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Town Medium Mkushi

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Located in Zambia :: Great North  :: Mkushi
Category: Places :: Town Medium


Surrounded by cattle and crop farms, Mkushi is a busy town and the business centre of this agricultural district. It’s home to around 130 000 people. The town lies on the Great North Road and is one of the stops on the TAZARA railway between Kapiri Moshi and Dar-Es-Salaam.

Traveller Description

Some 40 kilometres north of Mkushi you’ll find the very remote but pretty Changwena Falls on the river of the same name. The track from Mkushi to the falls runs through the North Swaka Forest, an area which offers good birding. There’s a basic campsite at the falls - no facilities.

Address :  Mkushi, Zambia
Postal :  P.O. Box 840001, Mkushi, Zambia.
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Airtel and Zamtel

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

Other Facilities :  Industrial sites.

Game Viewing Game Drives Tours and Excursions Guided Walks Bird Watching
More Activities :  Tennis. Cricket.
Notes on Activities :  Visit to Changwena Falls and Fort Elwe and wonder gorge.

Travelling Information

Available in town are motel, lodges and camping sites.
Forest Inn (30 km west of Mkushi on the T2 highway) offers shady camping and comfortable chalets in a 160-hectare indigenous forest. Birders should be on the lookout for the Chestnut Mantled Sparrow Weaver and Boehm’s Flycatcher among the more common drongos and hoopoos.

There is a Afrox Gas Refill Gas Bottles.

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

There is a Mkushi District Hospital and the Tusekelemo Community Medical Centre open 24hrs a day; Try: Tel:+260(0)95 490 2766. There is also a pharmacy in town.

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]. (

Mkushi is a medium-sized town with a hospital, fuel stations, banks and a few small shops at the market where one can stock up on supplies.

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