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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 4×4 Vehicles for Zambia

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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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Zambia 4×4 Travel Advice

Introduction

Most tourists venture to Zambia 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 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. 4×4 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 4×4 self-drive 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


self-drive safari in livingstone zambiaVictoria Falls/Livingstone

This is one of the major tourist destinations for both Zambia and Zimbabwe and the town pretty much thrives off the tourism industry.


Lusaka

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 4×4 rental in Zambia.


lake kariba safari in zambia safariSiavonga

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 4×4 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.

Getting Around

There is a world of benefits when traveling through Zambia in a rented 4×4; 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 4×4 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.

Adventure awaits you in every direction in Zambia. If you really want to explore it in its entirety renting a 4×4 is the best option.  Drive South Africa with our excellent team of sales representatives and 4×4 self-drive safari Zimbabwe travel experts getting out there on the road really is a breeze. Contact us and one of our friendly travel experts will get back to you.

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