October 10-14, 2016
Welcome to the Africa Rides trip to Zambia! Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels
The registration deadline is July 10, 2016. Please complete the following Guest Profile form (Click here) for each traveler in your party by July 10 in order to reserve your spot on this trip. This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Naomi (email@example.com) once you have booked your flights.
- Arrive at Lusaka Airport (LUN) before 4:00pm on October 10, 2016
- Leave from Lusaka Airport (LUN) anytime on October 14, 2016
Elevate is pleased to support World Bicycle Relief’s great work by donating 5% of the cost of extension bookings back to them. Please let us know if you are interested in one of the following options before or after the Africa Rides’ main program:
- Victoria Falls
- Lake Malawi
- South Luangwa
- Customized extension
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Please make sure your passport is current and valid for at least six months beyond your trip departure date. Your passport should have at least two blank pages for the entry and exit stamps, or more if you are visiting several countries on this trip. Please note that the last two amendment pages are not acceptable for visas and immigration stamps.
All travelers to Zambia will need a visa to enter, which you can either obtain in advance or upon arrival at the airport in Lusaka. The visa-on-arrival is the best option for most travelers.
*Note – If you plan to visit Zambia only, then a single-entry is all you need; if your plans include visits to neighboring countries before/after your Africa Rides excursion, you may want to get a multiple-entry visa to re-enter Zambia.
In Advance (e-Visa):
Please visit the Zambian e-Visa website to learn more and submit your application online.
Once your e-Visa is approved, you will receive a e-Visa authorization letter by email which you should download and print to take with you. Your visa fee (USD $50) will still be paid on arrival in Zambia, when you clear Immigration at the airport. Note that exact change is required and bills that are ripped, wrinkled, old or in denominations under $20 are not readily accepted. Credit card payments are no longer readily accepted, so cash is recommended.
Your e-Visa authorization letter is valid for 3 months from the approval date, and you can enter the country at anytime within the 3-month period. We recommend applying for the e-Visa any time in between 3 months and 1 month prior to your trip.
If you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival in Lusaka exact change is required (USD $50) when you clear Immigration at the airport. Bills that are ripped, wrinkled, old or in denominations under $20 are not readily accepted.
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Zambia. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for Zambia.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and to take prescription medication before, during and after your trip to prevent Malaria. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Rabies, and Yellow Fever*.
Note: Zika is endemic in Zambia, and the CDC believes the risk to travelers is low. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant you should discuss your travel plans with your doctor.
*The CDC does not recommend yellow fever vaccine for most travelers to Zambia. However, you might consider this vaccine if you are staying a long time or will be heavily exposed to mosquitoes. If you are traveling from a country where Yellow Fever is present (not the case for the US) you will need to prove you have had the vaccination and produce a valid International Certificate of Vaccination on arrival at Zambian Immigration.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to Elevate’s Donor Travel Team:
For questions regarding World Bicycle Relief’s programs please contact: