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Major cities and airports in Zambia
- Lusaka – Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
- Ndola – Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport
- Livingstone – Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport
- Mfuwe – Mfuwe International Airport
- Solwezi – Solwezi Airport
Time and Communication
Zambia follows Central Africa Time all year round, with no daylight saving time. The primary mobile network operators are MTN Zambia, Airtel Zambia, and Zamtel. While call quality is generally good in urban areas, coverage may be spotty in remote regions.
Money and shopping
The local currency is the Zambian Kwacha (ZMW), with an exchange rate of about 22 ZMW to 1 USD as of 2023. While US dollars may be accepted in some tourist areas, it is advisable to use local currency. Most establishments accept credit cards in cities, while cash is preferred in rural areas. Currency exchange offices typically operate from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
In Zambia, minibuses and taxis are common forms of transportation in urban areas. In more rural regions, bicycles and walking are common. For long distances, travelers can use domestic flights or coach buses.
- Victoria Falls: Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls is one of the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls.
- South Luangwa National Park: This park is renowned for its high concentration of big game. The park is home to over 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species.
- Kafue National Park: The largest national park in Zambia, offering a rich diversity of wildlife and important populations of lion, leopard, and cheetah.
- Lake Kariba: One of the largest artificial lakes in the world, offering outstanding fishing and beautiful sunsets.
- Livingstone Museum: Zambia’s oldest and largest museum, containing artifacts related to the country’s history and prehistory.