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4x4 SELF DRIVE SAFARIS ZAMBIA.

Self drive 4x4 safaris guarantee the most adventurous holiday for the avid traveller and for the adventurous type. Explore wilder off beaten Zambia destinations in your unequipped/fully equipped 4x4 or you may wish to enjoy casual drives with stop over’s’ on the way, a great way to discover diverse Zambia on your own and at your own desired pace. If you plan on exploring remote off track destinations you will require to use a 4x4 vehicle and if you’re an inexperienced traveller you need to carefully plan your safari and carry all things you might need in case of an emergency.

Habari Africa is a travel company that provides its clients with well maintained and efficient 4x4 hire services and when you book your safari with us you’re assured of an exhilarating and unforgettable holiday in Zambia. Our 4x4 vehicles are offered on unlimited mileage basis and have comprehensive insurance cover and when you can travel wherever you wish to go be it to Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. All you need to do is contact us and pre book your holiday and give us all your 4x4 rental needs and requirements and we will deliver to your expectations.

We provide a variety of self drive options, self drive or with chauffer rentals or combined self drive safaris. We offer one way rental deals, two way rental deals, short term leases, long term rental leases of over 100 days at discounted car hire rates, airport transfers>Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, 4x4 car hire specials, online booking process, guided safaris, 24/7 back up support, recommend and book accommodation for you, cross border car hire to all Southern Africa countries, 4x4 campers, camping equipment and a wide range of 4x4 fully equipped/unequipped vehicles.

Our popular Zambia car collection locations include but are not limited to: - Lusaka, Livingstone, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Ndola, Harry Mwanga International Airport, Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park and Kasama. Feel free to pick up your vehicle from any of the above locations or we can deliver your vehicle to you wherever you desire though it might attract an extra fee.

We operate a wide spectrum of 4x4 vehicles and they include the following:- Land Rover Defender 4x4, Toyota Hilux 4x4, Nissan single cabs, Nissan double cabs, Toyota land Cruiser Pop Top, Ford Ranger Luxury camper, 2 Berth camper, 4x4 Toyota Hilux bush camper, Toyota Land cruiser Bush camper, Toyota Land cruiser Double cabs, Land Rover Discovery 4x4, Toyota Fortuner 4x4. We provide you with reliable and comfortable 4x4s with good ride height for game viewing, excellent fuel consumption, manual or automatic transmission, easy to drive 4x4s that have air conditioning and power steering and have complete camper designs.

Contact us today for your most affordable 4x4 safari mini vans off road 4x4s, luxury 4x4s, safari 4x4s, economy 4x4s, 4x4 game viewing land cruisers, Super custom vans, SUVs, Sedans, 4x4 station wagons, saloon cars like Corolla, Caldina and Corona and Airport transfer 4x4s.

Book online, call or email us for your most competitive 4x4 car hire quote  in Zambia  on +256.782.014.207 OR +256.392.897.704 OR +44790.863.9450 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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ABOUT ZAMBIA.

Zambia is a landlocked country situated in Southern Africa bordered by Democratic Republic of Congo to the North, Malawi to the East, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to the South, Tanzania to the North East and Angola to the West. Zambia’s capital is Lusaka and the country is divided into 10 provinces including the Western Province, Northern Province, Southern Province, Eastern Province, Central Province, North Western Province, Luapula Province and Copper belt province. Christianity is the most popular religious affiliation followed by Hindu and Islam while indigenous beliefs followers make up 1% of the population. Zambia has a population of about 14Million people, of these 99% are Africans with ethnic tribes such as Tonga, Bemba, Ngoni, Lunda and other tribes, 1%  comprises of other non Africans such as Asians, Americans and Europeans.

Zambia was inhabited 1-2Millions years ago and this was evidenced by the human fossil (Broken Hill skull) discovered in Kabwe. The earliest modern Zambia inhabitants were the Khoisan who lived a nomadic life and mainly survived on hunting animals and gathering fruits. The Khoisans were later joined by the Bantu who moved from the North into Zambia and they absorbed the Khoisan. The Bantu family makes up the African race in Zambia.

LANGUAGES IN ZAMBIA.

English is the official language of Zambia mandatory in education and business. Zambia is blessed with over 70 dialects and several of these local languages are Bantu languages and they are somehow similar. Commonly spoken languages include:- Bemba- a 1st or 2nd language for almost ½ of Zambia’s population and its mainly used in schools and for administrative purposes, Kaonde is a language spoken by about 200,000 Zambians, Bwile- a language different from other languages, Chichewa, Kunda,  Luchazi- has less than 1% speakers, Luvale- spoken by about 1 million Zambians and Lambya.

Other languages include:- Lunda, Aushi, Chokwe, Lala-Bisa, Lozi, Lenje, Soli, Tonga, Yauma, Simaa, Nsenga, Yao, Totela, Taabwa, Zambian sign language, Lala, Tumbuka, Mambwe, Mulonga, Ndembu, Seba, Shanjo, Twa and Nkoya among other languages. Immigrant languages include:-Mandarin Chinese, Serbian, Urdu, Ndebele, Gujarati, German and Portuguese.

ZAMBIA CURRENCY.

The official currency of Zambia is the Zambia Kwacha, currency code ZMW, currency symbol ZK. The most popular exchange rate is the ZMW to USD rate. Bank of Zambia is the Central Bank of Zambia and it’s responsible for issuing banknotes and coins. Frequently used bank notes: - 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 ZK, ZK 500, 1000, 20000ZK and ZK 50000.

The Kwacha and the Ngwee replaced the Zambian pound which had a ratio of 2Kwacha: 1 Pound (1 Kwacha= 10 shillings). The name Kwacha is a Nyanja word meaning dawn, Ngwee means bright.

 Approximately; - 1ZMW=0.15773USDollar, 1ZMW=0.10082 British Pound, 1ZMW=1.73010 ZAR, 1ZMW=0.12663 Euros, 1ZMW=0.18272 Australian Dollar, 1ZMW=0.17854 Canadian Dollar, 1USD=6.34000 ZMW, 1GBP= 9.91902 ZMW, 1ZAR=0.57800ZMW, 1EUR=7.89715, 1AUD=5.47279 ZMW, 1CAD=5.60103ZMW.

You can use US Dollars, Pounds and Euros to pay for services or exchange your foreign currency at some hotels, restaurants and petrol stations though at poorer exchange rates. For better exchange rates, exchange your Dollars, Euros and Pounds at foreign exchange bureaus found in towns such as Lusaka, Livingstone and Victoria Falls.

Feel free to pay for goods bought at supermarkets, petrol and hotel services using your debit or credit card, master card. You can withdraw money from ATM machines located at most banks.

WHAT YOU REQUIRE TO ENTER ZAMBIA (VISA REQUIREMENTS).

Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa to enter Zambia:-Anguilla, Bermuda, Belize, Ireland, Tanzania, Uganda, Malaysia, Malawi, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Samoa, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, St.Lucia, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Turks and Caicos Island, South Africa, Jamaica, Cyprus, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Channel Islands, Dominica, Malta and Maldives among other countries.

Nationals of the following countries require visas on arrival or purchased from missions abroad  in order to enter Zambia:-Australia, Burundi, Netherlands, Mexico, Denmark, Japan, Chile, United Kingdom, United States of America, Italy, Egypt, Britain, Brazil, New Zealand,  Poland, Eritrea, Israel, Cambodia, Ukraine, Estonia, Turkey, Uruguay, South Korea, Canada and Argentina among others.

Nationals who require visas to enter Zambia can purchase them at Zambia Missions abroad or at points of entry for example at Point of Sale terminals such as at Harry Mwanga International Airport in Livingstone, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka and can be paid for using Visa cards, American Express cards, Maestros, Master cards and in cash.

Those who require visas in advance can request and apply for them from the Chief Immigration Officer. Transit visas are valid for a period of 7days while Day Tripper Visas are issued to visitors who wish to stay in Zambia for a period of less than 24hours and they are issued at the point of entry.

A passport is required with a minimum validity of 6 months and it should have at least 2 blank passport pages for necessary stamps and if you plan on transiting through South Africa then you should have a blank visa page for each entry.

Yellow fever vaccination is required by all nationals coming from Yellow fever infested areas.

A uni- visa valid for a maximum period of 30days grants you entry into both Zambia and Zimbabwe on a single visa and it costs US$50 and can be purchased at the point of entry of either Zambia or Zimbabwe. This visa guarantees tourists a 1 day trip into Botswana and might soon extend to include Botswana and Namibia.

All nationals should show proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Zambia and should also have a return ticket back to your home country.

AIRPORTS IN ZAMBIA.

Zambia has both international and domestic airports spread in various parts of the country. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is the largest, primary and most important airport located in Lusaka the capital city of Zambia. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport together with other airports such as Mfuwe Airport- serving the Luangwa National Parks situated in the Eastern part of Zambia, Solwezi Airport, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport, Chipati Airport and Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (formerly Livingstone Airport and is the nearest airport to Victoria Falls) have scheduled commercial airlines both international and local offering flights to both local and international destinations.

Other Airports in Zambia include:-Senanga Airport, Lukulu Airport, Kasompe Airport, Mongu Airport,  Mansa Airport, Kauma Airport, Zambezi Airport, Southdowns Airport, Kalabo Airport, Milliken Airport, Ngoma Airport, Kasama Airport, Mbala Airport, Kasaba Bay Airport, Chingola Airport and Sesheke Airport.

 Habari Africa Limited will be pleased to provide you with Airport transfer services to and from any Airport of your choice at affordable hire rates.

AIRLINES AND POPULAR FLIGHT DESTINATIONS.

Zambia has a variety of domestic and international airlines servicing its airports and these airlines provide flights to both local and international destinations. These Airlines include:-Kenya Airways offers flights to Harare, Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta, Ethiopian Airlines providing flights to Addis Ababa and Harare, Emirates flying to Dubai and Harare, South African Airways with flights to Johannesburg, Fast Jet flying to Dar es salaam, Malawi Airlines flying to Lilongwe and Blantyre. Other Airlines include;- Mahogany Air, South African Express flying to Dubai, Proflight Zambia a domestic airline providing flights to Solwezi, Mongu, Ndola, Kasanka, Kasama, Lilongwe, Jeki, Chipati, Kasama, Mansa, Mfuwe and Livingstone, British Airways, Airlink, Zambia Airways.

Popular flight destinations include Nelspruit, United Kingdom, United States of America, South Africa, Dubai, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia, Japan, Germany, France among others. Book your cheap flight to and from Zambia with Habari Africa to all your desired travel destinations.

 FOOD AND DRINK.

Zambia offers rich filling cuisines of all kinds ranging from Irish, German, Indian, and Chinese to local Zambian food. The most popular Zambian diet is Nshima-a thin porridge made from corn or maize and this can be made tastier by adding sugar and this is usually enjoyed for breakfast, the corn flour can be made thicker for lunch accompanied by tasty stewed or grilled meat, dried fish, tomatoes, vegetables. Other local Zambian dishes include: - Samp- a meal of beans and maize, rice, tinned vegetables, bread among others. Grasshoppers, fried termites and caterpillars are favourites of most Zambians as they are tasty and delicious.

Zambia provides its tourists with plenty to drink, from soft drinks to alcoholic drinks with beer being the most consumed beverage. There are two types of beers in Zambia clear beers and opaque beers, clear beers are the favourites of most European visitors and they include: - Mosi Lager named after Mosi-oa- Tunya (Victoria Falls), Safari Stout, Baobab White, Zikoma Copper and Ale and Dr.Livingtone Lager brewed locally. Other clear lagers include:-Rhino, Castle and Mosi imported from South Africa, Windhoek, Amstel and Holsten are also imported beers.

Opaque beers locally referred to as Chibuku are traditional lagers usually brewed from sorghum or maize and popular brands include: - Chinika, Golden, Mukango, Chibuku and Chipolopolo and these are packed or you can enjoy drinking from a bucket- surrounded by friends in a circle as you chat and relax from a hard day’s work. Other local beverages include: - Katata,  Maheu- a ready to drink beverage, Katubi or Chipumu, Munkoyo and Thobwa- non alcoholic drinks, and Jafaristout usually enjoyed on special celebrations such as weddings and birth of a new baby.

Soft drinks are in plenty and they include: - bottled water, borehole treated water-offered at most lodges and hotels, diet sodas, tasty juice, chilled G& T, Fanta, Coca cola among others. These can be got from anywhere, pub, restaurant, bar or a café, shops.

ZAMBIA STUNNING ATTRACTIONS WORTH VISITING.

Zambia has plenty of attractions and destinations worth exploring for your most ideal and perfect Zambia safari experience. Popular Zambia attractions include the following:-

Victoria Falls locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya and believed to be one of the largest waterfalls in the world and its shared by both Zambia and Zimbabwe and one is guaranteed wonderful spectacular views from both countries. The best time to visit this idyllic and exhilarating waterfall is between July and September, you can enjoy a swim in the Devils pool in the dry months of November and December when the water levels are low, participate in exciting bungee jumping on the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Explore Zambia from South Luangwa National Park a wildlife habitat that is home to a variety of animals and offers amazing game drives,travel through, Lower Zambezi River basin situated in the Southern Province and is a peaceful, quiet and relaxing gateway place with stunning opportunities such as hunting, fishing for tiger fish and camping excursions, to, Zambia’s largest artificial lake known as Lake Kariba with amazing boat cruise opportunities, finally check out  the remote province of Barotseland ( Western Province) that harbours Liuwa Plains National Park- an often left out National Park by tourists but it guarantees one of the best wildebeest migration spectacle in the world. Enjoy your Saturday shopping at Zambia’s Saturday Dutch Market an open space market day hence on the last Saturday of every month with all the necessities you may wish ranging from art and craft to soap, plates, the most interesting part being you can exercise your bargaining power.

Other attractions worth checking out include;-Chishimba Falls situated in the Northern circuit, Source of Zambezi River, Copper belt mines, Livingstone Memorial, Kafue National Park renowned for being the largest and oldest National park in Zambia and its home to a variety of animals such as cheetahs, lions, leopards and Zebras. Indulge in the Kuomboka Traditional ceremony held at the Barotse Kings palace and it’s a celebration upon successful completion of the wet season.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT AND WEATHER.

Zambia is blessed with sub tropical climate and comprises of 2 seasons namely; - dry (winter) and wet season (summer). The wet season runs from December to April and this season is characterised with greener landscapes, short rainfall showers, best season for bird watching, favourite time to witness the birth of baby animals. Due to the thickness of the vegetation it’s hard to see animals during this period and hence it’s not the best time for wildlife viewing. During this period most un-tarred roads are impassable, muddy, and slippery and it’s difficult to drive on such roads, most camps, hotels and parks tend to close down during this period, though some camps stay open like those in South Luangwa. This is a low season for tourists’ hence low rates are charged.

The dry season usually runs from May to October and it’s the best season for wildlife viewing. This period is characterised by cool day temperatures, temperatures tend to drop at night so it’s advisable to carry warm clothing. Animals can easily be spotted from a distance, as they tend to gather around the few available water sources and its usually peak season but Victoria Falls tends to be busier and busted with tourists.

The best time to visit Victoria Falls is from February to May where you can enjoy a great water spectacle as water levels are high, October and November-water levels are low and you might find that the Zambian side has dried up but you can easily cross over to Zimbabwe for the best panoramic view of the falls (this has been made easier by the new introduced uni-visa that guarantees entry into both Zambia and Zimbabwe on a single visa).

CAMPING IN ZAMBIA.

Camping is a cheap alternative to booking hotel and lodge accommodations with most campsites found in remote rural areas compared to cities. Most campsites in Zambia are situated near other accommodation means for example lodges and hotel accommodations. Camping in Zambia offers exciting up close and personal safari adventures and one can easily spot wild animals and also enjoy nature’s beauty.

Some campsites provide tourists with amenities such as electricity, walking safaris, kitchens, toilets, water, showers and ablution blocks but some of them only provide the camping site with no amenities at all, so come fully equipped, ensure that you carry enough food and water.

Camp sites in Zambia include:-Eureka camping park, Kariba Bush camp situated at Kariba Sian Sowa, No name camp and Bush front Lodge located in Livingstone Zambezi River, North Luangwa Conservation Program camp found in North Luangwa National Park, Village rest camp located in Lusaka, Lilayi, Croc Valley camp  and Flat-dogs camp,  situated in South Luangwa National park, Kaazmein Lodge and Resort found in Livingstone, Maramba River Lodge, Nanzhila Plains Safari camp and wildlife camp- a safari camp situated in South Luangwa valley with rustic chalets and has exciting accommodation offers.

Habari Africa can provide you with 4x4 fully equipped / unequipped camping vehicles at affordable rental rates offered on unlimited mileage basis. We can also provide you with camping equipment at a fee of US$40 per day for 2 people and we can also help you pre-book your safari campsite or lodge accommodation.

Contact  us for your most equipped/unequipped camper, camping equipment, economy airport transfers, cheap flight deals, 4x4 car hire  in Zambia  on +256.782.014.207 OR +256.392.897.704 OR +44790.863.9450 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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