Start your Lusaka Self Drive 4×4 Holiday

Lusaka, Zambia is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.

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Our Recommended Vehicles for Lusaka

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Nissan Double Cab 4×4 BNDC

The Nissan Double Cab BNDC 4×4 is built to take on the harshest environments. This 4×4 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.

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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.

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Ford Ranger Family and Group 4×4 Camper

The best vehicle for a self-drive safari is a 4×4 that’s fully-equipped for self-sufficient camping. The Ford Ranger Family & Group 4×4 Camper is ideal for two-four people travelling through Southern Africa.

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Toyota Double Cab 4×4 BTDC

The Toyota Double Cab BTDC 4×4 is a four sleeper equipped vehicle. Ideal for a family trip through Southern Africa. This 4×4 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.

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Lusaka Travel Advice

self-drive safari in zambiaIntroduction

The gateway to one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, Lusaka is the capital of Zambia and likely your first port of call when going on a 4×4 self drive safari in Zambia.

One of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa, as of 2010, the city’s population was about 1.7 million. Lusaka is the centre of both commerce and government in Zambia and connects to the country’s four main highways heading north, south, east and west.

Most tourists venture to Zambia not for the city but for the reason of seeing the iconic and famed Victoria Falls, however Zambia is becoming a hot destination for 4×4 self-drives and safaris mainly for the reasons that it isn’t quite as popular for safaris as other countries in the region. Because of this it is a dream self drive safari destination if you’re not fond of the crowds.

Best Time to Visit

If you want to get the most out of your 4×4 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.

Around the area

There is a lot of exploring to be done in Lusaka from markets where you can buy local clothing and other goods, to the Lusaka National Musuem which exhibits archaelogical finds and art to the Lusaka National Park and Munda Wanga Environmental Park (wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden).

Getting Around

You will need to hire a 4×4 to be able to handle the different types of terrain and quality of roads; 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 a guided tour schedule, this gives you the freedom to manage your own time.

Length of Stay

Zambia has a lot to offer, a perfect self-drive safari destination from game viewing in Lusaka to the Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River in Livingstone. Give yourself at leas 3 weeks to discover different corners of Zambia. For most nationalities you will get a month tourist visa on arrival, check out the requirements for your country of origin before departing. 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.

4×4 Hire in Lusaka Zambia

So what are you waiting for? Zambia is calling your name and with so many options for great places to see and 4×4 adventuring just waiting to experience you should already be in your hired 4×4. Your suited 4×4 is ready for collection in Lusaka to start the next great African adventure.

We have a team of travel experts and sales representatives waiting to make your 4×4 hire self-driving quest a reality.