Visa and entry requirements Zambia:
For German citizens, Zambia has passport and visa requirements. Visas are issued by the Zambian Embassy in Berlin. German nationals can also be issued with a tourist visa fee when entering the airport.
Visa cost: 50, - USD
Information from the Foreign Office on her Zambia trip:
Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa and one of the fastest growing populations in the world, with about 17 million inhabitants. The name of the state derives from the river Zambezi. The country is bordered to the west by Angola and Namibia, to the north by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the northeast by Tanzania, to the east by Malawi, to the southeast by Mozambique, and to the south by Botswana and Zimbabwe. The official language of Zambia is English and the national currency is the Zambian Kwacha, where 1, - Euro corresponds to 12, - ZMW.
Zambia's mainland area consists mostly of plateaus between 1.000 and 1.400 meters, as well as savannahs. The largest collection in the country is the Mafinga with 2.339 meters.
In the west of Zambia begins the Kalahari Desert with the headwaters of the Zambezi. The Zambezi River also forms the southern border with Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. In Zambia, there are numerous, sometimes large waterfalls, including the famous Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River on the border with Zimbabwe. In addition, the northern land area is the catchment area of the Congo River, another important river of the African continent. Zambia is home to a total of 20 National Parks.
Zambia's largest cities include Lusaka, Kitwe, Livingstone, Ndola, Kabwe, Chingola, Mufulira, Luanshya, Chipata, and Kasama.
The country has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world. Another health problem is malaria, of which over four million clinical cases annually, more than 60.000 people die from this insidious disease.
Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world. About 82% of the population work in agriculture, including over one million children. However, the agricultural products just cover the residents' own needs.
The two main export products of the Zambian economy are copper and cobalt, which account for nearly three-quarters of export earnings. In addition, tin, lead, zinc and gems are mined in the country.
The capital and by far the largest city in Zambia is Lusaka with around two million inhabitants. Lusaka is located in the south of the country at about 1.250 meters altitude and is the political and economic center of Zambia. Lusaka's main attractions include Lusaka National Park, Lusaka Cathedral, Jame Mosque, St. Ignatius Church, Southern Africa Freedom Trail, International Conference Center, 37D Gallery, Zambia National Museum, Lusaka National Park, Chilenje House, Pakati Sunday Market, Kalimba Reptile Park, Sunday Crafts Market, Lower Zambezi National Park, Munda Wanga Park and Namwane Art Gallery.
In August 2018 I visited Zambia for the first time coming from Malawi. Of course, during my last big trip to Africa the world famous Victoria Falls were not missing. After a night in Livingstone in a fantastically well-kept lodge, surrounded by several wild animals, such as elephants, monkeys or hippos, I started my booked excursion to the waterfalls the next morning.
To put it simply, the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side are in a pretty pathetic state. Although every day a significant number of foreign tourists visit the famous waterfalls, there are only partially paved trails, no decent toilets and no restaurant or cafe. The way down to the "Boiling Pot" is even not developed at all and you have to climb there partly over larger boulders.
The state of Zambia should really set an example to its neighbors Zimbabwe, where they can impressively see how to make such a significant tourist attraction. Because after the waterfalls from the viewpoint of Zambia, my day trip in the afternoon took me over the border to Zimbabwe, on the other side of the Zambezi River.
One day after the two-sided visit to the famous Victoria Falls, I made a short trip to Zambia's capital Lusaka. The city is quite modern and certainly one of the nicer and more pleasant cities in Africa.
Then I continued my third big trip to Africa with the two Congos, the last remaining African countries.