Are you planning a trip to Zambia? Please read our travel advice and make sure you properly prepare. We recommend vaccinations for Zambia even though most vaccinations are not mandatory for a visit to this African country. Which specific vaccinations you require, is dependent on the places you will visit and the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.
The Republic of Zambia is located in Africa and neighbours several countries, such as Tanzania, Malawi, Namibia and Botswana. Zambia houses a wide variety of natural landscapes including mountain plateaus, rivers, hills, river basins and waterfalls. The many waters and the differences in altitude in the country provide some beautiful natural phenomena such as the Victoria Falls, a definite must-see. Of course, Zambia has much more to offer, varying from nature parks where you can spot a variety of wildlife to bustling cities such as Livingstone, Kitwe and capital Lusaka.
Regardless of your travel itinerary for Zambia, always take into account possible health risks such as infectious diseases, mosquitoes and the strong sunlight. Malaria is prevalent in Zambia. Our KLM Health Services health experts gladly tell you which vaccinations you require for your trip to Zambia and are happy to tell you what other precautions you can take to reduce health risks. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Zambia vaccinations: the most common risks
In Zambia, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Zambia and read which specific vaccinations you require.