 220v power, you should also have a step down converter.
What are the toilets like in Zambia?
While many of our featured accommodations are "bushcamps," you'll still have modern western style bowl toilets at all lodges and camps. Do be careful to throw the waste paper in the waste basket instead of the toilet bowl though.
Can I drink the water in Zambia?
You should not drink the water in Zambia. Only consume water that is bottled or filtered, which will be provided by your tour operator.
Are credit cards accepted in Zambia? Will I be able to find ATMs?
You probably won't find many (or any) ATMs or card-accepting businesses while you're in Zambia, so bring enough cash for any gifts or tips and then enjoy the fact that Adventure Life offers all-inclusive tours!
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Absolutely. This is something that could save you thousands in an unexpected event, so check our deals via TravelGuard on the Once You're Booked
Is it safe to travel to Zambia?
For the most part, Zambia is a safe place to visit. However, there is a significant crime rate in the city, primarily due to the people's poverty. You should be on the lookout for robbers and take every precaution to keep your belongings safe.
Zambians are generally kind, although you should avoid walking at night in strange or poorly lit places, typical in Zambia due to its few street lights. Drinking at night or visiting drunken spots is not a good idea. Women shouldn't go to bars alone or be out at night.