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Cheap Flights to Zambia

Cheap Flights to Zambia

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked South African country, surrounded by places like the Congo, Tanzania, and Angola. With hills and mountains, beautiful lakes, and diverse wildlife, the country is a prime spot for outdoor adventure. To visit Zambia, Canadians will need a valid passport as well as a valid tourist visa.

With the extra costs involved with securing a tourist visa, you'll want to keep your travel costs as low as possible. Skyscanner's Cheapest Month Search Tool is a great option if you have flexibility with your travel dates. Additionally, you can set a Skyscanner Price Alert to keep track of airfare price fluctuations so you always book at the lowest price.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Zambia

November to April is considered to be the rainy season in Zambia. These months see almost all of the country's yearly rainfall. Thunderstorms and flooding are possible during this period. For these reasons, tourists generally prefer to visit the country during the dry season. May to August is considered to be the cool dry season, transitioning into the hot dry season from September onwards. Temperatures in the hot dry season generally sit between 20 and 25° C but can go as high as 35° C.

Airport and Airline Options in Zambia

There are dozens of airport options throughout Zambia's nine provinces. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) is easily the biggest airport in the country. Formally known as Lusaka International Airport, LUN is located about 26 km from Lusaka, Zambia's capital and most populous city. The airport is served by twelve airlines flying domestically and to cities like Dubai, Kigali, and Nairobi. Proflight Zambia currently offers the most flight destinations.

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI) is the country's second-busiest airport. Formally known as Livingstone Airport, the airport is located in the southernmost part of the country. LVI is served by airlines like British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and Kenya Airways.

Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (NLA) is the third-busiest airport. It is located in northern Zambia, near the city of Ndola. Six airlines operate out of NLA, including Airlink and South African Airways.

Arriving at the Airport

All airports in Zambia will offer limited amenities so you will likely not spend much time in the terminals once your baggage is picked up. Minibuses are a popular transportation option throughout the country. Though they are inexpensive, they are usually crowded and uncomfortable. If you have a lot of baggage, taking a taxi is the better option. A taxi ride from Kenneth Kaunda Airport to Lusaka's city centre will only take about twenty minutes.

Car rental service counters are also available at the major airports in Zambia. However, due to the generally poor conditions of the roads, car rental costs can be high. Most tourists prefer to stick to public transportation or taxis.

What to See and Do in Zambia

Most of the country's most popular tourist attractions are outdoor landmarks, like national parks and bodies of water. Victoria Falls, located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is visited by millions of tourists annually. The gorgeous waterfall is considered by many to be one of the Natural Wonders of the world.

Another key spot to visit is Kafue National Park, the largest national park in the country. The park is home to almost 60 different animal species, including antelopes, lions, elephants, and hippopotami.

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