What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

Baltimore, MD, USA. There are several routes but we prefer the DC-Addis-Lusaka route on Ethiopian airlines. Other people use South African Airways through Joburg or Emirates through Dubai. - Feb 2018

Our home is Northern Virginia and Denver, Colorado. If you are traveling without pets, the most direct route is through Johannesburg, South Africa (26 hours approximately). Otherwise, with pets, we go through Frankfurt or Dubai which increases the time significantly (+10 hours). - Nov 2017

St. Petersburg, FL. Trip is about 24 hours, with connections through Atlanta and Johannesburg or 27 hours through DC/NY and Joburg (via Dakar/Accra). There are no direct flights from Zambia to Europe or the States. - Jan 2017

Orlando, Florida. It takes about 21 hours from Orlando through Dubai to Lusaka. - Jun 2016

Washington, DC. No direct flights, connections in Amsterdam, Dubai, or Johannesburg. The Johannesburg route is faster but the flight from the U.S. is long. Expect the trip to take 18-26 hours. - May 2016

East coast. Most people either fly to/through South Africa and onward to Europe and then to the U.S. or to/through South Africa (Jo'burg) on a non-stop to Atlanta, which is one of the longest flights around. It's a brutal 16 hours and 55 minutes, but it does get you to the U.S. earlier by a few hours. It's a toss-up as to which is the less uncomfortable route and everyone has an opinion. Either way, it will be well over 24 hours, easy. - Mar 2015

Washington DC - 20 hours with a stopover in London, Amsterdam, or South Africa. - Aug 2014

Washington DC. There are a number of options but the two most used are the Delta Flight from Washington to Amsterdam (8 hrs), with a 6 hour lay over before the flight from Amsterdam to Lusaka (9-10 hrs). This seems to be the preferred flight. You can also do Washington-Johannesburg-Lusaka which takes about 28 hours total time with layovers. - Jan 2014

Home base is Florida. It is a long trip whether one flies through Europe or straight to South Africa first then onward to Lusaka. There are more than a few options for connections and flights, so time to post depends on your choice of airlines and flights. - Apr 2013

Takes approximately 36 hours to fly from Lusaka to the USA, either via South Africa or via Europe. Air travel from here is expensive - about $2000 round trip to get back to the USA. - Jul 2010

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