• Tyrone McKeith

How do I get to Zambia from Europe?

OK, so you’ve decided that Zambia is the destination for you (good choice!), but how on earth do you get here?


Of course the answer depends on where you are starting from, but in fact there are several options for flights to Zambia, with the hubs of Lusaka and Livingstone (for the famous Victoria Falls) being the destinations to aim for.


Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city, has a brand-new shiny airport – Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.


There are no direct flights from Europe to Zambia currently, but major hubs include Dubai (Emirates Airlines) and Doha (Qatar Airways), both of which are easily accessible from both Europe/UK and North America. Emirates and Qatar are world-class carriers and offer a great, affordable and reliable option for visitors to Zambia.


Other flight options include a popular route in from Johannesburg on Airlink. This is a useful route for our guests from Australia (with routes from Australia to South Africa) and also a route of choice for a lot of Europe and UK based visitors who prefer a longer flight to get some rest (apprx. 9 hours) and a shorter hop back up to Lusaka (apprx. 3 hours) as opposed to the 7 hour plus 7 hour Doha or Dubai options.


Lastly Kenyan Airways offer flights to Lusaka and have good connections in/out to London Heathrow (at very competitive prices), along with Ethiopian Airlines, also offering London Heathrow (and really handy USA route connections) to/from Lusaka on state of the art aircraft.


Depending on arrival and departure connections Classic Zambia is able to help organise personalized meet and greet services (helping with transiting through terminals or meeting onward vehicle connections), along with proudly offering our very own Cessna 210 aircraft ‘STJ’ for flexible internal flight departures. Using our own internal flights is ideal for those arriving and wanting to get straight into the bush, and for those who on the way out want to maximise their time IN the bush and not in the airport!