Zambia has three seasons: cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to November and warm and wet from December to April. Please pack warm and light clothing.
Please do not greet or serve anyone using your left hand as it is a sign of disrespect. It is also polite to curtsy when you greet or hand over some thing to elders.
Please carry insect repellent and take some anti-malarial tablets to safeguard against malaria.
Hotels and restaurants add a 10 percent service charge and 16.5 percent VAT to all bills, so it's not necessary to tip but feel free if you want to.
Ladies are highly advised not to wear very short, tight or reveiling clothing especially when leaving the hotel premises to vist town centre or any of the local markets.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Dance is an important part of musical expression among Zambians. The most common musical instrument is the drum made from wood and animal skin stretched over opening.
Zambia is home to the Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world.
There are over 73 dialects spoken in Zambia, but the official spoken language is English.
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The major currencies accepted in Zambia are US dollar, Pound Sterling, South African Rand and Euros. It's advisable to carry enough cash to pay for transport fares, tips and airport incidentals. Tip: It is advisable that all foreign currency to be used for transactions should be changed into the local Zambian Kwacha.
If you plan to go game viewing, pack dark or neutral-coloured clothes.
Bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent to protect you from being burnt or bitten. Drink lots of mineral water to keep you hydrated in the heat.