Post, phone & internet

The post in Zambia is safe, efficient, and cheaper than most surrounding countries. In addition to this, it makes a nice alternative to carrying around 20kg of wooden curios for the next five months! For precious and/or expensive items, there are international courier companies available in most major towns. Telephone services in Zambia are expensive, especially for international calls but local SIM cards for cellular phones are available everywhere and reception is generally pretty good (even in the middle of the bush when you’d rather get away from it all!).The international dialling code for Zambia is 260. An increasing number of towns and lodges are providing internet and many with WiFi capabilities.  Though Zambia’s internet speeds are getting better, don’t expect European standards quite yet!