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Located in Zambia :: Barotseland :: Mongu
Category: Places :: Town

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Mongu is the capital city of the Western province of Zambia and headquarters of the Mongu district of Zambia. The city is spread out as it follows the ridge but have no real centre. The city was the capital for the formerly named Barotseland province. The main ethnic group in the town are the Barotse people. Basket and carpet weaving is one of the ever interesting activity in the city. Fishing and rice growing also supplement the city's economy. The city is reachable by road.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Mongu Municipal Council, Libonda Road, Mongu, Zambia
Contact : Mongu Municipal Council
Tel : +260(0)217 221 039
Email : Click Here
Cellphone Reception : Good Main Cellular Network : Airtel & Zamtel

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes
Hospital : Yes
Doctor : Yes
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : ULP/LRP   Petrol Price Index : ZMW 16.06 per litre (Jan-2019)
Diesel : Yes   Diesel Price Index : ZMW 14.65 per litre (Jan-2019)
Facilities : Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities : School/s. Depot.

Activities [ correction ]
Picnics, Fishing, Makoro Trips, Boat Trips
More Activities: Visit to the museum in Limulunga. The Ku-omboka traditional ceremonies( only around February & March) just before the full moon.
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access: Yes
Vehicle Type: 4WD

CRAFTS:
For great craft work visit the Mumwa Craft Association, with a market. (Jan-19)

EMERGENCY SERVICES:
Their is Doctors but the land lines seem to be offline. There is a police station but no working number. And a Hospital but no working number. (Jan-19).
Hospital contact is for Lewanika General Hospital. (Jan-19).

NOTE: Visitors to Zambia are advised to have their own personal travel insurance. Local police, hospitals, clinics etc. cannot be relied upon.
Please note that any emergency numbers indicated on our data will be for the local police, hospital, clinic etc. and most of the times, don't work. Many tourism sites show the numbers like 999 for police, they often don’t work.

If you have a medical problem when in Zambia, Specialty Emergency Services has a Call Centre (24 hours). Phone them on 737. This company has offices in Livingstone, Lusaka and Kitwe. But they will fly anywhere to assist if visitors have the right insurance. If you want to check your insurance, contact SES on [email protected] (http://ses-zambia.com/). (2019).

FERRY:
Mongu is a nice stop over if travelling via the Sitoti Ferry/Pontoon near Kolongola, as the ferry operates at its own time, as its difficult to plan. (Jan-19)

FOOD:
The Food Market have stocks of fresh fruits and vegetables. There is a Shoprite which is well stocked but probably a bit more limited than the bigger towns. (Jan-19)

ROADS INFO:
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. (2019).
The road from Mongu to Kafue is tar, but at Kaoma (actually Katunda just before Kaoma) it is completely broken up so expect to make very slow progress from there to the park boundary. Inside the park the roads are great again. There is 24hr fuel in Kaoma on the 'highway'. (2019).


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