Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.
Visas are not required by SA passport holders. For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.
Currency: Kwacha (ZMK)
- Yellow Fever Certificate
- Hepatitis A & B
- Malaria risk
consulate/embassy Contact Details
May be required if travelling through the Chirundu Border Post, for vehicles and trailers. When applying for Police Clearance certificate, it is required to have a Request for Police Identification/ Clearance (RPC) Form obtainable from the Traffic Department.
Compulsory – obtained at border post
Tape: Two small white rectangular size strips on the right and left hand side of the front bumper as well as two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper. Ideally, the strips should be honeycombed. If towing a trailer, two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper are required
Not compulsory. However, will facilitate border crossing. Recommended if the vehicle is to remain in Zambia for more than three months. Application forms can be downloaded here
Two warning triangles (do not need to be displayed); warning triangle must be on a metal plate
Required if towing a trailer; white must be displayed on front right hand side of trailer / caravan and red on the rear right hand side of the trailer / caravan, when looking forward.