Visa / Clothing

Visas for Zambia I get differering opinions on whether to get Visa before travelling or whether to get them at port of entry which is the best way to obtain visa.How long does it take if you deal direct with the Zambia High Commission

Also what type of clothing is best are shorts and sleeveless tops ok for during the day i know long sleeves and trousers for the evenings



In regards to visa’s Exodus follows the advice of the British Foreign Office. They currently say-
British passport holders require a visa to enter Zambia. Visas can be obtained from the Zambian High Commission in London. Visa fees for British nationals are US$50 for a single entry visa and US$80 for a multi-entry visa. Single entry visit visas are available at all ports of entry

It is normally fine to purchase a visa on the boarder. If you want to apply direct the High Commission you would need to check with them how busy they are at the moment and how long it will take to receive your visa.

Regarding clothes, I would recommend you come prepared for hot weather. You will need long sleeves and trousers to protect you against mosquito bites and you may choose to wear long trousers when walking in the bush. I would suggest you bring a range of clothes including shorts and t-shirts so you have appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
Enjoy your trip!


Hi there

I have no problem with sorting out the clothing on this trip but help on the footwear would be appreciated. On my other trips, walking boots have been required but on looking at some of the photos, sturdy sandals seem to be an option, particularly for the Delta etc. Am I thinking along the right lines here? Best to bring both?


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It's a good idea to have some sturdy sandals but you should definitely also bring walking shoes/boots. The main reason is that when you go on game walks you may be going through tall grass and uneven ground. Closed shoes, therefore, will protect your feet from potential cuts and stubbed toes (which I can attest from personal experience). On the other hand you might enjoy the sandals whilst in the mokoros (canoes), when visiting Vic Falls (where you can get quite wet from the spray) and at other times.

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