17th – 27th of July 2019
17th – 27th of July 2019
Kilometers Per Bike
USD For 2 People
Liters Of Petrol Per Bike
Highest Point: 1348 m a.s.l
Lowest Point: 343 m a.s.l
~ 0.9 USD per liter
During the day between 228 and 35 degrees and at night between 8 and 14 degrees
The tarmac roads we were on, have been in a good state and traffic is not too bad, even in Lusaka.
In winter Zambia is always sunny and quite nice during the day. The nights can get a bit cooler, so be prepared!
Xenia: catched a really bad cold in Livinstone
Martin: catched a really bad cold in Lusaka
Here some apps and webpages we think are usefull for travelling overland to this country
Websites: Overlander Africa (Facebook Groupe)
Visa: We got ourselfs a 30 day KAZA visa which is valid in Zambia and Zimbabwe. This makes a lot of sense even if you do not want to got to Zimbabwe in general but if you want to visit the Victoria Falls on both sides.
Carnet de Passage: As we travel with the CdP we used it but you can also get a temporary import permit (TIP) at the border.
Insurance: You have to get an insurance when entering in the country. Make sure its a legit one as there are many fake insurance companies out there….often police checks shortly after the border if you got the insurance. Zambia is part of the COMESA (Common Market for East and South Africa). Therefore we got the COMESA insurance, valid for 12 months in Zambia as it was very easy and also pretty cheap (75 USD per bike).
Zambia is not the most interesting country for motorbike riders but we enjoyed the friendly people and relaxed atmosphere.
Here some very country specific information:
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