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Town Serenje

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Located in Zambia :: Great North  :: Serenje
Category: Places :: Town


Serenje is a spread-out village next to the Great North Road (T2). It’s home to more than 30 000 people and is a stop on the TAZARA railway line.

Traveller Description

The only attraction in town is of limited interest: the Malcolm Moffat Teacher’s College of Education, named after a nephew of Mary Moffat (married to David Livingstone and daughter of Robert Moffat of Kuruman in South Africa).

Kalwa Farm, 15 km northeast of town, was started by Malcolm Moffat and donated to the Zambian Baptist Mission in 1971. The main house was built in 1939 in a classic colonial style and has been standing empty since 1965.

Also accessible from Kalwa Farms, is Chipota Falls (also known as Mulembwa Falls) on the Mulembwa River. These falls take the form of a four-step cascade and are reached via a rather deteriorated but scenic track from the main house.

Further north lie the 70 m high Kundalila Falls on the Kaombe river, with a deep pool at the bottom where one can swim. From the top of the falls there are spectacular views over the Luangwa Valley. The name Kundalila means ‘crying dove’, and it’s rumoured that colonial explorers shot many doves here. Today you will hear many of these birds while exploring the surroundings, a place well known for its flowers.

Address :  Serenje, Zambia
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Zamtel and Airtel

Destination Information
Police Hospital Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Bakery Liquor Airstrip Tyre Repair Tyre Sales
Petrol Type :  ULP/LRP


Travelling Information

Basic guest houses. Camping is available at Kundalila falls - a basic campsite with flush toilets but no showers or electricity, but you can swim in the river. The cost of visiting and camping here is high, although it may be possible to negotiate the fee on arrival.

Serenje has a small airport - ICAO Code: FLSE.

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

There are police and hospital services 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]. (

Serenje doesn’t cater for tourists but in an emergency it’s a convenient stopover with some basic guesthouses and a Jupter Rite Supermarket to supplement your supplies.

There are two fuel stations on the T2, with a traditional market and bank in town.

 Travel Tip!

If the Puma and Lake Petroleum Fuel Stop next to the T2 highway have no fuel, the Total Fuel Stop in town might.

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