Livinston  2012 Event




6th AfTLD African ccTLD Event
23 - 27 July 2012
          Theme: "Enhancing Internet Management in Africa"





About Zambia

Dear Visitor,

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 memorable visit.
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. 

Enjoy your stay in Zambia.

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.

In 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.

Zambia Country code 260; international access code 00

Besides 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.

Flight schedules are as follows:
Connection in South Africa, Johannesburg to Livingstone
Daily Flights
Connection in Zambia, Lusaka to Livingstone
Flights twice daily on Proflight at either 8.00 hours and 1500 hours or 12.00 hours and 15 hours. 


Delegates are 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 hard currency.


Banking: Monday to Friday 08.15 – 14.30
Shops: Monday 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.


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.

Zambia 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.


1.       Livingstone Museum
2.       Maramba Cultural Village
3.       Railway Museum
1.       Shoprite
2.       Spar
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.
Hippo's pub behind Fawlty Towers serves great meals and has a pool table and darts.
Zigzag also doubles as a booking office for various adventures as well as a small shop
which serves lunches and cakes on the pavement.
The Pigs Head, Kabompo Road is one of the local pubs, also serving food.
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.
Chanters is 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
Both 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 Information Desk.



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