Livinston 2012 Event
6th AfTLD African ccTLD Event
23 - 27 July 2012
Theme: "Enhancing Internet Management in Africa"
ZAMBEZI SUN HOTEL
Welcome to Zambia also known as the Real Africa. This welcome pack is designed to
address your immediate needs and make your stay comfortable.
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology
Authority (ZICTA) warmly welcomesyou to Zambia. We hope you will have a
In this Pack we
have endeavoured to give you as much information as possible to help you have
an idea of what to expect once you are in Zambia. Should you need additional information,
please contact ZICTA using the contact numbers and email addresses indicated on
the first page.
your stay in Zambia.
Information and Communications Technology Authority
The Republic of Zambia is landlocked and bordered by
Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Democratic Republic of
Congo and Botswana. The country has a surface area of 752,614 square kilometres
and divided into 72 districts.
Arrival at the HARRY NKUMBULA INTErnational airport
Livingstone’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula is one of the
major airports in Zambia. It is a 24 hour open airport with full amenities of
an international airport.
case you need to make phone calls upon arrival or over a period of extended
stay, it is advised that you get connected to one of the telephone service
providers MTN, Airtel, Orange and Zamtel. The cost of a prepaid telephone sim
card for any of these providers does exceed US$1.00, which is equivalent to K5,000
only, and then you will buy airtime cards depending on the usage. An
international call costs around K2,000 (US 40 cents) per minute.
Country code 260; international access code 00
telecommunication services, we have other communication services such as;
Internet services, where we have a number of internet cafes and hotspots in
some places; Postal services which include mail, courier, and philately
services; Broadcasting services (Radio and Television).
Zambia uses 230 Volts AC (50Hz) Electricity adapters.
It is strongly advisable that all delegates travel
with full cover Travel Insurance.
Participants are responsible for making their own
travel arrangements to Livingstone. All
travel information, including flight numbers, arrival and departure dates
should be communicated to the Organising Committee for facilitation of airport
transfers. The airport transfers will be
provided by the Host.
are as follows:
Connection in South Africa, Johannesburg to
Connection in Zambia, Lusaka to Livingstone
daily on Proflight at either 8.00 hours and 1500 hours or 12.00 hours and 15
reminded that they are responsible for their personal insurance of all aspects
relating to the participation at these meetings.
Zambia’s unit of currency is the Kwacha (K), sometimes
listed as ‘ZMK’ (Zambia Kwacha). In
cities and larger towns, you can change cash and travellers cheques at branches
of Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
Larger branches have ATMs that accept Visa. Foreign exchange offices called Bureau de
change are easy to find in Livingstone and other larger towns. For an accurate exchange rate, it is
advisable to check just before departure as it fluctuates. The major Credit cards are widely accepted. Travellers’
cheques are best taken in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Many Lodges and businesses prefer payment in
Banking: Monday to Friday 08.15 – 14.30
to Friday 08.00 – 17.00 Saturday 08.00 – 13.00
Bureaus are usually open up to 17.00 hours
There are over 70 plus ethnic groups speaking
different languages. Visitors who speak
English will have no communication problem.
Tonga and Lozi are other common languages spoken, especially in
Livingstone has a hot climate, with extreme
temperatures of 40.6 degrees Celsius and 3 degrees Celsius and an annual
rainfall of almost 30 inches. Delegates
are advised to consult their medical doctors to find out if they need to take
malaria tablets. There is a hospital in
Livingstone with operates 24 hours. The
rainy seasons occur from November through April.
TIMEZambia is two hours ahead of GMT.
The Victoria Falls area is rapidly becoming known as
the “Adventure Centre’ of Southern Africa, with various adrenaline sports,
unmatched scenery of breathtaking proportions, and many other leisure options
for outdoor lovers.
Cultural Village3. Railway
Utsav Indian Restaurant -
found in the main Mosi-o-tunya Rd. They also have a takeaway
section called Exciting Biting
The Laughing Dragon - Chinese -
just off the main road near the Hungry
Lion - a
fast food outlet.
behind Fawlty Towers serves great meals and has a pool table and darts.
doubles as a booking office for various adventures as well as a small shop
which serves lunches and cakes on the
Head, Kabompo Road is one of the local pubs, also
Eatrite Fast Foods,
in the main road
For excellent lunches and steaks try Mr. Pete’s just on the outskirts of
Town on the
way to the Falls.
a good restaurant in Lukulu Rd with accommodation as well.
Flying Pizza on
the main road near the Adventure Centre serves great pizzas,
Shawarmas, burritos, and soft drinks.
The water front always
has meals available on their terrace on the river's edge
Sun International Hotels have
several good restaurants. There are numerous forex bureaux in the main
towns. The exchange rate varies from
time to time, but it ranges from Kwacha 5,000 to 5,400 per US $1.00.
Zambians are known for their hospitality and friendliness towards each
other and visitors alike. Although all Zambians
are very helpful it is always advisable to be cautious when dealing with
strangers. Police officers are very helpful and are easily identified by their uniforms
and although some may be plain-clothed police. Like everywhere in the world valuables
should always be safeguarded or left in the hotel safe box. If you do not know
where to obtain a certain service or you are not sure always contact the Hotel