Zambia What to Pack

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  • Clothing

    Soft bags are best for safari type holidays and sometimes the only ones accepted on light aircraft Flip flops, walking shoes SUNSCREEN HIGH FACTOR AND LIP BALMANTI BACTERIAL HAND WASH MOSQUITO NET Khaki/green coloured lightweight clothing. Bright colours and white should be left at home. Trousers and jumpers for the evening. Blue clothing is...

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    If you are small like me, bring something to sit on to get a better view. The collar full of air that I have around my neck is very good, it prevents my head from dropping to the side when I fall asleep!My mother put this picture on her Zimbabwe page, but I am sure it was taken after we crossed into Zambia!

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  • Stuff to bring

    Most likely you'll go in the summer so bring the usual summer gear.. shorts, tshirts. If you go during the rainy season, bring a good rain jacket. When it rains in Zambia, it pours! You most likely won't see the same type of toiletries there that you are used to from wherever you are. So make sure you bring enough of your own stuff. Same thing...

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  • Shores of Lake Bangweulu

    Because of its ~4000 foot elevation, Zambia has a very pleasant climate. There is no humidity to speak of and the daytime temperatures are great year-round (hotter than usual in October-November). In the winter months of June-July, it can get down to freezing at night. Photo of the beach at Samfya on Lake Bangweulu in northern Zambia, not far...

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  • Packing List

    Books for game- and bird watching. There are small ones, like 'Southern African Birds' by Ian Sinclair, and 'Southern, Central and East African Mammals' by Chris and Tilde Stuart.A good and complete guide for bird watching is Newman's Birds of Southern Africa.Binoculars are a 'must' too!

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    Be sure to enjoy very hot and rainy conditions in spring / summer. See a doctor for Malaria medication especially in spring/summer, Malaria is the worst from around Sept to Apr ! Then take good sunscreen, the worst danger is the sun ! And obviously mosquito repellant. Most lodges will have thier own power generators to recharge batteries, but...

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    Take only what you can carry Adventure Travel Anti - mosquito tablets If you're going into the bush, take everything you might need with you from home - batteries, films, etc.There are no power points in the bush! Not applicable -Zzambia is a land-locked country. But do take good sun creams and insect repellants. My first night in camp in...

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    Any time of the year you will want to bring shorts and sandals. Between November and March is the rainy season - bring rain gear. 1 - Malaria pills - of which there are may different brands. The net has a lot of information to read up on this subject. Check - http://www.pol-it.org/malaria.htm.Larium, which is apparently good a prophalaxis has...

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    Roller suitcase, backpag and bumbag Strong walking shoes, a colour which won't show up the dust! Malaria tablets a must! Make sure you have all your injections before you go - there are lots of diseases in Zambia! Take as much film with you as you can. Because Zambia doesn't have a lot of tourists, you might find out of date film, and...

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    A tent is not a must have, but its a good idea. You dont want to get to a backpackers place only to find out all the indoor rooms are full and you have no tent! any type of warm weather clothing is acceptable. sandels are good when doing short walks.. they are easy to pack. THIS IS PICTURE IS OF MY ROOMMATE WITH MALARIA (hehehehe...)well if you...

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  • Antimalarials a must!

    A backpack is probably best unless you are doing an organized trip, when a suitcase/holdall should be fine as well.. Again, a waterproof jacket will come in handy as will sturdy shoes/boots if you plan to do the walking safari in South Luangwa NP. A basic first aid kit, and if you plan to travel extensively into rural areas then an emergency kit,...

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            Nothing fancy. There's no need, and you simply draw attention to yourself. Bring a small padlock, if possible, and keep your valuables with you at all times. I have heard more than one story of having people lose money out of their locked luggage that was locked in their room while they were out and about.         Every day of the 18...

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    If you're going to see the falls or do any on-the-river stuff bring some good sandals, as it's very wet and slippery. Otherwise a good pair of walking shoes/boots will see you through. Malaria tablets, musquito repellent, and good (preferable waterproof) sunscreen are a must. Remember to bring a US$20 note for the airport departure tax if...

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