Visa and entry requirements Zambia:
Passport required
German citizens are required to have a passport and visa for Zambia. Visas are issued by the Zambian embassy in Berlin. Tourist visas can also be issued to German citizens upon entry at the airport for a fee.
Visa costs: 50 USD

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Zambia:

Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa and, with around 17 million inhabitants, one of the fastest growing populations in the world. The state's name is derived from the Zambezi River. The country borders Angola and Namibia to the west, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Tanzania to the northeast, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast and Botswana and Zimbabwe to the south. The official language of Zambia is English and the national currency is the Zambian Kwacha, where 1 euro is equivalent to around 12 ZMW.

The land area of Zambia consists largely of plateaus between 1,000 and 1,400 meters high and savannahs. The highest elevation in the country is Mafinga at 2,339 meters.

The Kalahari Desert begins in the west of Zambia with the headwaters of the Zambezi. The Zambezi River also forms the southern border with Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. There are countless waterfalls in Zambia, some of which are large, including the well-known Victoria Falls on the Zambezi on the border with Zimbabwe. In addition, the northern area of the country is the catchment area of the Congo River, another important river on the African continent. Zambia is home to a total of 20 national parks.

The largest cities in Zambia 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, out of 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. Around 82% of the population are employed in agriculture, including over a million children. However, agricultural products barely cover the residents' own needs.

The two most important export products of the Zambian economy are copper and cobalt, which bring in almost three quarters of export revenue. Tin, lead, zinc and precious stones are also 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 an altitude of around 1,250 meters and is the political and economic center of Zambia. The main attractions in Lusaka 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, the Chilenje House, the Pakati Sunday Market, the Kalimba Reptile Park, the Sunday Crafts Market, the Lower Zambezi National Park, the Munda Wanga Park and the Namwane Art Gallery.

In August 2018 I visited Zambia for the first time from Malawi. Of course, during my last big trip to Africa, the world-famous Victoria Falls couldn't be missed. After a night in Livingstone in a fantastically well-kept lodge, surrounded by several wild animal species such as elephants, monkeys and hippos, I started my booked trip to the falls the next morning.

To put it bluntly, the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side are actually in a pretty pitiful state. Although a significant number of foreign tourists visit the famous waterfalls every day, there are only partially paved hiking trails, no decent toilets and no restaurant or cafe. The path down to the “Boiling Pot” is not developed at all and you sometimes have to climb over larger boulders.

The state of Zambia should really take an example from its neighbors Zimbabwe, where they can impressively see how such an important attraction can be prepared for tourism. Because after the waterfalls as seen from Zambia, my day trip in the afternoon took me across the border to Zimbabwe, on the other side of the Zambezi River.

One day after visiting the famous Victoria Falls on both sides, I took a short detour to Zambia's capital Lusaka. The city is quite modern and is certainly one of the more beautiful and pleasant cities in Africa.

I then continued my third major tour of Africa with the two Congos, the last remaining African countries.