Explore the wide variety of geography in Zambia with a 4 x 4 vehicle from Rhino. A 4 x 4 vehicle is almost essential unless you’re staying in the capital and we’ve got plenty of them for you to choose from. All of our vehicles are top quality, have been carefully maintained and come with comprehensive protection for you and the car when you’re on the road. We include comprehensive insurance, collision damage waiver and emergency assistance day and night in with the price so you can be assured you’re getting the best value car hire deal.
Zambia Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Zambia’s wealth comes almost exclusively from copper and diamond production
- Zambia was called Northern Rhodesia under the British Empire
- It gained independence from the UK in 1964
- The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, is found on the border with Zimbabwe
- Zambia is a completely land-locked country
Zambia Mini Guide
It’s got lots of amazing safari parks, with widely varying ecosystems so you’ll never get bored of looking at the animals and the countryside. You can marvel at Victoria Falls, track gorillas in dense jungle or watch lion, elephant and more in the world’s biggest canyon; the Great Rift Valley. It’s a relatively safe country to visit and as long as you exercise common sense you should encounter no difficulties. The capital Lusaka, is of interest as a place to stay for a day or so before heading out to explore the natural wonders of the country.
The only direct flights to Zambia from the UK go to Kenneth Kaunda Airport in Lusaka. BA operate a weekly flight to the capital from London Heathrow whilst you can also fly from Amsterdam with KLM. Once in Lusaka, local airlines can connect you with regional airports, the most popular being Livingstone Airport – the entry point for the Victoria Falls. At any of the airports it’s best to hire a car to get around rather than rely on public transport or taxis.
What to See in Zambia
You’ll get nowhere without a hire car but collecting a pre-booked hire car from Lusaka Airport or from car hire Livingstone Airport will open up a whole new world to you. The capital has the National Museum which details the struggle for independence and a little history on the British era in Zambia.
Outside of the capital, the attractions are the national parks which include West Lunga, a densely forested park and the Lower Zambezi, a park almost untouched by tourism. The highlight of any trip to Zambia has to be the Victoria Falls which, surprisingly, are twice as tall as Niagara and twice as wide. They are known locally as the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ for the spray that is produced through which the sound of the falls is heard.