Zambia Holidays

Delve into the heart of Africa in Zambia: where wildlife lies in abundance and the views are simply spectacular. 

Be in awe of the mighty Victoria Falls and step into Zambia's wilderness on a walking safari to witness the Big Five in their most natural habitat. For a completely different perspective of the plain's inhabitants, take yourself on a river cruise down the Zambezi River, or go white water rafting along the wild rapids. Zambia will welcome you with open arms; the perfect place to escape normality.

See more of Africa in one trip: twin your Zambia holiday with a visit to Cape Town or Zimbabwe for more safari adventure and wildlife encounters. 

 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Livingstone

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The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Time Zone

GMT +2

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland.

Currency

Zambian kwacha (ZMK)

Visa Information

Irish citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Zambia.

Language

English

Health Information

Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Zambia.

If you don’t already feel an affection for Southern Africa, we’re sure you will once you’ve landed in Zambia. This landlocked country, famed for its walking safaris, offers unrivalled game viewing opportunities. Amazingly, 30 per cent of the land is inhabited by wildlife. You’re going to adore its stunning safari lodges and unspoilt, rugged beauty.

  • Victoria Falls

    Nothing quite prepares you for seeing Victoria Falls, the 1,688-metre-wide waterfall that straddles the Zambian border. It will blow you away when you walk through its vast spray, which can travel for up to 30 miles. If you’re feeling adventurous, visit in the dry season and take a dip in Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool that forms at the edge of the waterfall.

  • Elephant in Zimbabwe

    Safaris and National Parks

    The safari guides in Zambia are some of the most highly-trained in Africa so you’re going to be mesmerised by the game-viewing experiences here. South Luangwa National Park is among the best places to spot the elusive cheetah and you’ll be blown away when you spot elephants and hippos in the great Zambezi River.

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Average weather in January

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Livingstone
23ºC
224mm

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Livingstone
23ºC
182mm

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23ºC
157mm

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23ºC
39mm

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20ºC
4mm

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Livingstone
18ºC

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Livingstone
17ºC

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20ºC

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Livingstone
23ºC
3mm

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25ºC
24mm

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Livingstone
25ºC
108mm

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23ºC
209mm
  • Harriet, Destination Specialist

    Harriet

    Destination Specialist

    “For the ultimate, once in a lifetime experience, I’d recommend booking a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. Nothing will quite prepare you for the sight from the air.”

  • Robert, Destination Specialist

    Robert

    Destination Specialist

    “If you want to stay right on the falls, book your stay at the luxury Royal Livingstone Hotel. It’s set right alongside the mighty Zambezi River and only a 15-minute walk to the falls.”

  • Karen

    Destination Specialist

    “Make your trip extra special with a memorable sunset Zambezi cruise – you may even see a variety of animals, such as hippos and rhinos.”

Our Zambia destinations

Zambia

Livingstone

Livingstone

Types of Zambia holidays

Zambia Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Zambia Safaris

Zambia Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

It takes approximately 13 hours excluding stopover time to fly to Zambia. There are currently flights available from London Heathrow to Livingstone via Johannesburg with British Airways and South African Airways and via Nairobi with Kenya Airways. 

You will pay various visa fees to travel across the Victoria Falls Bridge which links the two countries, however the most convenient option is to buy a KAZA Visa for $50. This is a single visa which allows you to visit both countries for up to 30 days. It also allows you to cross the Kazungula border from Zambia into Botswana – ideal if you are visiting Chobe National Park. 

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