Zambia :: Barotseland
Category: Places :: Town Small
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Kalabo town is situated within the Western province of Zambia The name of the town is derived from the word silambo, meaning 'paddling stick', a Lozi word. Situated on the banks of Lunginga river, there is a pontoon ferry leading to the North west part of Angola. The town is also close to the Angolan border, just 60km away along an unpaved road. This town is a gateway when visiting the Liuwa Plains National Park.
There is no fuel in Kalabo, travellers need to fill up their tanks before they arrive in the town as well as stock some food as well as there is only a few shops around where some food commodities can be out of stock.
|Address :||Kalabo, Liuwa Plains, Zambia|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||Airtel & Zamtel. MTN|
|Facilities :||Bank, Lodging, Bakery, Airstrip|
|Other Facilities :||Government Services. School/s. Bar/s.|
There is service from Airtel and MTN here. (2019).
There is no fuel station in Kalabo which is the last town you pass through to reach the park from the south. Mongu is the nearest town to Kalabo, where you can purchase fuel. (2019).
There is both a hospital and clinic here, but for better services, its recommended to go to Mongu, the town just before Kalabo. (2019).
There are no proper restaurants here, there are just those for locals (local standard). Mongu the town before Kalabo, has restaurants.
The road from Mongu to Kalabo is a brand new tar road and it takes about 45min to get to Kalabo. So the old floodplain crossing is not required. Be ready for very deep sand driving from Kalabo onwards to the Liuwa Plains National Park. (2019).
Have have to be self-sufficient in this park, and bring all your own provisions, like water and food. (2019).
You will only find basic supplies in Kalabo (eg. Tomatoes, onions etc), as well as a bakery. But you cannot depend on this. (2019).
The nearby town of Mongu is well stocked up. There is a well stocked Shoprite, bakeries, butcheries and stores selling camping, hardware and automotive supplies. (2019).
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