AFRICA RIDES: ZAMBIA
JUNE 18 – 25, 2022
Welcome to the World Bicycle Relief’s Africa Rides: Zambia Program! This will be an exciting and meaningful adventure to learn about the important work of World Bicycle Relief in the beautiful country of Zambia. Please visit each tab of this online portal to find information that will be helpful while planning your travels.
REGISTER FOR THE TRIP:
To register for the trip, please complete the Registration Form. One form is required for each traveler. You will need to have your passport information available to complete the form.
Once we receive your registration form, we will be in touch with you about payment to hold your spot on the trip. Please note the registration and payment deadline is Friday, March 18, 2022.
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. Once you have booked your flights, please email your round-trip itinerary to Dana (email@example.com) so that we can arrange your airport transfers accordingly.
Here are the recommended arrival and departure times:
- Arrive at Lusaka Airport (LUN) before 4:00pm on June 18th, 2022
- Leave from Lusaka Airport (LUN) anytime on June 25th, 2022
We strongly recommend all travelers have travel insurance with “cancel for any reason” (CFAR) coverage for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We recommend that travelers evaluate insurance options available for their needs and inquire with providers about “cancel for any reason” insurance, which provides greater flexibility in case of trip cancellation.
Below are two insurance brokers that Elevate Destinations recommends.
- Yonder Insurance– You are welcome to purchase travel insurance through our partners at Yonder Travel Insurance. You can contact Yonder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 855-358-6433 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CT).
- Travel Insurance Center – Dan Drennen is the representative who Elevate Destinations works with. To inquire with Dan about insurance policies he offers, you can reach him by email at email@example.com or over the phone at 1-402-343-3621.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through Yonder, Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel company of their choosing. If you purchase insurance with either, please be sure to tell them you have booked your trip though Elevate Destinations. 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.
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, more than 5 years old or in denominations under $20 are not readily accepted.
If you plan on visiting both Zambia and Zimbabwe we recommend applying for the Kaza Univisa which can also be obtained in advance or upon arrival in Lusaka. The cost of this visa is also $50. The visa is valid for 30 days and allows an unlimited number of trips between the two countries during this period. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders. The visa is neither extensible nor modifiable, but may be obtained up to three times a year.
If you prefer to obtain your visa in advance, you will need to apply through the Zambian Embassy in Washington, DC, or through a visa-processing service. We recommend A1 Passport and Visa in Washington, DC, for their great customer service. For questions regarding your visa application you can reach A1 Passport directly at (202) 639 1500. We recommend applying for your visa no later than 4 weeks prior to departure to allow for processing and shipping.
* 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 will need a multiple-entry visa to re-enter Zambia.
Feel free to download this handy pre-trip check list to help schedule out your trip preparations.