April, May & November: USD $695 pppn based on double occupancy + $100 pppn National Park Fees and Community Development Levy.
June – October: USD $850 pppn based on double occupancy + $100 pppn National Park Fees and Community Development Levy.
All costs are charged in US dollars and payments made in any other currency will be adjusted at the exchange rate at time of payment. A 50% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before arrival in Zambia.
Airports: Anglers must travel to Lusaka International Airport, Zambia. British Airways and South African Airways operate flights to the airport from all major cities, via O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, SA. From here, you must catch a small plane, PROFLIGHT ZAMBIA offers flights into the LZNP and onto the Royal Air Strip, used by Chongwe. These flights can be booked online. Current airport departure taxes – International approx. ($30), Domestic ($10)
Health Information: Travellers must note that on entering Zambia immigration, you may be asked to present a vaccination bulletin showing an up to date YELLOW FEVER vaccine. This is now law in Zambia. The Lower Zambezi is a malaria affected area so appropriate prophylaxis is advisable.
Visas: At point of entry into Zambia, you will be required to buy a tourist Visa. A single entry is approx. 50$USD and a doube entry visa is 80$USD. Please visit the Zambian Immigration website for more information and fees.
Clothing: Layers are most practical for the fluctuating day/night temperatures of the Lower Zambezi Valley. Dull and/or neutral colours are more suitable for safari; white is definitely not practical, and black and dark blues can attract tsetse flies. Don’t bring too much – laundry is available in the camp – and there is a strict 15kg limit for baggage on light planes. It is best to pack hardy, durable clothing in a soft bag rather than a suitcase. Soft bags are also essential on light planes.
Climate: Zambia’s elevation on a plateau gives it a moderate to tropical climate with three distinct seasons: December to April is warm and wet, May to August (winter): cool and dry, September to November: hot and dry. Average summer temperatures range from 25 to 35 deg C and winter from 6 to 24 deg C.
Time: Zambia is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, 7 hours ahead of Eastern USA time and 10 hours ahead of Pacific and Western time.
Don’t forget: to bring – cameras and binoculars, plenty of spare film or digital memory, spare camera batteries and recharger. The camp has an inverter, so recharging in the evening from the generator is possible.