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    Driving Information Zambia

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Zambia state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence.

    Car Hire Requirements

    In order to rent and a pick up a car in Zambia, you need to be at least 21 years old and have held your license for over a year. Some suppliers may charge a young drivers surcharge for drivers younger than 25 years old.

    Driving Distances

    • Ndola to Lusaka - 319kms (4hours)

    • Chingola to Kitwe - 51kms (45mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Zambia driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Zambia is on the left hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Zambia are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid drivers licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Petrol stations in Zambia are easy to find in the main towns and cities, though keep in mind that they're almost non-existent in many parts of the country, and so always remember to carry enough fuel to get you to your destination.


    There are no tolls in Zambia, making driving in Livingstone, for example, simple.

    Parking Information

    In major cities, street parking is sometimes paid, and there are also parking lots where you can leave your vehicle.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way rental arrangements within Zambia are possible. Some restrictions and charges do apply. International one-way car hire is not permitted.

    Before picking up a car in Chingola, it is important to take the time to look through the above Zambia driving information, rules and regulations, to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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