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Zambia is not for those looking for cushy safari experiences or Westernized tours. This Southern African nation is severely poor with a GDP per capita of only $1,000, but it has been described as the “authentic” Africa, offering adventurous travelers unique experiences with wildlife parks full of diverse animals, vistas of the impressive Victoria Falls, breathtaking sunsets at Lake Kariba, and thrilling moments fishing on the Zambezi River. For a landlocked country surrounded by eight other countries including Tanzania, Malawi, and Botswana, Zambia stands out as a destination. English is the official language in Zambia, but, with over 70 different tribes spread throughout the country, a variety of languages abound including Bemba, Tonga, Lunda, and many others. One of the most important aspects of your trip planning will be giving consideration to when to go. Three distinct seasons, dry, hot, and wet, make up the Zambian climate. Understand the pros and cons to each when choosing when to travel to Zambia.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Zambia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Zambia:
measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
A yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry to Zambia. If you are coming to Zambia from a country where yellow fever is present you may be required to show proof of immunization. For example, if you are traveling from Angola to Zambia, proof of yellow fever immunization may be required.
For additional entry requirement information, please see the Zambia visa page.
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