The average price of a 7-day trip to Lusaka is $2,049 for a solo traveler, $3,680 for a couple, and $6,899 for a family of 4. Lusaka hotels range from $21 to $133 per night with an average of $73, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $340 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA) are between $1,247 and $2,610 per person for economy flights and $3,913 to $8,190 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $28 to $50 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Lusaka, ZM

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to VFA and stay in a Lusaka hotel:

  • January 8th to June 3rd
  • November 5th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Lusaka is usually mid January.

 

Average Lusaka Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Lusaka for a week is $1,229-$3,093($176-$442 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $50 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $805 to $2,323 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $70 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $46 to $56 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Lusaka for a week is $3,114-$6,340($445-$906 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $100 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,610 to $4,646 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $70 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $46 to $56 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Lusaka for a week is $4,418-$11,532($631-$1,647 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $200 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,220 to $9,292 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $140 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $69 to $78 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Lusaka

How cheap can you make a vacation to Lusaka? The cheapest trip to Lusaka is about $144 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 11% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $17.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Lusaka for a week is $1,005-$2,879($144-$411 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $28 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $805 to $2,323 for economy

Lodging: $17 to $21 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Lusaka for a week is $1,908-$5,398($273-$771 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,610 to $4,646 for economy

Lodging: $17 to $21 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Lusaka for a week is $3,804-$10,652($543-$1,522 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,220 to $9,292 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $42 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Lusaka cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Lusaka Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Lusaka.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Lusaka for a week is $2,931-$11,646($419-$1,664 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $100 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,771 to $6,458 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $133 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $340 to $748 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Lusaka for a week is $5,094-$18,804($728-$2,686 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $200 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,542 to $12,916 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $133 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $340 to $748 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Lusaka for a week is $10,188-$35,364($1,455-$5,052 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $224 to $400 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,084 to $25,832 for first class

Lodging: $256 to $266 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $510 to $1,122 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Lusaka Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Lusaka is lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Lusaka due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Lusaka Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Lusaka hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Lusaka.

 

Flight Costs to Lusaka

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,610 average in early August to a low of $1,247 in mid January. Median flight price is $1,303. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Lusaka our data includes 32 originating airports, and 38 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Lusaka from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $11,068 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB) in Johannesburg (South Africa) at an average of just $363.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Lusaka, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,363, so you can easily save about 109% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Lusaka can easily cost $210 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $427 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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