Innoculatons against Hepatitis A, polio and yellow fever is recommended
Although Zambia is no longer considered a Yellow Fever area, travelers coming from infected areas will be asked to show inoculation certificates.
Anti malaria tablets are strongly recommended particularly for travelers to game parks.
Insect repellents are also advised
Still water might harbour bilharzia.
Other health concerns are dysentery, diarrhoeal diseases, cholera (avoid street vendors; filter and boil water), influenza (risk extends throughout year)
Malaria: risk exists, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, in the whole country throughout the year. The malignant form is reported to be 'highly resistant' to chloroquine. The old adage rings true “Prevention is better than cure” – therefore the best way to avoid malaria is to avoid being bitten in the first place. Mosquitoes and most other insects are generally active for a few hours around sunset. They can and often do continue to be bothersome throughout the night and are also around in the early morning. We suggest that you change into longs just after sunset and spray yourself with the provided repellent. In addition, we suggest that you turn out lights when not in use