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Town Medium Choma

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Located in Zambia :: Kafue  :: Choma
Category: Places :: Town Medium


Conveniently located on the T1 highway between Livingstone and Lusaka, Choma is a busy market town. The main road is lined with shops, informal markets, fuel stations, banks and restaurants. It’s the capital of Zambia’s Southern Province and has approximately 47 000 residents.

Traveller Description

The Choma Museum and Crafts Centre displays the cultural history of the Tonga people of this area, many of whom were displaced from the banks of the Zambezi River during the building of Lake Kariba. Craft centre displays include beadwork and weaving from women in the Sinazongwe district.

About 20 km north of Choma you’ll find the Nkanga River Conservation Area which consists of three private game farms interspersed with some livestock and crops. It’s one of Zambia’s Important Birding Areas, with more than 400 species found in this small Conservancy. Birders should be on the lookout for the endemic Chaplin's Barbet, while mammal sightings include sable, puku and tsessebe.

Address :  Choma, Zambia
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Airtel & Zamtel

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Petrol Diesel Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair
Petrol Type :  ULP/LRP
Diesel Type :  500ppm

Game Viewing Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Guided Walks Mountain Biking Horse Trails Fishing Swimming Bird Watching
Game to View :  Kudu. Antelope. Sable. Hartebeest. Waterbuck. Wildebeest
More Activities :  Visit Choma Museum. Choma Estate. Kalunda Farm and Nkanga River Conservation Area. Ox cart rides.
Notes on Activities :  Tourists can also go for walks at the local market and in town.

Travelling Information
Closest Main Route :  T1

The old airfield is no longer operational.
There is no airstrip in Choma. There is an international airport in the neighbouring city of Livingstone.

There is a local museum and craft centre.

Tow-in services: Try: +27(0)97 473 7848 / +260(0)96 676 1647 (Based in Lusaka).

Hospital in town is Choma General Hospital.

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]. (

The town has all the facilities a traveler may need, and is a convenient place to refuel and stock up on supplies at the large Spar supermarket.

 Travel Tip!

The Choma Spar is well-stocked and conveniently situated along the main road.

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