SOUTHERN OFF-ROAD4x4 Hire

Relax in the experienced hands of our team who will help you to plan your 4x4 holiday in Southern Africa, and ensure that your trip is not only exciting, but also as safe and comfortable as you desire.

We are a business that prides itself with our personal touch. Pick up and drop off our vehicles at one of our depots in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Windhoek, or indeed any major town in Southern Africa.

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Zambia

  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Area: 752,618km
  • Population: 12,935,000 est
  • Official Language: English
  • Currency: Zambian Kwacha
  • Time Zone: CAT (UTC+2)
  • Dialing code: +260
  • Rainy season: November to April
  • Dry season: May/June to October/November

Many people who visit Zambia do so to see the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls and don’t venture further than Livingstone, but Zambia does have a lot more to offer for the Adventurous traveller. While self-drive isn’t as popular as it is elsewhere in Southern Africa, it is growing, and travelling in Zambia gives you a memorable wilderness experience. A lot of place are very remote and have large distances to travel between points..

Apart from Zambia’s many game parks there are other attractions and activities that are worth seeing such as Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba, Lake Tanganyika, the Chimp sanctuary or visiting the Livingstone memorial.

There are plenty of adventure activities such as white water rafting, river boarding, bungee jumping, elephant safaris or maybe even learning to scuba dive in Lake Tanganyika.

Malaria

Malaria remains a major public health problem in Zambia. We suggest that you contact a doctor with regards to anti malaria medication.

Roads in Zambia

In Zambia,people drive on the left hand side of the road. The general spoeed limit on national highways is 100km/h, secondary roads 100km/h asnd in urban built up areas 65km/h unless otherwise indicated. When taking a vehicle into Zambia one must obtain a temporary import permit (TIP) or, depending on the country of origin of the vehicle, a carnet de passage. If the driver is not the owner of the vehicle, they must have a letter from the owner for the use of the vehicle in Zambia.

Vaccinations

Yellow fever is recommended only for those who are travelling to the North West and Western Provinces and who are at risk for a large number of mosquito bites. For travellers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats. Hepatitis A and Typhoid inoculations are recommended for all travellers.