will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you’d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

Travel Answers

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination requirements

      Zambia Aug 1, 2016 at 4:08 AM

      I am travelling to Victoria Falls from Cape Town in October - Do I need a Yellow Fever Vaccination for Zambia ?


      7 Answers Aug 8, 2016 at 11:59 AM
    • Mosi oa Tunya transportation to and from

      Livingstone Mar 7, 2016 at 5:38 AM

      Hi..Wondering if there are taxis readily available at the Mosi oa Tunya park? We would like to go there and walk to knife edge bridge, etc. but not sure about getting a taxi when we are ready to leave?

      3 Answers Mar 7, 2016 at 3:19 PM
    • GCoop's Profile Photo


      Zambia Mar 2, 2016 at 9:58 AM

      Hi All,

      I am traveling to Zambia in May for about 3 weeks. I am not much of a planner when I travel (this is my 6th continent) and was thinking that this might be my most daunting trip yet... Biggest question I suppose is getting around. How accessible is Zambia (buses, getting a driver, etc.)? Better off getting a rental and "going for it". or is it highly advisable to not to go bombing around the country and thumbing rides, etc. Thanks, Grant

    • Road conditions and police checks in Zambia

      Zambia Feb 1, 2016 at 4:06 AM

      Greetings !
      We are planning a trip to Tanzania via Zambia and Malawi but are getting mixed messages about the state of the roads and warnings of corruption with police checks demanding bribes .. If anyone has done this route recently we would appreciate any relevant information .

      2 Answers Feb 2, 2016 at 9:52 AM
    • elsadran's Profile Photo

      traveling in winter ( November to April)

      Zambia Sep 13, 2015 at 12:35 PM

      Hi ! I am planning a 5 month trip to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and maybe Botswana. i am wondering if the trip is possible and the climate is pleasant enough during November to April. Or is it too rainy and humid? Is it possible to visit Victoria Falls in November or December. Please answer if you have traveled during this season. Any additional information would be appreciated. Thank you


      4 Answers Sep 13, 2015 at 8:22 PM
    • Basketball Hoops

      Lusaka Sep 27, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      Where can I buy basketball hoops for home use in Lusaka? Really hopning someone can help :)

      3 Answers Oct 1, 2014 at 1:32 PM
    • Costs of travel

      Zambia Jul 24, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      How much would it cost to travel for one month including Victoria Falls, Northern Circuit and South Luangwa National Park?

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2014 at 12:47 AM
    • Botswana to Victoria Falls

      Zambia Jul 21, 2014 at 4:21 AM

      Hi All,
      I am planning to go on safari in Botswana in September and also want to visit The Victoria Falls.
      How can I get from Maun (or ideally Chobe) to Livingstone? And how much is it likely to cost.
      Is it possible to travel by land or only by plane?
      Many Thanks in Advance!

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2014 at 6:35 AM
    • camping in december

      Zambia Jul 16, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      considering a camping trip through the south Luangwa valley in december but concerned that it is the rainy season... any advice?

    • Clothing, backpack

      Zambia Jul 12, 2014 at 7:55 AM

      I read in a travel magazine that they did not recommend wearing or carrying anything with a camo outdoors type pattern, Mossy Oak?
      It would draw attention from the military and local police? Is this good advice to follow, since I will be on vacation and don't need the extra stress.
      Thank you,
      Mac Jones

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2014 at 4:47 AM
    • LGG51's Profile Photo

      From Livingstone to Angola

      Zambia Jul 8, 2014 at 9:16 AM

      Going from Lusaka to Livingstone. And then to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Nambia. No big problem what I can see. But I also want to get into Angola but where are the nearest boardingcrosses Nambia/Angola and Zambia/Angola if you see it from Livingstone?

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2014 at 1:47 PM
    • Safety factor

      Zambia Jun 6, 2014 at 12:26 AM

      I am from India. My husband got placed at zambia. I am also planning to settle with him with my 6 months old baby. Is zambia, the safest place for family ?

      1 Answer Jun 6, 2014 at 2:57 AM
    • Trip to Zambia

      Zambia May 28, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      Hi VT Gurus,

      Planning to travel to Zambia for 1-2 weeks in Aug or September 2014.
      My friend (Indian - coming from Botswana) would stay for office work in Lusaka during that time. We are Budget Travellers. Being my maiden oversees travel, I would also include weekday sightseeing when my friend is in office.

      Your Expert advice is highly solicited.


      2 Answers May 29, 2014 at 4:28 AM
    • Things to do

      Kitwe Apr 21, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      Hi. We have been living in Kitwe for just over a month and would like to start exploring the area. Are there any sight seeing areas or places of interest or good restaurants one could travel to and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and good food? Also are there any good day spa's in the area? Would appreciate any info. Thanks and have an awesome day .

    • Visiting in June- need recomendations

      Livingstone Apr 16, 2014 at 3:01 PM

      Any suggestions of places to eat in Livingstone?
      Any particular sites worth visiting in town?

      2 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 2:03 PM
    • Trains in Zambia

      Zambia Mar 29, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      Is it possible t travel by train in Zambia nowdays? What can you tell me about how it works?

      1 Answer Mar 29, 2014 at 1:20 PM
    • Best Campsites in Livingstone

      Zambia Feb 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      We will be arriving by vehicle in May and looking for somewhere to camp for a couple of nights. Where are the best, and safest places to camp in Livingston?

    • visa for travelling in zambia, zimbabwe and namibie

      Zambia Feb 11, 2014 at 1:43 AM


      I am planning to travel by bus an train as follows:

      Zambia: arriving + 3 days (go by bus to Zimbabwe)
      Zimbabwe: 5 days (go by train to livingstone)
      Zambia: 3 days (go by bus to namibia)
      Namibia: 5 days (go by bys to zambia)
      Zambia: 5 days+ departure

      This means that I have to enter three times the boarder of Zambia. Do I need a multiple visa? But these are not available at the border. What are other possibilities? 3 times a transit visa? Since I am not less than 7 days in Zambia each time. But I need them before I am going by bus or train to the border. Can I get three times a transit visa at the airport? And what about Zimbabwe, I also need that one before going by bus to Zimbabwe?

      6 Answers Feb 11, 2014 at 6:37 AM
    • visited kitwe before?

      Kitwe Jan 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM

      what do you think of kitwe, been a tourist town, if you have visited zambia before

      1 Answer Jan 22, 2014 at 1:02 AM
    • johnkatengura's Profile Photo

      i want to know pls

      Lusaka Dec 13, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      i have a plan to travel to lusaka this next year january so i would realy like to know .some nice hotels where i can spend 2 weeks .thanks

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2013 at 1:19 AM
    • Which backpack should I choose?

      Zambia Dec 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      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.

      Thank you!


      3 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 8:34 AM
    • From Lusaka to Dar Es Salaam by bus

      Lusaka Nov 14, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      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 (, and i can't contact them by phone, email or anything and their website hasn't been updated for years..

      1 Answer Nov 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM
    • Felix_Zurita's Profile Photo

      Where to stay

      Livingstone Oct 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM

      Any suggestion where to stay in Livingstone during November 18th to 20th? as usual low cost and good location, any recommendation fellow traveler?

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 12:53 PM
    • Kafue, Lower Zambezi or South Luangwa

      Zambia Aug 14, 2013 at 6:27 AM

      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)

    • Lake Tanganyika from Livingstone

      Zambia Aug 2, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      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!

    • networking site for expats in Kitwe

      Kitwe Jul 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      hey all, I wanted to mention a site I found: Has any of you guys used it before? what are your thoughts?

      1 Answer Jul 26, 2013 at 3:56 AM
    • Zambia self drive

      Zambia Jul 15, 2013 at 2:44 AM

      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

      3 Answers Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM
    • Travelers check

      Livingstone Jul 4, 2013 at 4:16 AM

      Is it worth having travelers checks in Livingstone? Or is too much of a hassle?

      8 Answers Jul 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM
    • Traverser check

      Zambia Jul 4, 2013 at 4:08 AM

      can I use travelers checks in Livingstone?

      3 Answers Jul 8, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      Lusaka Jun 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      where is Alpha Bar ??
      How are the rates & is it open on all days??
      Pl get back to me , ASAP.

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2013 at 7:48 AM