“How do I move my pets to Zambia?”

Name: Roland
Number of Pets: 5
Pet Type: three dogs and two cats
Pet Breed: Boerboel, Jack Russel, Pit bull
From: George, South Africa
To: Ndola, Zambia

How do I go about transporting my animals to our new home in Zambia?




Hi Roland,

Moving your pets to Zambia will mean taking a look at the import requirements and also attending to basic logistics (you'll probably be flying?). Here are the pet import requirements for Zambia—it looks like you'll need vet health certificates, import permits, and proof of updated rabies vaccines for your pets.

You'll also want to secure the correct travel crates for your pets, and check with the airline you'll be using to find out what their policies are regarding pets. As you can see, this will all take a little time and attention to detail so it's a good idea to start planning well in advance of your move.

If you have further questions and would like to find out more about our services, please fill out our free quote form. Thanks for checking in with us, and good luck with everything!



PetRelocation Team





South Africa


Add a Comment

By Geraldine Zwack on December 13, 2018 at 9:36 am

Hello: i am taking a cat from Lusaka to Europe and I am looking for an IATA approved pet carrier cage in Lusaka. The ones I have seen here have flap doors on the top which are not suitable for international travel. Can you recommend a dealer of IATA approved pet cages in Lusaka? Thank you?

By Maegan at PetRelocation on December 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

Hi Geraldine! We'd suggest checking at the airport in Lusaka. In Africa we find that most airlines sell airline-approved travel crates at the cargo section of the airport. Hope this helps!

By Louise Naude on April 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm

Good evening,I would like to find out how much it will cost to relocate my dogs to Lusaka from South Africa. Probably from JHB international. I have a Great Dane and a Jack RusselKind Regards, Louise Naudé

By Maegan at PetRelocation on April 5, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Hi Louise

Thanks for your question. In order to get a quote for our services please fill out the . Arrrange A Move form here. Thanks!

By cindy burchell on December 12, 2017 at 3:14 am

Hi there I am emigrating to Zambia and will be driving my 5 x cats up to Zambia, through Botswana.Could you shed some light on the forms/permits required to do this, please?all 5 cats will be going for their rabies injections this week and I will be driving up from Cape Town on the 30th January 2018.Thanks and kind regards Cindy Mobile : 0845087543 Tel : 021 422 0903

By Christina at PetRelocation on December 12, 2017 at 11:42 am

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for your question!

Since we specialize in air transport and you are driving to Zambia, I suggest contacting a pet relocation expert located in Cape Town for this question. They will likely have more information on the requirements for traveling through Botswana and Zambia. IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association) has a directory of trusted pet shipping companies on their website, so that would be a great start.

You could also contact the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia directly to make sure you have all the required documentation before your move. Here is a link to their page regarding Procedures for the Importation of Livestock and Pets. I suggest looking into the requirements of transiting through Botswana as well, just in case you need a different permit or certificate for that.

Hope this helps!

Add a Comment

Name is required

Email is required and must be in the format email@domain.com

Comment is required

Back to top