Driving and drivers licenses

Driving and drivers licenses in Zambia

Tips and guidelines for driving a motorhome or 4x4 in Zambia

Basic driving rules in Zambia

You must have your national or international drivers license on you at all times.

All of the occupants of the vehicle must wear a seat-belt, in the front of the vehicle as well as at the back. Child car seats and booster seats must also be used when necessary.

Driving at night outside of towns is strongly discouraged.

Between December and April certain roads may be inaccessible due to heavy rains in regions crossed by rivers.

Some roads are poorly maintained. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended and very careful driving is essential.

The mobile phone network is not reliable, so it is recommended to always travel with extra reserves of water, food and fuel, as well as a first aid kit and a spare tire.

 Be aware that traffic signals differ from vertical to horizontal from one country to another. Pay attention and adjust your driving!

This information is subject to change from time to time. Be sure double check before your trip.


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General Info


Extraordinary country with many campsites and a developed road network.


Avoid driving at night and always spend the night in established campsites.


Our South African colleague is here to advise you, help with your itinerary and reserve campgrounds in the high season.


For 5 - 6 passengers we recommend booking long in advance.


For certain park and nature reserve roads (except Kruger) a 4x4 vehicle is recommended.