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Plan your next visit to Zambia from a number of domestic locations within South Africa with SA-Airlines and cheap flights to Lusaka, the capital city of this peaceful African nation. With daily flights to Lusaka from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, you can explore this African gem of a country with ease.

Despite being a land-locked country, Zambia's landscape and way of life for its locals is defined by the three great rivers which flow through it - the Kafue, Luangwa and the Zambezi rivers. Exploring Zambia is defined by its vast, open landscapes of African bushveld, astonishing diversity of wild life and exploring incredible sights such as the raging Victoria Falls and Devil's Pool, the Bangwelulu Wetlands and Lusaka and Kafue National Parks.

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June - August are also dry months, although they can be cooler in temperature, with typically frosty nights.

The 'Emerald Season' falls from November - April and is the wet season, but despite this, the landscape is vibrant and in-bloom, and the wildebeest and bat migrations also typically take place during this time.

International Flying times from Zambia

Zambia is serviced by its main international airport in Lusaka, the capital city. The Kenneth Kaunda International Airport services flights to numerous destinations throughout Africa and the Middle East. Some of the most popular destinations and their flying times include:

Direct International flights:
  • Lusaka to Johannesburg: 2 hours
  • Lusaka to Windhoek: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Lusaka to Dubai: 7 hours, 5 minutes
  • Lusaka to Addis Ababa: 4 hours
  • Lusaka to Dar es Salaam: 3 hours, 50 minutes
  • Lusaka to Nairobi: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Book Cheap Flights from Zambia, with the Following Airlines

Lusaka's Kenneth Kaunda International Airport services a plethora of international destinations throughout the African continent and the Middle East, while some of the most popular and well-established airlines operating from the airport include:

International Airports in Zambia

Zambia is serviced by its largest international airport, Kenneth Kaunda International, located 26 kilometres from the centre of Lusaka. It was formally known as Lusaka International Airport, after being renamed Kenneth Kaunda International in 2011, in memory of the nation's first president.

The airport saw a major overhaul in 2015 with a $360 million expansion, including the construction of a two-storey terminal, 22 check-in counters, 12 border control channels, a presidential terminal and new traffic control building. The airport services approximately 2 million passengers per year.

Getting to and from the Airport and Exploring Zambia

Upon arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International, travellers are offered a taxi network to transport them to all major parts of Lusaka. Alternatively, many hotels will organise a pre-arranged pick-up service.

To get around the major parts of Zambia travellers are advised to use taxis or private bus hire companies which offer comfortable, European-style express busses along all major routes. Tickets for these must be bought the day before and can also be pre-arranged by hotels. Public buses are an option, but travellers are advised that they are generally far slower and tend to be unreliable.

Top Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest in Zambia
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Victoria Falls World Heritage National Monument
  • Devil’s Pool
  • Lusaka National Park
  • Lilayi Elephant Nursery
  • Bangweulu Wetlands
  • Livingstone Museum
  • Lusaka City Market
Food in Zambia

As with most African countries, Zambia is host to its own set of unique, traditional dishes as well as plenty of modern, westernised restaurants and curry houses to sample in the major cities such as Lusaka and Livingston.

Some typical Zambian dishes to sample include:

  • Freshwater fish including: Bream, Nile perch and salmon
  • Nshima: a porridge made from ground maize
  • Ndiwo: A tasty relish made from meat or fish and green vegetables
  • Ifisashi: A vegetarian stew of peanuts, tomatoes, spinach and cabbage
  • Mosi: the local beer
  • Munkoyo: Zambian’s favourite non-alcoholic drink made from maize and the roots of the Munkoyo tree
Know What Visa You Need Before You Book Cheap Flights to Zambia

Visa regulations into Zambia change regularly and travellers are advised to confirm which documents will be needed during their time of travel. South African passport holders can obtain a tourist visa upon entering Zambia, available at major borders and airports.

All passports must be valid for at least six months from date of arrival. A yellow fever certificate is also generally required for South African passport holders.

Fun and Interesting Facts about Zambia
  • Before Zambia claimed independence in 1964, it was known as Northern Rhodesia
  • Victoria Falls, located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometres
  • Kafue National Park is the largest national park in Zambia – roughly the same size as Wales!
  • There are a whopping 72 languages spoken in Zambia
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