Start your Zambia Self Drive 4x4 Holiday
Zambia is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.
Our Recommended Vehicles for Zambia
Nissan Double Cab 4x4 BNDC
The Nissan Double Cab BNDC 4x4 is built to take on the harshest environments. This 4x4 is manual and has a 2.5 litre diesel engine, a 140 litre fuel tank and a fuel consumption of 12 litres per 100 kilometers. The Nissan Double Cab accommodates four people comfortably.
Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper
The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.
Ford Ranger Family and Group 4x4 Camper
The best vehicle for a self-drive safari is a 4x4 that’s fully-equipped for self-sufficient camping. The Ford Ranger Family & Group 4x4 Camper is ideal for two-four people travelling through Southern Africa.
Toyota Double Cab 4x4 BTDC
The Toyota Double Cab BTDC 4x4 is a four sleeper equipped vehicle. Ideal for a family trip through Southern Africa. This 4x4 has 2.4 litre diesel engine and a 160 litre fuel tank. The average consumption is 12 litre per 100 kilometres. The vehicle comes with two spacious rooftop tents.
Most tourists venture to Zambia for the reason of seeing the iconic and famed Victoria Falls, however Zambia is becoming a hot destination for 4x4 self-drives and safaris as it’s not quite as popular for safaris as other countries in the region.
This makes it one of the best kept secrets in the region for exploration as it’s still a relatively unfrequented safari destination where one is treated to serene open landscapes with minimal tourists in comparison to destinations such as Kenya and Tanzania. 4x4 hire Zambia gives you the chance to get out there and see all that this wildlife-rich country has to offer.
Best Time to Visit
If you want to get the most out of your 4x4 hire Zambia experience and also get to see as much breathtaking wildlife as possible the best time to go would be the dry season which is from May until October this is also the time of year where the weather is more temperate and settled with minimal rain. From September it starts to get fairly warm so prepare for this, from October it’s scorching. The rains come around December until April.
Where to Stay
This is one of the major tourist destinations for both Zambia and Zimbabwe and the town pretty much thrives off the tourism industry.
This is the leading city in Zambia and with that comes great accommodation options all over the city, this will more than likely be a stop off destination on your way to the various game parks nearby. This will be your chance to get a hot shower, a warm meal and maybe some urban nightlife before you hit the dirt roads in your 4x4 rental in Zambia.
This is another major tourist destination of the country for people wishing to get a bit of sun and water and boat cruises (amongst other activities) so this really is an area geared for tourism so there is no shortage of accommodation facilities in this area.
Around the area
Travelling from town to town is quite long this is why 4x4 hire Zambia is optimal.
Besides for the mesmerizing Victoria Falls, other noteworthy things to do include visiting Lake Kariba, Lake Tanganyika, the Chimp sanctuary and the Livingstone memorial. Zambia is also an adrenaline junkie’s paradise and one can get the heart racing by indulging in activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping and elephant rides. You can also learn how to scuba dive in Lake Tanganyika.
There is a world of benefits when traveling through Zambia in a rented 4x4; this gives one the freedom to really immerse oneself in the wonderful sights, sounds and scenes for which the area is famous for. You won’t have to worry about sticking to someone else’s schedule this gives you the freedom to go off road and experience the many 4x4 trails.
Length of Stay
For most nationalities you will get a month tourist visa on arrival check out the requirements for your country of origin before departing. As a minimum stay in Zambia since there is a lot to see and a lot of ground to cover it would be ideal to spend a minimum of three weeks. However if you fall in love with the country and wish to extend your stay, you can do so at the countries hubs for an additional fee.
What to Pack for Your Trip
One essential thing that you may forget is an international driver’s permit, a first aid kit and other necessary medical supplies will also come in handy. Travel insurance is always a valid essential and also bear in mind that many of the destinations you will be visiting will be in malaria zones.
FAQs for 4x4 Hire in Zambia
Bushlore Namibia and Botswana offer 4x4 hire in Zambia that adhere to strict COVID-19 health, cleaning and safety standards.
You can hire a 4x4 in Zambia from GBP 53.94 per day for a Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 from Bushlore Africa.
The cheapest 4x4 to hire in Zambia is the Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 from Bushlore Africa. You can rent the Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 from GBP 53.94 per day.
The cheapest 4x4 hire agency in Zambia right now is Bushlore Africa. Book directly with them via Drive South Africa.
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Camper 4x4 hire in Zambia costs anything from GBP 85.66 per day to GBP 102.65 per day.
With Camping Equipment 4x4 hire in Zambia costs anything from GBP 62.94 per day to GBP 84.16 per day.
Without Camping Equipment 4x4 hire in Zambia costs anything from GBP 53.94 per day to GBP 77.67 per day.
It costs GBP 377.61 to hire a 4x4 for a week in Zambia. The cheapest weekly 4x4 rental rate is for the Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 by Bushlore Africa.
It costs GBP 1618.35 per month to hire a 4x4 long term in Zambia. The cheapest monthly 4x4 rental rate is for the Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 by Bushlore Africa. You can pay up to GBP 1618.35 per month to hire a Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 long term in Zambia.
The most popular 4x4 hire locations in Zambia are Lusaka City Centre.
The most popular 4x4 hire companies in Zambia are Bushlore Africa.
Petrol costs from GBP 0.9775 per litre up to GBP 1.0135 per liter in Zambia. Diesel costs from GBP 0.8641 per litre up to GBP 0.8976 per liter in Zambia. Last updated at 01-12-2021