How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Local post--no way. - Feb 2018


DPO and diplomatic pouch through the embassy. - Nov 2017


Almost always through DPO. Local post is unreliable and slow. - Jan 2017


DPO and Pouch mail at the Embassy. The local staff have expressed their frustration with the post office here. Everything mysteriously "disappears" if they attempt to use it. There are some companies that people can ship through, but there is a fee for that. - Jun 2016


Diplomatic Post Office (DPO). - May 2016


DPO or Pouch. - Aug 2014


DPO. - Jan 2014


Through the embassy. - Apr 2013


We use a diplomatic pouch. Without that you can't count on things being delivered at all, much stealing and long delays. FedEx and DHL available but very expensive. - Jul 2010


Employer. - Mar 2009


We get our mail through our employer. Otherwise, I would not trust local mail services. - Mar 2009


You can use the regular Zambian mail and things usually get there. DHL, etc are available. - Oct 2008


You can get mail through FedEx and DHL, but be prepared for a seriously high cost. Local mail is unreliable, and prone to theft. - Aug 2008


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