But don't forget your:

High-clearance vehicle and patience. - Nov 2017

Sunscreen and sunglasses. - Jun 2016

Patience: people here are usually friendly and always want to know how you are doing before getting down to business. Mosquito repellent and camping gear. (If that's your thing; if not, bring extra money to go "glamping" at game lodges!) - May 2016

Travel guide and desire to explore this still uncrowded and unspoiled part of Africa. Willingness to stay in lodges that don't have electricity or cell phone reception (but that still manage to pamper you completely). - Mar 2015

Good manners and patience - Zambians are into greetings (long ones!). - Aug 2014

Swim trunks and bug spray. Mosquitoes are quite nasty here. - Jan 2014

Bradt Guide to Zambia, "Birds of Sub-Saharan Africa", GPS with southern Africa downloaded (Garmin Nuvi), camping gear, children's life vests if you think you might need them. - Apr 2013

sense of humor, sunscreen and bug dope, and good hiking shoes. - Jul 2010

Workbooks for kids to compensate for poor school, your books as shops are expensive and there are no decent libraries... - Mar 2009

Patience. - Mar 2009

Sun tan lotion. - Oct 2008

Binoculars, sweaters and fleece, good digital camera, money! Bring your horse riding gear! There are several really good stables. - Aug 2008

Camping gear, kids birthday presents. - May 2008

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

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