Here is a list of essential personal items to bring on a trip to Zambia.
- Mosquito repellant
- Rain jacket (rainy season is November to March)
- Jacket (cold season is May to August)
- Laptop for internet access
- Scrubs to wear at the hospital
- Hand sanitizer
- Plenty of pens
Internet is “pay as you go.” There is a modem provided for both wireless and desktop. Rates are about US$30 for 2GB.
Most doctors are given a phone for on-call. If you have an iPhone, there is a way to purchase a Zambian SIM card and use it here.