Clothing should be cool and comfortable, muted colors are the most suitable while on safari. Jerseys and heavier jackets are required for winter mornings and evenings. Long sleeves and trousers are advised for mornings and evenings year round due to mosquitoes. Sturdy shoes are essential, as are rafting sandals for Victoria Falls excursions. All Sanctuary camps and lodges offer a fully complementary laundry service.

Arrival and departure formalities

For most passports, a visa is required. Please check with local authorities for details. Two blank passport pages are required when travelling to Southern Africa. Check the number of days given on arrival at the immigration desk as there are steep fines for overstaying the number of days given. Departure tax is dependent upon which airline you are travelling with.


Malaria is a serious concern . Please consult your doctor for up to date travel advice. Travelers should carry an adequate supply of their prescribed medicines with them although chemists in the major centers carry a wide range of medicines and first aid accessories.


There is no need for language guides or language courses. English should generally bring you anywhere in Africa. Locals are used to tourism and embrace the additional income potential for their country, and you shouldn’t find it hard to communicate in English.

Security charge for Zambia

Please note that the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has added a Security Charge payable at all NACL airports in Zambia upon check in ie: Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola & Mfuwe effective as from the 01st January 2011. Details as follows:-
Cost: USD 3.00 per person per sector on Domestic flights, USD 5.00 per person per sector on International flights
Transit: The same conditions will apply to the Security Charge as is applied to departure tax. IE: If you are in transit you will only pay the Security Charge once at the airport of departure