Meet & Greet
We personally meet and greet you in Livingstone at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport.
You will need to book your flight from your home country to Johannesburg (O.R Tambo international airport). From there you will need to book a connecting flight to Livingstone (Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport) Zambia. We recommend booking with South African Airways as it allow transportation of rifles. Additional documentation needed is needed by persons under the age of 18 years for travel to and from South Africa.
Standard legislation pertaining to the carriage of weapons and ammunition for each destination will apply. Passengers entering South Africa with onward international flights may have their firearms and ammunition checked through to their final destination. Do however note that such firearms and ammunition may be blocked by airport baggage screening staff for inspection, which will require the airline to page each passenger to proceed to a designated baggage reconciliation area, where you will be required to open any bags containing ammunition for inspection. Please ask to have your rifle checked direct to Livingstone (Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport) Zambia.
Visas are required for most passports. Most visas can be purchased at the airport or border in United States Dollars cash. Keep a flight or tour itinerary and / or copy of air ticket handy. We will send you a letter stating you will be hosted by Balla-Balla Safaris in Zambia.
Departure from Bird Estate / Dendro Park is planned for the early morning after breakfast. We would have to leave early since it’s a 60 minute drive from Bird Estate or 5 hours’ drive from Dendro Park. You can either choose to overnight in Livingstone at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort or Royal Livingstone hotel or transfer directly to your pre-scheduled international connecting flight back home via Johannesburg (O.R Tambo international).
The local currency is Zambian Kwacha. There are numerous banks and bureau de change shops. US$ and all other major currencies are widely accepted though it will likely be convenient to have some local currency during your stay. ATM machines are available.
Medication, Medical Insurance & evacuation
Malaria is an endemic in Zambia. We suggest that you consult your doctor beforehand and inform him/her that you will be visiting a malaria area. Travelers carrying prescription medicine must carry a copy of their prescription at all times. It is also imperative that you have adequate medical insurance that includes evacuation in the event of an emergency
South Africa Airways
Additional documentation needed by persons under the age of 18 years for travel to and from South Africa.
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
If traveling for tourism purposes you require a flight or tour itinerary and / or copy of air ticket
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