Our last trip of 2021 was dramatic to say the least but we regret nothing. Zambia welcomed us with open arms. It is a completely off-the-beaten path country when it comes to Africa and is often overlooked by Safari travelers who would rather head to Kruger or Botswana. Like us, many people only make it here to see the mighty Victoria Falls.
Though you will quickly discover that there is more to do, from going on a safari, watching zebra and giraffe graze peacefully just from the comfort of your resort, walking to see the weit rhinos to interactions with African elephants.
Day wise itinerary:
Day 1: Land in Lusaka, relax and unwind at Lilayi Lodge
Day 2: Drive from Lusaka to Livingstone, Zambezi river cruise
Day 3: Devils pool and Victoria Falls hike
Day 4: Walking Safari to see Weit Rhinos. R&R at Royal Livingstone Anantara
Day 5: Elephant Interaction. Breakfast. R&R. PCR Test.
Day 6: Check out at noon and head back to Lusaka for flight home next day
Day 7: Fly home
Flights, Visa and Immigration
We flew directly with Emirates from Dubai to Lusaka.
For Zambia, you will need to apply for a visa ahead of time and have it on you before you board. You can apply for it here. Make sure to have your itinerary, flight tickets and hotels booked before submitting your application.
Tourist visa costs as of 2022 are $25 for single entry, $40 for double entry and $75 for multiple entry.
Best time to visit
If Victoria Falls is what you want to see, then go between October and early December for the best chance at swimming in the Devil's pool. The pool will close in high season due to the rains, making it inaccessible.
Detailed itinerary on www.wayfarerfootprints.com.
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