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Update: I did the trip (August 2012) in the opposite direction. See below for details. It seems it can be done, but it ain't no picknick. I'm yet undecided as to whether I'll do the trip, but the below seem to be the options. Note that the Scandinavia group (though still running a website) hasn't operated at least since 2009. Kampala to Lusaka by bus and ...


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Driving from Lusaka to Livingstone is straightforward. Most of the road is in reasonable enough shape, though last time I did the journey (about 4 years ago), there were still a few bad, potholed filled, stretches. But, even a regular (non 4x4) car will be able to do the journey fairly easily. There are several very reasonable hotels and guesthouses on the ...


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As per Lonely Planet discussion thread, only currency that can be withdrawn in Zambia is Zambian Kwacha. If you have make payment in USD, then either carry the cash in USD or withdraw money in Zambian Kwacha and buy USD from the banks. In case you decide to carry cash in USD, keep in mind few things (quoting from the above link) - All USD must be ...


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Working on the fact that it is one ticket and routed via Chicago and Frankfurt, I will hazard a guess you are flying with Star Alliance carriers (United, South African & maybe Luftansa). Assuming your flights are all connecting without any overnight stops, your bags should be checked all the way through and you should stay airside in the international ...


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Eastern Congo is affected by the rebel activities. Recent reports of rebels fighting with the army have been reported. Even gorilla tourism (in this region) have been affected and tourists can only for gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda. Will update you when the security situation has improved in the region.



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