How Do I Get To Zambia?

by James


I am planning to come to Zambia. How do I get there? What airline can I use?

Once in the country, how do I move about?

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How Do I Get To Zambia?
by: Anonymous

Hi there!

Although the country is land locked it has many entrances through anyone of its bordering countries. There are about five ways of getting into the country. These are mainly by air, train, car, bus, or boat.

By plane

The country has four international airports i.e. the Lusaka international airport, Mfuwe international airport, Ndola and Livingstone airports. All these airports are serviced by the scheduled local domestic and international flights.

Lusaka international airport near the city of Lusaka is the busiest and most serviced of all the airports within the country. There are direct flights between Lusaka and Dar-es-salam, Johannesburg, Lubumbashi, London, Blantyre and several major cities within the region.

The Livingstone airport usually caters for tourists or travelers to the Livingstone's rich culture and wildlife. Some airlines like the Zambian airlines and South African airways have direct flights between Livingstone and Johannesburg. Kenya and British airways fly to Nairobi respectively.

By train

The Tanzania Zambia railways (TAZARA) operate both freight and passenger services between Kapiri Mposhi in central Zambia up to the Tanzanian port city of Dar-es-salaam.

There is a passenger train service operating between Kapiri Mposhi and Dar-es-salaam on Tuesday's and Friday's. It?s a nice way to experience life on both sides of the two countries.

The other railway line runs from Livingstone in the south up to the Democratic Republic of Congo border. It also runs both freight and passenger services.

The Chipata-Mchinji railway was recently commissioned to run between Zambia (Chipata) and Malawi (Mchinji). This new railway line provides the shortest possible route to port for land locked Zambia. Once its potential is fully realized the line will be serving Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

By vehicle

There are many alternatives if you are using the road. Zambia is connected to all her neighboring countries. But the most widely used routes are with Tanzania, Malawi, DR Congo, Namibia, Zimbabwe and ferry to Botswana. If you are driving by yourself, note that driving in Zambia uses the left.

By boat

Although the country is blessed with a lot of water ways, it has only one commercial ferry running in the Lake Tanganyika. The other rivers/waterways are not viable due to the physical hindrance/obstacles. There?s a post boat ferry on Lake Bangweulu which ferries both goods and passengers.


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