What are the options if the train is late and arrives at Kapiri station in the wee hours? Are you allowed to stay on board until morning? Is transportation to Lusaka available from the station and is it OK as far as quality and safety is concerned? Would rather not do this drive at night, and local accommodation options appear limited. Does anyone have comments on the express vs the local train from Dar? The local suits our schedule better, but I want to avoid arriving in the middle of the…
Can anyone tell me how long the visa process takes for a visa to Tanzania from the consulate in Lusaka or can I get one on arrival at Kasanga port as I want to travel up the lake to Kigoma. Thank you. Obdulia.
do someone know which bus companies run service from lusaka to chirundu?
Mazhandu Family Bus Services do not run service like that
from shalom bus service i didn't get any answer.
is there other bus service?
my option is just the minibus? or privet service( expensive 180$)?.
need to reach chirundu by 10:30 the next day of arrival to lusaka. so there is not to much time left to linger.
I'll spend two and a half days in Zambia, arriving on August 1st, 2016 at Livingstone airport.
My main aim is to visit Victoria Falls.
I'm a Brazilian citizen and will be flying South African Airways from Jo'burg.
From Timatic, I got the information that I could get a Univisa on arrival at Livingstone airport, which is also valid for entry in Zimbabwe and allows multiple entries between the two countries.
Is this accurate? Is this still true?
If so, how much would it cost me?
If applicable, can I…
After spending a few days on safari in Kafue, I will have one week (7 nights) in the Victoria Falls area before needing to fly back to Lusaka and home. I won't have my own transport.
Any ideas how best to spend this time? I am torn between just booking somewhere to stay in Livingstone for the whole week and then using it as a base for the activities I want to do (microlight, possible bungee, visit to the Zimbabwe side, overnight camp in Chobe) or splitting my time between various towns…
Are there any cheap places to stay in Lower zambezi? We might take a cheap full board (read: under 200 usd) with activities included OR self-catering and then just pay for some boating activities. How is the park for self-drive, by the way?
If we would choose to take an all-in option than it's pointless to pay a daily rate for a rental car we won't use anyway. Is there a direct bus from Lusaka or the falls to a nearby town where we can be picked up?
And last but not least ... any…
There was no need to go to Lusaka's City Market minibus compound to catch the Siavonga transportation; the lady at Lusaka Backpackers suggested I catch the minibus in front of the Downtown shopping centre. And the (empty) Siavonga bound minibus was there waiting. It took almost two hours to fill, then two hours to that junction some 60km before we reached Siavonga. There I had to change the minibus. I paid the fare to Siavonga and all I had to do is to follow instructions at the junction…
I did the 15 mins microlight flight for USD155. It was USD175 when booked directly with the microlight company, but accommodations in Livingstone can sort out the cheaper price. This was a wonderful way to experience the first views of the falls. The approach to the falls and falls from above are something to remember for forever. My friend had a slightly more expensive helicopter flight across the border in Zimbabwe and loved the experience too.
The entrance to the falls can be reached on a…
In words of my fellow traveller: “…There is a bus company called "Zambia - Malawi" [officially knows as Kob's Bus Services] their office is not directly at the main bus terminal, but close by. The operate every day [early morning departures] but Thursday and you can buy a ticket the evening before. They don't operate on Thursday when you can just use a bus to the border (2300 MK (USD3.70)) and a shared taxi to Chipata (15 ZK (USD1.50)) where you can get a bus to Lusaka for 150 ZK (USD15) until…