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Credit Cards

Most hotels, restaurants, travel agencies and the bigger shops will take credit cards.

Visa is the most widely accepted. MasterCard is less common.


Most of the bigger banks will advance local currency against a credit card.  Most banks have ATM's which accept credit cards for cash.



Botswana Pula (BWP)

Bureau de Change


Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)

  • There are a variety of Bureau de Change operators in Livingsone

Further to the new regulations by the Zambian government, the local Zambian Kwacha (ZMK) is now the sole currency of payment for all local transactions. At the moment visa fees are still payable is US$ but everything else in ZMK.


United States Dollar (USD). South African Rand and Botswana Pula also commonly accepted.

  • Foregin currency can be changed at banks in Victoria Falls.

More on currencies from the Zambezi Traveller:
Zambian currency update from SafPar (ZT, April 2014)
Zambia introducing new bank notes in 2013 (ZT, Dec 2012)
Changes to foreign currency regulations in Zambia (ZT, June 2012)

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