Getting to the Zambezi
Most visitors outside of Africa access the Zambezi region via flights to Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa, and taking connecting flights to regional airports such as Livingstone (Zambia) and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). However it is possible to fly direct to other captial cities such as Harare (Zimbabwe), Lusaka (Zambia), Gabaronne (Botswana) or Windhoek (Namibia) and then connect to your Zambezi destination.
Livingstone and Victoria Falls airports are in the process of expansion and direct flights to the region via other routes are increasingly being offered. Check directly with flight operators our your local agent for current details. Aiport or departure taxes are also implimented in some instances - check at the time of booking.
The following scheduled airlines operate into the region
- SA Airlink - www.saairlink.com
- Air Zimbabwe
- South African Airways
- British Airways
- Air Namibia
- Air Botswana
- Proflight (Zambia) - www.flyzambia.com
The following chartered companies operate in the region :
- Mackair - www.mackair.co.bw - this airline operates out of Maun, Botswana
- Solentia - www.solenta.com - this operates Victoria Falls, Middle Zambezi, Kariba
- HAC - www.flyhac.com - this operates regionally
- Executive Air - www.executiveair.com - this operates out of Harare
- Proflight - www.flyzambia.com - operates all over Zambia
Once on the ground usually your accommodaton provider or safari agent will provide airport and activity transfers.
Read more from the Zambezi Traveller:
Airlink - Johannesburg to Maun, daily (Issue 09, June 2012)
Car hire services are available in all countries of the Zambezi. There are a number of self drive companies that provide 4 x 4 vehicles to drive into the region. These vehicles can picked up in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.
Train or Bus
Alternative routes into the region include train or bus.
Mazhandu family bus service www.mazhandu.com - daily bus service from Lusaka to Livingstone
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