Personal Items Checklist

Here is a list of essential personal items to bring on a trip to Zambia.

  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Rain jacket (rainy season is November to March)
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket (cold season is May to August)
  • Laptop for internet access
  • Scrubs to wear at the hospital
  • Camera
  • 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.