GETTING TO & AROUND ZAMBIA
By Air: Many airlines fly in and out of Lusaka International Airport, including Zambian Airways, British Airways, Aeroflot, Emirates, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Air France, Air Botswana, Air Malawi, Air Tanzania, Air Zaire, Air Zimbabwe and Kenya Airways. InterAir flies into Ndola International Airport. The Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Livingstone International Airport near Victoria Falls has also achieved international status. Mfuwe Airport recently achieved international status and plans are afoot for international airlines to fly directly to South Luangwa National Park
By Rail: There are two points of entry into Zambia. One is via the TAZARA line from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which only goes as far as Kapiri Mposhi. From there, one can change trains (and stations) for the journey to Lusaka. There are two trains a week running in each direction. The schedules are unreliable and should be confirmed prior to travel. First second and third class (not recommended) are offered. Dining is not available and very often neither is water. Expect full immigration and customs checks when crossing the border. The other line is from Zimbabwe via Victoria Falls town to Livingstone. Trains run every second day from Livingstone to Lusaka.
By Road: Zambia can be entered by road from Congo D.R, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia. : All road borders are open 24 hours a day except for Chembe, Kazungula, Kariba and Chirundu, which are open from 0600 to 1800. Victoria Falls Bridge is open until 2000
By Water: The only water access to Zambia is on Lake Tanganyika . The MV Liemba, one of the world’s oldest operating steam ships, runs scheduled services from Bujumbura in Burundi, via Kigoma in Tanzania and docks at Mpulungu in Zambia. The ferry takes vehicles, cargo and passenger in first, second and third class (not recommended). Compartments and meals are available. Delays of up to twenty four hours are possible
With in Zambia, for scheduled and prearranged tourists in particular, the most preferred way of travel is via air. The road transportation for tourists is primarily limited to the Lusaka-Livingstone route. Road conditions are very tough and bumpy in most paths leading to the national parks.