Currently, South African Airways have several flights daily from Johannesburg to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Lusaka; Emirates flies once daily from Dubai; Turkish Airlines from Istanbul, Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa, Kenya Airways from Nairobi, RwandAir from Kigali, and Air Namibia from Windhoek all have regular flights to Lusaka.
From Lusaka it’s just a short half hour’s flight by Cessna Caravan to Jeki airstrip in the Lower Zambezi National Park. There are three daily scheduled flights with Proflight or other charter airlines which connect to any international flight arriving before 15h30 in Lusaka. From Jeki it’s a two-hour game drive transfer to camp. You could alternately arrange with a charter company to fly in Kulefu airstrip, a twenty-minute drive from camp, please contact us for more details.
Visas are required by nationals of most foreign countries and this information can be obtained from your nearest Zambian Embassy/Consulate. The current standard Zambian visa rates are $50 for single entry. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or visit ? https://www.zambiatourism.com/travel-info/visa-information/
Zambia is regarded as a malarial area by the World Health Organisation, and therefore proper prevention, by way of malaria prophylaxis is recommended. There are many different strains of Malaria requiring specific drugs, we recommend consulting your doctor for the right anti-Malarial.
You may also require proof of Yellow Fever and other vaccinations, so please make sure these are up to date – consult your travel agent for details.
Guest safety is of paramount importance at Anabezi and Amanzi. All guides have advanced first aid training and the camp has a full medical kit on hand.
We recommend that all travellers to Zambia take out fully comprehensive travel insurance. This should cover things like last minute cancellation fees, medical evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation to your home country.
Most dietary requirements can be catered for, however we ask that you advise us of any specific dietary requests before your stay so we can accommodate your needs.
The Lower Zambezi has a generally hot climate with a distinct wet and dry season and fairly uniform temperatures nearly year-round. During the dry season from May to August, however, it can get quite cold at night so extra jerseys are vital!
June & July
|Min 13ºC ~ Max 28ºC
Min 8ºC ~ Max 25ºC
Min 12ºC ~ Max 28ºC
Min 16ºC ~ Max 32ºC
Min 20ºC ~ Max 38ºC
Dec, Jan, Feb & Mar
|Min 20ºC ~ Max 33ºC
Min 16ºC ~ Max 29ºC
Packing for Safari
We usually advise a soft duffel bag for your hold luggage and a backpack or shoulder bag for valuables. Now that we’ve covered the bag itself, let’s get to grips with what goes inside it! As hold luggage is limited by weight restriction (12kg for light aircraft) and we do have a same day laundry service, we suggest a less-is-more approach, but here is a list of your main essentials:
Hat – while our vehicles do have shade cover (removable on request) we always recommend a hat when out under the scorching African sun.
Sunscreen – see above!
Binoculars – we do have spares in camp and in the vehicles, but knowing and having your own pair of binos makes for easy focusing when rushing to look at a bird in flight
Camera – while a telephoto lens is great for zoom shots, so too, your basic point-and-shoot, or even phone camera will capture and keep the memories you make on safari. As a wise person once said “the best camera is the one you have on you”!
Spare SD/ memory card – there is nothing more disappointing than being a shutter-happy photographer and realising you’ve run out of space at the very moment you see a leopard over a kill, or elephants playing in the river.
Charger – stands to reason, but good to have a reminder anyway! Each room has a bank of international plug points but we recommend a multi adapter just in case.
Jacket and/or lightweight fleece – mornings and evenings on the Zambezi can prove particularly nippy, especially with the chill factor of an open vehicle. Lightweight layers are your friend here; you can always put on and take off.
Diary – great to record your thoughts and feelings as and when you experience them. What could be better than scribbling in your notebook while sitting up in bed of an evening after dinner, mosquito net down, page illuminated by a soft bedside light and listening to the lions calling outside camp. Very Hemmingway!
A pair of comfortable shoes – suitable for activities such as walking safari, fishing or canoeing
Flip flops – for relaxing around camp
Neutral colour shorts, shirts and trousers – try to stick to bush colours, khaki, dark green and brown – especially for walking safaris. Navy and dark blue are not recommended as they tend to attract the dreaded tsetsi fly which has a painful bite! Bright colours are also something of a no-go as they tent to startle the game
Sunglasses – polarised glasses are great, especially with the glare off the water on an all-day fishing trip, but anything that protects your eyes from sun and dust makes life infinitely more comfortable.
Lip Ice / Chapstick
Sarong or kikoy – a travel must, especially in Africa. A light cotton wrap that can be used to cover fair or delicate skin in hot sun, dampened in the heat for a cooling compress, used over pyjamas as a dressing gown/ and or sleepwear, or even as an extra blanket.
A book – while the rooms and the main area of camp do have Wi-Fi, a selection of board games and a small library, in the age of instant connectivity and blue light from phone and laptop screens, it’s quite nice to turn a page and not worry about email notifications. Even if you don’t get a chance to read, if you don’t bring it you’re bound to end up wanting one while waiting for a flight or relaxing in your room!
As far as toiletries go, all our rooms are stocked with a hair dryer, shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner as well as Peaceful Sleep mosquito repellent, so unless you require a particular brand for your luscious locks, there’s no need to burden your baggage with bulky bathroom paraphernalia!
Please be advised that owing to cultural customs, we provide hand washing laundry soap for ladies’ delicates.
All rooms have a bank of international plug points, but Zambia uses a standard UK square 3 pin plug
Each guide has a full first aid and sanitary kit in their vehicle, in addition to sunscreen and reference books on local birds and animals.