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Find cheap flights to Zambia from $711

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Lusaka
Lusaka2 stops$1,005
Livingstone
Livingstone1 stop$1,151
Ndola
Ndola2 stops$1,530

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FAQs - booking Zambia flights

  • What are the passport and visa requirements when traveling from the United States to Zamibia?

    Every citizen of the United States of America must have a visa before entering Zambia. In addition, your passport must be valid for six months from the date you intend to leave for Zambia and must contain at least two blank pages. Note that anyone who qualifies for an ordinary visa to Zambia is also eligible to apply for an e-visa, provided they are aged 16 or older.

  • Besides New York and Dallas, which other city in the U.S. offers flights to Zambia?

    If New York and Dallas lie far away from you, you can opt to fly to Zambia from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Illinois, Logan International Airport in Boston, or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). All these airports provide connecting flights to Zambia, landing at the country’s main airport, LUN. Suppose you are flying from PHL; you’ll fly aboard British Airways, then have a layover in Nairobi before proceeding to Lusaka aboard Kenya Airways.

  • If I want to travel to Victoria Falls, what is the best way to get there?

    Victoria Falls, locally known as Mosi-oa-tunya, is an iconic attraction located in the southern part of Zambia. Although this region is served by Livingstone Airport, it is recommended that you fly into LUN from the U.S., before taking a domestic flight to LIV. This landmark lies about 38.8 km from the airport, and it takes about 20 minutes to get there by car.

  • Which is the best way to fly to Harare from Lusaka?

    Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe, which borders Harare to the south. The easiest way to fly to this city is from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to Harare International Airport (HRE). Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways provide nonstop flights between these two destinations. On the other hand, South African Airlines provides two-stop flights via Johannesburg and Gaborone.

  • Which is the best arrival airport in Zambia if I am flying in from the United States to experience Chambo Chalutanga?

    Chambo Chalutanga is an annual ceremony held every September by the people of Mfungwe tribe in Isoka district. The best way to arrive here is by flying into Mbeya Aiport (MBI) in Tanzania and traveling via ground transportation, which is about three hours by car. If you are arriving through LUN, you’ll have to connect to DAR before landing at Mbeya.

  • What is the easiest way to get to South Luangwa National Game Park from the United States?

    South Luangwa National Game Park is located in Zambia’s Luangwa River valley. This area is served by Mfuwe International Airport (MFU), with most flights as connections from LUN. The park sits about 38 km away. If you are renting, choose a 4-by-4 vehicle, and you’ll be at the park in about an hour. Abundant wildlife such as buffaloes, giraffes, and elephants could be visible during your visit.

  • How long is the flight to Zambia?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to Zambia takes 32h 20m, covering a distance of 8385 miles. The most popular route is New York - Lusaka with an average flight time of 21h 05m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Zambia?

    The cheapest ticket to Zambia from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $1,073. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Lusaka and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,073.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Zambia?

    The next most popular destinations are Livingstone (15%) and Ndola (9%).Searches for flights to Mfuwe (0.5%) are also popular.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Zambia

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Zambia flight deals.
  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka is the main gateway in Zambia, connecting the country with the rest of the world. Regardless of the region, you are visiting, you will have to land at LUN before connecting to other domestic airports. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York is the most popular departure airport for most airlines operating from the U.S. to Zambia, with most of them originating from the East Coast of the United States of America.
  • Travelers departing from the central part of the U.S. to Zambia are likely to fly through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Almost all flights taking this route land at LUN, with some of them making one-stop or two-stop connections before landing. Among the most common layovers are Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD), Dubai International Airport (DXB), and London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
  • Suppose you intend to explore the southern part of Zambia. In that case, consider booking a flight to Livingstone Airport (LVI). Several airlines travel along this route, with most of them making one-stop or two-stop connections in their capitals or hubs. For instance, Kenya Airways goes through Nairobi, Emirates Airways through Dubai, Turkish Airlines stops in Istanbul, and Qatar Airways stops in Doha.
  • Chipata is one of the most frequented towns in eastern Zambia. The administrative capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia is served by Chipata Airport (CIP). Flights from the U.S. will first land at LUN before domestic and regional airlines connect you to CIP. Proflight Zambia is a major carrier along this route, with the flight lasting about an hour and 10 minutes.
  •  Do you intend to cross over to Tanzania after your holiday in Lusaka? If yes, it might be a good idea if you booked a flight from LUN to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). Air Tanzania provides the shortest flight between these two destinations. Other carriers involve layovers in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, and Lilongwe.
  • Besides John F. Kennedy International Airport, other New York airports that operate flights to Zambia include Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Flights from both EWR and LGA land at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), the country’s central hub.
  • When you are booking a flight from JFK to LUN, keep in mind that numerous airlines offer one-stop or two-stop flights along this route. For instance, Kenya Airways makes layovers in Nairobi and Harare, Emirates Airways flies through Dubai, and Qatar Airways stops in Doha.
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Top 5 airlines flying to Zambia

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to Zambia? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 4092 reviews
7.9food
8.2boarding
8.3entertainment
8.3crew
8.1comfort
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Staff were friendly, and provided great service. The food was plentiful and delicious. Food could have been hotter.

10.0 ExcellentJoy, Feb 2024JFK - DXB
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Staff were friendly, and provided great service. The food was plentiful and delicious. Food could have been hotter.

I was traveling business purposes and I only had one carry on and a personal computer back pack . My carry on was 8.5 kg little more than allowable. At jfk airport check in they did not let me carry it . I was little disappointed.

More leg room and comfortable seats at least for long flights

The entertainment selections are amazing. But the live TV is sometimes spotty. If you’re going to have it, then have it. If you can’t make it consistent, then, perhaps it’s better not to have it. The crew are always cordial when approached, but they seem to do the minimum and sit around, talking to each other in the back of the plane during the flight. I realize that delays are not always predictable, but I missed my flight in Dubai because we left 90 minutes late from Washington. I will say that Emirates took very good care of me in Dubai. But I would rather not be delayed.

Probably the best flight I’ve ever been on. Emirates first class is leagues beyond British airways and Lufthansa’s.

Great flight. Comfortable seats, courteous service, and excellent selection for entertainment.

Serving food took so long . Almost time close to lend. Plus during landing air pressure in cabin cuss ear blocked took long time to unblock.

Emirates is usually on time, but not this trip. Also, during the flight the attendants disappear unless called upon. Very strange. I have watched the quality of Emirates service diminish over the last five years.

Food was not great. Crew members were created hassle with attitude at the gates and wasted my valuable time. I have been traveling in Emirates airlines many times. Over all not happy flying in Emirates airlines this time. Seats are very small and not comfortable. Seats looks like very very old and congested. It would be nice if they fix these kind of issues. I hope my next trip will be hassle free and comfortable journey in Emirates airlines. Thank you.

CREW manager was rude and nasty Crew was not friendly either and had discriminatory attitude.

Qatar airways from Doha to guangzhau was excellent big bird Boeing 777 more room and smoothly flight, I Love it

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

The made us waiting and held our passports and boarding pass making us miss our flights

Not impressed. Only allowed one carry on on such a long flight.

The flight was good but my neighbor had the vent open full power for the whole flight and because the air was blowing from the side instead of from the top and I got very cold and ended up with a sore throat.

Bad experience with the delay n long wait time for connecting flight after missing the connection flight from Doha.

Wore experience due to delay and took me 3 days to reach my destination.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

Excellent will be flying again in May with Qatar. to Botswana.

Ultimate customer care humble and excellent service oriented crew , perfect timing maintained by the crew . My profound appreciation.

The crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

Flight was smooth but unnecessary long because we had to refuel at FCO Rome. Air hostesses service and response to call light could be better. Both planes were old with broken seat arms and toilets. Why Africans had to be given the farthest Gates is what baffles me and why we have to pay for Aisle seats I found really strange. Is there ever an end to ripping people off even after paying over $2300 for one seat.

The entertainment (movies) blockbuster and classics never change. I am a frequent Ethiopian flyer and this should be addressed. Not much changed from my summer flight and my December flight. It is annoying - surely you can update the selections more often. Same with food options. It becomes extremely boring to be offered the same exact meals from Washington to Addis to Maputo every trip, each time. AS

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

Food was horrible. Our flight was not comfortable due to turbulence, seats was not comfortable, Very tight barely can not move anywhere.

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

The food really sucks And they really need to work on entertainment The movie selection is herendous .

I've never been served three bread courses in a single meal before. Was really impressed by the novelty of that.

Plane took off without me, my stepdad and a dozen other passengers. It went from an hour delay to boarding in 15 montures without notifying anyone. Names were not called overhead. Now I’m missing a day of work and stuck in Charolette overnight paying for a hotel and Ubers out of pocket

I arrived to the airport 2 hours before my American Airlines flight was scheduled to take off. I have TSA pre-check. The airport was crazy packed when I arrived. After momentarily standing in the pre-check line, the TSA agent said that I am not pre-check. Of course I said that I am because I entered my KTN number on all my traveling sites and programs. I had to get out of line and go back to the AA counter to discover that American Airlines did not add my KTN to my boarding pass. I had to call TSA to find out my number, then have AA enter it onto my boarding pass. The emblem would not load onto my boarding pass. By this time, I decided to use my Clear in order to get through TSA but the line was ridiculous long. By the time I made through TSA, I missed my 11:08am flight and was re-booked for the 5:30pm. This is after the AA employee told me I should have gotten to the airport early. AA use to be a dependable airline not I use them only if I have too.

Average - flew with Jet Blue internal and it was far more comfortable and better food and entertainment. Notable difference

Flight from SBP to DFW 1. They rerouted us through PHX 2. Delayed flight out of SBP for 3 hrs so we missed our connection Downgrade on rerouted flight. Back of the plane, center seats, didn't sit together 4. Return flight out of DFW same exact thing. Delayed, missed connection, Downgrade + they lost our luggage! A complete mess.

On the new 319 NEO? seatback entertainment system did not work even when the flight attendant rebooted it. At least I had my cell phone to connect with wifi.

Good flights. Departure and arrivals were on time. DFW was a little problematic in that the Skytrain without prior notice bypassed the Echo terminal so that delayed my arrival at my connecting flight.

Do not eat the bagel! Otherwise, good albeit late, breakfast in first. Boarding downgrade only because flight was delayed due to plane change due to undisclosed problem with original aircraft. I did not use entertainment.

Because I can’t stand very long in one place, I was allowed to reword.

It was a good flight. Of course it was full, but it went well.

Overall the flights pretty good. The snacks we’re good and they were plenty of them. Both boarding and deplaning went quickly.

Paid an extra USD 100 for so-called Comfort seats. All of these (the bulkhead seats) had parents with babies and infants who were screaming much of the time. One mother even decided to change nappies on the seat. This was anything but comfort!

Front section of economy cabin is better than rear. Paid for seats selected.

Good flight. Paid for seats sat the frront section of the economy. Better than rear cabin.

Flight was delayed for 9 hours. We finally arrived ved at 0435hrs instead of 1950hrs the previous day. No compensation was provided.

Apart from delay of 3 hrs in Nairobi for onward flight to Dar all fine. Looked like operational issues caused it.

I booked a round trip flight and boarded a Kenya Airways trip from New York (JFK) to Nairobi (JKIA). First flight from New York to Nairobi was uneventful with no issues. However, the return flight was beyond disappointing. To begin with I had paid an extra $60 each for premium seats (me and my wife) in economy aisle 15 (B & A). However, upon settling down in the middle seat, I noticed that the controller had been ripped off meaning I would not have access to some of the seat functionalities like the individual lighting etc. I proceeded to alert a flight attendant that the controller was missing and she politely responded to me by telling me if I need anything, to use my wife’s seat controller (on the window seat) to call for assistance and I would be assisted accordingly. I was surprised by the response that she gave as it felt like my comfort and request for a service that I paid for was undermined, but nonetheless I opted to play it nice and kept my calm. After this I engaged in a conversation with a passenger (Caucasian / White male) who sat next to me on the aisle seat. In the process of having this conversation I asked him if he had paid for his seat. He went ahead to politely tell me that he had been moved from a seat in the back by one of the flight attendants and had not paid any extra fees. During this conversation, he noticed that the charging docks were not working and he needed to charge his iPad to watch his Netflix show (it was on pause). Alarmed by this, he went ahead and flagged one of the flight attendants who without wasting any time acted astonished and as fast as lightning was able to find him a better seat a few rows in front. Please note, all the charging plugs were not working for the three seats. In summary, below are the reasons for the low rating: 1. Charging for a broken seat: Kenya Airways should not charge for a defective seat. If a seat is defective and is paid for, the airlines should work out a way to either refund the customer or move the customer to a better seat – regardless of skin color. 2. Below Par Customer Service: Do not debilitate a customer’s request especially when a paid for service is not delivered – regardless of skin color. Assuming that I am comfortable with having to either keep alerting the flight attendant or relying on my wife’s seat to perform some of the functionality I may need is ridiculous. 3. Biasness / Inequality / Prejudiced Behavior: The Caucasian/ White male was treated with more favor. Not only was he moved around to make sure he was comfortable (free of charge) but all his complaints were resolved immediately without any hesitance. On the contrary, I being a black man of African descent who had paid an additional premium for his seat, I was completely ignored and told to settle for what I got.

It has been 1 week since arriving at my destination and I still have not recieved my kite surfing bags. Office will not communicate properly on location or when my bags will arrive. No advice on what to do on luggage that has not arrived in over a week. Simply not happy with Kenya airways at the moment.

Excellent. They canceled our flight & put us up for the night. Then upgraded us. We are impressed

On a long flight us customers need more rehydration by the crew. Some of us have water bottles but no crew is coming around to offer water. I’m not saying issue us all with plastic water bottles.

My flight from Nairobi to nyc. My seat made noise and moved around. The two toilets in the back didn’t work well cause you didn’t know if someone was in there cause the light didn’t work. The bathroom doors didn’t lock well either, so I walked in on someone. The crew wasn’t quick or super helpful. When I went to get something they were chatting and they would look at me, continue on with their conversation and finally I would interrupt to get a drink.

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