South African Airways operates several flights daily from Johannesburg to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Lusaka. Alternatively, Emirates flies into Lusaka once daily from Dubai; Turkish Airlines from Istanbu; Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa; Kenya Airways from Nairobi; RwandAir from Kigali; and Air Namibia from Windhoek.
From Lusaka it is 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. Alternately, we can arrange a private charter to our nearby Kulefu airstrip, a twenty-minute drive from camp. Please contact us for more details.
Zambian authorities require travelers from most countries to purchase a visa. Information is readily available from your nearest embassy or consulate. The current 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/.
The World Health Organisation has identified Zambia as a malaria area. Therefore, proper prevention, by way of malaria prophylaxis, is recommended. As there are many different strains of malaria, we recommend consulting your doctor for the correct medication before travelling.
You may also require a documentation relating to yellow fever and other vaccinations. Consult your travel agent for more information about what vaccinations are required for entry into Zambia.
Guest safety is of paramount importance at Anabezi and Amanzi. All guides have advanced first aid training and each camp is equipped with a fully operational medical kit.
We recommend that all visitors to Zambia take out fully comprehensive travel insurance, providing cover for things like last minute cancellation fees, medical evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation to your home country.
While we cater for most dietary requirements, we ask that you communicate any requests before your stay to ensure we can accommodate your needs.
The Lower Zambezi is a typically hot climate with a distinct wet and dry season. You can expect mild to hot daytime temperatures all year-round. During the May to August dry season, however, the nights can get quite cold, so warm jerseys are essential if travelling during this time.
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:
As light aircrafts impose a 12kg weight limit on hold luggage, we recommend travelling with a soft duffel bag and a backpack or shoulder bag for valuables. Now that we have covered the bag itself, let’s get to grips with what to pack inside it!
As we offer a same-day laundry service, we suggest a less-is-more approach to packing. Here is a list of the 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 – while we provide spare binoculars in camp and in the vehicles, having your own pair makes for easy focusing when rushing to look at a bird in flight.
Camera – while a telephoto lens is great for zoom shots, your basic point-and-shoot, or even a phone camera will capture and keep safe 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 discovering you have run out of memory at the very moment you spy a leopard over a kill, or an elephant herd crossing 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 get chilly, especially when travelling in an open vehicle during the dry season. Lightweight layers are your friend, as you can always put on and take off.
Diary – great to record your thoughts and experiences on safari. Imagine sitting up in bed after dinner, mosquito net down, notebook 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 fishing, canoeing and crucial for walking safaris.
Flip flops – for relaxing around camp.
Neutral coloured clothing – when selecting clothes for your trip, try to stick to bush colours like khaki, dark green and brown, especially for walking safaris. Navy and dark blue clothes are not recommended as they tend to attract the dreaded tsetsi fly which has a painful bite! Bright colours are not advised as they can startle the game.
Sunglasses – Anything that protects your eyes from sun and dust will make your trip to Zambia infinitely more comfortable. Polarized glasses, however, are recommended to protect your eyes from the glare off the water on an all-day fishing trip.
Lip Ice / Chapstick
Sarong or kikoy – a travel must, especially in Africa. Any lightweight cotton wrap that can be used to cover fair or delicate skin in the hot sun or dampened as a cooling compress against the heat is considered an essential item on safari.
A book – while there is Wi-Fi available in the rooms and the main area of camp, our well-stocked library and selection of board games are a welcome change from the age of instant connectivity. Curling up with a good book against the shimmering backdrop of an African afternoon is the perfect way to pass the time until your next game drive.
Toiletries – all our rooms are stocked with a hair dryer, shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner as well as mosquito repellent.
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 three pin plug.
Each guide has a comprehensive first aid and sanitary kit in their vehicle, in addition to sunscreen and reference books on local birds and animals.