1. Be friendly.
Zambian culture is very generous and as such, individuals are accustomed to greeting each other by asking, “How are you?” regardless of the situation. Take direction from the locals by engaging in this practice to set a respectful tone between you and anyone you encounter.
2. Carry the certified copy of your passport.
Zambia requires visitors to carry the original or certified copy of their passport at all times. Be sure to get the copy when being issued your visa, and carry this while in Zambia.
3. Do not overstay your visa.
The Zambian government has implemented steep fines for tourists who overstay the date of their visa. Be aware of what you have applied for and how long you are legally allowed to stay in the country. This will save you money and possible jail time.
4. Put aside money for taxes.
You will be required to pay departure taxes and security charges when leaving Zambia. These fees can only be paid in local Kwacha currency and will vary depending upon if you are departing on a domestic or international flight.
5. Limit alcohol.
Having control of all of your sense is important while traveling. Keep your wits by reducing the number of drinks you have in an evening. This is especially true of female travelers who should be aware of an increase in date rape drugs used in Zambia. Never accept drinks for individuals you do not know, and have your drink with you at all times.