I am travelling to Zambia in March for 6 weeks, stopping in London for 4 nights, and then going to Vietnam for 1 month. I know I want a Gregory backpack, since they fit me extremely well. I also know I want around 50L to 60L backpack. I've been looking at the Gregory Cairn 58 and the Gregory Deva 60. I'm having a hard time deciding which one to take with me! I like that the Cairn has more ventilation in the waistbelt and harness, but am unsure of all the different compartments and thin shoulder straps (since I will most likely be wearing tank tops/T'shirts, will it dig in?)? I like the Deva because it has the extra lumbar support and the easy accessible water bottle holder, but am unsure about all the different features and that it has no rain cover included. At this point, any advice/recommendations/suggestions/comments would help.
If you want to go from Lusaka to Dar Es Salaam by bus, which bus company would you suggest? The only one I can find is called Scandinavia Express (Scandinaviagroup.com), and i can't contact them by phone, email or anything and their website hasn't been updated for years..
Any suggestion where to stay in Livingstone during November 18th to 20th? as usual low cost and good location, any recommendation fellow traveler?
Hi, we will visiting Liuwa plains end of november and would like to visit either kafue, lower zambezi or south luangwa NP as well (first week of december) Many lodges close from december because of the rains, does anyone know which place would be the best place to go to that time of the year? (we will be travelling by 4x4 with rooftop tents, budget as low as possible)
Any one visiting to lake tanganyika this December? I am traveling alone and was wondering about the possible options of going there from either livingstone or lusaka!
hey all, I wanted to mention a site I found: linkexpats.com Has any of you guys used it before? what are your thoughts?
i would love to visit Zambia in self drive this summer, but i need a little help before start with my project.
We are two people and we would like to visit South Luangwa, Lower Zambesi and Victoria Falls By ourself, but we don't have experience in 4x4 drive, exept for a 3 weeks in Namibia, just through the main roads.
Is this something that we can do?
Thanks a lot
Is it worth having travelers checks in Livingstone? Or is too much of a hassle?
can I use travelers checks in Livingstone?
where is Alpha Bar ??
How are the rates & is it open on all days??
Pl get back to me , ASAP.
i would like to get some contact details of Royal Lodge, 517 Jacaranda Crescent. victoria falls
i am an Ethiopian, i come to Kenya for a viste and i want to go Zembia buy buss. can you tell me how i can do that ?
i would like to find out the price of public transport in Zambia to rural areas.
I am travelling with my grand daughter (15) from Bulawayo (by train) to Vic Falls where we plan to cross over to Livingstone. I haven't crossed here before and have been reading some horror stories about the border posts ie: long waits, surly custom officals, persistent craft sellers and the long walk between the 2 borders. As we'll be dragging lugage with us, I am hoping there are taxi's that will be available on the Zim side to bring us to the Zam border? Has anyone personal info on the train, is it safe etc. Do we have concerns at Zim border control? This is her first trip and she is a very nervous type and scares easily. Appreciate any info and advice. Cheers
Are there direct flight options between Lusaka and Livingstone?
How much it costs?
How to book these flights?
Hello, I am studying abroad and we are taking a trip to the Zimbabwe side of Victoria falls side. My father was from Zambia so I would love to cross over because I have never been before.
1st question. Will I need a visa to cross since my father was born and raised there? If so how much is the visa.
2. How far is the border? How much would taxi fair cost.
3. How much are Zambian hotels near the border if I wanted to spend a night.
4. I know this may not be possible but I have family in kitwe. Is there a way I could safely travel there safely from the Victoria falls area.
Thank you for all your help.
I have a guest traveling through out Africa and his Camera has broken. Is there somewhere in Livingstone (his next location) to by a canon Powershot?
I am planning a trip to Victoria Falls in late Jan/early Feb 2013 (there's two of us) I am keen to take in an aerial view of the falls.
I wonder which is the more recommended way of doing this? Microlight or heli? (We have never done either)
From the websites I notice that the prices are quite comparable.
I would love advice on the pros and cons of each.
I'm looking for information about Liemba ferry to cross the Tanganika lake from Zambia to Tanzania. Does anyone have information about the ferry schedule or any contact in Zambia who can help me with reliable info?
Mates - if you had a choice of a first time 8-10 day Safari in either Zambia, Tanzania or Kenya, which would you choose and why ? Which of the tour companies do you prefer in each country
Thanks in advance
Is there any 3G internet connection for mobile phones in Lusaka? How much does it cost approximately and is it good quality?
Also, is there any high speed broadband connection? How much do these cost approximately?
I will be moving to Lusaka in June and I am searching for a place to help me learn the native language. According to Wikipedia, the most popular and used native language in Lusaka is Nyanja, so I want to try to learn it. I will be staying in Lusaka for more than a year.
Where can I learn the language and how difficult is it for someone with English background ?
Regarding my message below, could anyone tell me how difficult it will be to get from our hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, over to Livingstone in Zambia to catch a bus? I'm hoping we can just take a taxi, but can you do this across the border? Also, we plan on just applying for a Zambian visa on entry there - would this be a problem? Thanks in advance! Merilyn
My husband lived in Chingola for six years as a child and we are planning a 3 day visit to Zambia at the end of a tour in Victoria Falls. First we are going to visit our foster child in Kabwe (we have found that there is bus service from Livingstone to Kabwe), then we would like to visit Chingola. Does anyone know if there is bus service from Kabwe to Chingola? I'm assuming that we would be able to get taxis in Chingola to get around, am I right? We will probably be flying home from Ndola airport - what would be the best way to get from Chingola to Ndola Airport? Any help you could give me in this regard would be much appreciated. Merilyn
Hello friends, i would be traveling to Zambia in the next 10 days. MUMBAI - Nairobi- Ndola from Kenya airways. There is a flight change from nairobi.
How many days before travel ling to Zambia do i need a yellow fever vaccination?
I heard Kenya requires yellow fever vaccination certificate.
Born in Kitwe and left for South Africa as a baby. I'm visiting my parents in Durban South Africa from Australia shortly and want to visit some family in Kitwe who will show me around etc. I can find flights into Lusaka but can't find any airlines that operate between Lusaka and Kitwe on the internet. Any help will be helpful.
I am traveling from Johannesburg to Livingstone in January to see the falls--we need accommodation for 3 nights then we need to get to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania. I cannot find a way to do this painlessly--does anyone have suggestions? I prefer plane or train (not bus).
My doc told me I don't need a yellow fever vaccination or certificate for entry into Zambia, she's giving me an exemption letter. Has anyone not had the vaccination/certificate and had trouble getting into Zambia? I'm going to Livingstone only for a couple nights, then down to South Africa.
I am travelling to Zambia from Johanesburg, I wanted to ask if Zambia is a Yellow Fever country and if I required to get a fellow fever jam when I arrive in SA from Zambia?
I've been to Zambia a few times before, but I've only ever been there for around 3.5 weeks at a maximum.
However, this year I will be out there from the 13th July until the 15th August, and I'm just wondering if I'm going to need any sort of special visa to be out there for more than a month?
I'm also needing to get to Zanzibar while I'm out there. I've looked at the cost of flying, and its a bit too much, so I'm trying to find if there are any other alternatives. I know there is a Bus and a Train via Dar Es Salaam, but I don't know how long they take or how reliable they are? Does anyone know? And does anyone know what the facilities are like on them? Is it literally just a seat, or are there toilets etc as well.
I have done the Mazhandu family bus from Lusaka to Livingstone and was very impressed with that - easily comparable to UK standards. Are the links to Dar a similar standard?
Thanks for your help.