English speaking Zambia is a peaceful, friendly and welcoming country. Independent since 1964 it is a country of rich culture and vibrant contrasts, where it is possible to experience both an exclusive safari, and the thrill of Victoria Falls. The north of Zambia offers rustic adventures to see Kasanka's bats, the Shoebill at Bangweulu or the historic fascination of Shiwa Ng'andu. Livingstone with the magnificent Victoria Falls sits at the foot of the country with Lower Zambezi, and the wonderful Kafue National Park and Liuwa Plains lie in the Western regions. Contact us if you would like assistance putting together a Zambian adventure.
Do I need a visa to enter Zambia?
Entry visas are needed for most passports and are available on arrival in Lusaka. The current cost for most passport holders is US$50 for a single entry visa. Multiple entry visas are also available at a higher fee of US$80. We are happy to advise you on the latest charges / requirements – please enquire when booking.
How long is the transfer to Lion Camp from Mfuwe Airport?
As most of the transfer is inside the national park it is more of game drive than a ‘transfer’. Depending on what you encounter en-route it takes between 2-3 hours. (Link Airport Map)
How easy is it to connect between the capital Lusaka and Mfuwe?
Proflight operate daily scheduled flights using light aircraft on the Lusaka – Mfuwe route. Flight time is 70 minutes. Luggage allowance is one or two bags up to a maximum of 15 kgs plus a hand baggage limit of 5 kgs. Additional baggage allowance can be bought at the airport (15 kgs is approximately US$30). Please be aware that the airline exercises the right to refuse excess baggage if there is not enough space onboard the aircraft. If you are allowed more baggage on your international flight, have you considered helping ‘Pack for a Purpose’? It’s an effective and easy way of helping local communities and conservation projects. (Pack for a Purpose)
When can I stay at Lion Camp?
Lion Camp is open from the end of May to the end of October which is Zambia’s dry season.
When is the best time to visit?
There is no one answer to this question, as each month has its own merits. If you come between June and August, expect exceptional game viewing, at a comfortable temperature. From September to October, you can expect even higher concentrations of game, with more action, however it is extremely hot (up to 40 C) and dry.
How will I cope in very hot/humid weather?
We have installed cooling units over the beds to help especially in the hotter months. We also suggest slowing your pace, wearing loose clothing and drinking lots of water to keep well hydrated. Our well-positioned swimming pool is one of the best places to be in the middle of the day.