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Located in Southern Africa, Zambia is a gorgeous country that provides travelers with a glimpse at beautiful wilderness and wildlife.
Though the country is landlocked, there are three rivers flowing through Zambia. One of the most popular landmarks is Victoria Falls, which is one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also safaris for travelers to visit, without the large crowds that often come with safaris in Kenya or South Africa.
In the cities, there are also bustling markets, delicious restaurants, and a lively nightlife.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Zambia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Zambia: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
Malaria is a serious threat in Zambia. Antimalarial medication is recommended for all travelers to the region. Dengue and chikungunya are also present and can be prevented through proper use of mosquito repellents and nettings.
Rabies poses some risk to travelers of various types. Consult with a travel health specialist to learn if this vaccine is right for your trip.
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A recent cholera outbreak in Zambia accounted for more than 1,000 confirmed cases and likely many more unreported infections.
The CDC recommends cholera vaccination for all adults traveling to the region.
Passport Health locations carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccination approved for use in the U.S. Make sure you’re protected and make an appointment today!
Travelers to Zambia must have a valid passport and visa to enter the country. It is best to get this visa before departing on your trip. Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be required based on your itinerary.
For more information, see our Zambia visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling or by filling out our online form.
Zambia is a tropical country, meaning it is warm and receives a fair amount of rain. The dry season runs from May to October, meaning there is little rain and low humidity. From November to April is the wet season. During this time, you’ll experience mostly afternoon rains and high humidity.
Areas situated in lower-lying valleys, as opposed to the elevated areas in central and southern Zambia, are much hotter.
Travel to areas bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola should be limited due to border conflicts and undetected land mines.
Major cities are safe during the day. But, there have been violent attacks reported. Theft or pick-pocketing is common. Travelers should be cautious while in-country and should stay in groups when possible.
Victoria Falls is one of the most popular destinations in Zambia. Over one hundred million cubic meters of water fall over the edge of each minute during the rainy season.
The adventurous can bungee jump off the Victoria Falls bridge, zip line across the Batoka Gorge, white water raft below the fall, experience tandem kayaking or take a beautiful helicopter flight to see the river and the land around it.
While an amazing country, a trip to Zambia does need some extra packing:
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Lusaka
Eastern end of Kabulonga Road
Telephone: +260 (0) 211-357-000
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