LATEST ZAMBIA NEWS
Six Teams Represent Zambia in 2023 Wildlife Ranger Challenge
Every time you see a lion, leopard, wild dog or pangolin, one of the main reasons for its survival is a ranger. Unseen and unsung, wildlife rangers across Zambia work day and night to protect the country’s incredible biodiversity. They rack up long hours, face malaria and often have little [...]
New Direct Flights to Zambia
Soaring demand for travel to Zambia means that several existing routes have been revived with increased flight frequencies, and a major new route added. Proflight Zambia’s Lusaka-Durban route returned in April 2023, linking the capital with the popular seaside city on South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast. In May, Proflight upped [...]
Mindful Travel in Zambia: How to take a Relaxing Vacation that Boosts Your Mental Well-being
By Stan Clark Zambia has been hailed by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as one of the safest places to travel worldwide. In 2019, around 1.27 million tourists visited Zambia, providing the country with USD820-million in revenue. The safety and popularity of tourism in this country may help [...]
Can You Take Your EV or Hybrid to Zambia?
Short answer: No. Longer answer: Sort of. Self-drivers to Zambia have always been advised to fill up every time they pass a fuel station and to carry extra diesel. But that is slowly changing as the first electric vehicle charging station came onstream in Lusaka in February 2023. Subilo Energy, [...]
All Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Lifted
On 21 March 2023, the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) announced that all remaining travel restrictions relating to the coronavirus would be lifted with immediate effect. This means that you will not have to: Show proof of vaccination Show proof of recovery from Covid-19 Show proof of a negative [...]
Large New Family Unit Coming to South Luangwa!
Travelling in groups or with parents, children and grandchildren all together is getting more and more popular. A new private safari house – earmarked to open in September 2023 – will be able to accommodate up to nine people in three en suite bedrooms, a boon for multi-generational families. It [...]
12 March is Youth Day – Easy Ways to Invest in Zambia’s Future
Tongabezi Lodge supports education in Zambia. Did you know about 70 percent of Zambians are under 30 and around 46 percent are under 15? This is a very young population without a significant older cohort to show the way, which is why education is so crucial. Every year [...]
Top Mfuwe Project Up for Royal Earthshot Prize
Phelida, Clera, Grace and Peggy at the Mulberry Mongoose workshop. Mulberry Mongoose, a Mfuwe project that turns brutal snare wire into beautiful jewellery for men and women, has been nominated for an Earthshot Prize in the Protect and Restore Nature Category. Prince William founded the prize in 2021 [...]
How to Help Zambia’s Game on World Wildlife Day
Aerial law enforcement patrols with CSL. 3 March is World Wildlife Day and the theme for 2023’s celebration is, ‘Partnerships for wildlife conservation’. In Zambia, conservation is the life’s work and calling of thousands of people who often operate in dangerous conditions for little monetary reward, fighting to [...]
Fishing Season Opens on 1 March!
For keen anglers, fishing season can’t come soon enough. The official fishing season opens on 1 March 2023 after closing on 1 December 2022 to allow stocks a chance to recover and for breeding to take place uninterrupted. As a country of many significant lakes [...]
Six Ways to Help CSL (That Don’t Involve Donations)
Conservation South Luangwa, which patrols a colossal 1.4 million hectares and relies solely on private donations and grants, had an immensely successful 2022 in terms of conserving wildlife, preserving habitats, deepening the team’s skills and fostering even stronger bonds with surrounding communities. Here’s a quick overview of the team’s achievements [...]
Zambezi River: High Water Season Has Begun!
As water levels continue to rise, the Zambezi River's High Water Season has already begun. Here's what travellers should keep in mind when planning a visit to the Zambezi during prime time... The high water season opens up a number of exciting opportunities for adventure seekers to experience the Zambezi [...]