Medical facilities are limited in Livingstone, and the local hospitals are not up to the standard of those in the developed world, with few doctors and drugs in limited supply. Most tour operators and upmarket lodges include MARS (medi-evac) coverage in their rates, and Sun hotels have a mini clinic for their own guests. However, there are a couple of small medical clinics in town. They stock essential medications, and can do malaria and other routine tests. Dr Shafik's Clinic & Surgery
Tel: 03 321130 (24 hours), cell: 097 784804. Dr Shafik is good and can be recommended. In addition to standard care, he is familiar with malaria and various tropical ailments, and can offer vaccinations, including yellow fever. His clinic is located on the Hospital Road on the right-hand side, between John Hunt Way and Maambo Way.Health Point (Dr Shanks)
Office tel: 03 322170; fax: 03 322922; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Zimbabwe cell: 011 212602; Zambian cell: 01 794 888. Located on Mushili Way off the Lusaka Rd, the clinic is usually open Mon–Fri 08.00–17.00, Sat 09.00–12.00, Sun 11.00–12.00, public holidays 10.00–12.00.