Kwacha and $US Dollars for travel to Zambia
|New information on Kwacha and $US Dollars for travel to Zambia.
Zambia is undergoing some economic policy changes at the moment and we’re enjoying the challenge trying to keep up with developments! As soon as everything is 100% clear we will of course update you – but you need to know a couple of things right now in order to be prepared for a trip to Zambia.
You can still pay for your safari in US dollars from abroad but US Dollars are no longer accepted within Zambia. You CAN still pay for Visas in US Dollars on entry to Zambia but once past Immigration you will need Zambian Kwacha to pay for airport departure taxes and any other cash incidentals.
The USD/Kwacha exchange rate is fluctuating a lot at the moment with a 14% swing in value just within the last 2 weeks so it is important to take this into account when calculating costs.
Departure taxes within Zambia are 58,000 Kwacha per person which used to equate to $11 per person but now – with the swing in value, K58,000 is worth $13.
To keep it simple –
Thank you Norman Carr Safari’s for this update.