How safe is this trip? What immunizations would we need? Is malaria a problem? What airport do we need to fly into/out of?
Laura J. asked on Apr 16, 2012
Zambia is one of the safest countries in all of Africa....never had a civil war and politically very stable. Spark has taken over 150 volunteers on numerous trips and never had a safety or security issue. Immunizations needed depend on what you've currently have so we recommend checking with the CDC for Zambia travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/zambia.htm. We do recommend anti-malaria medication, which most doctors can prescribe. Participants fly into Ndola, Zambia (NLA) and leave from Livingstone, Zambia (LVI). You can also fly into Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) the day prior to the trip and Spark can help to arrange for an additional overnight and regional flight to Ndola. Lots more questions are answere on our FAQ page here: http://www.sparkventures.org/get-involved/partnership-trips/faqs/
Erin D. from Merchant replied on Apr 16, 2012