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Town Kafue

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Located in Zambia :: Lusaka and Surrounds  :: Kafue
Category: Places :: Town


About 40 km south of Lusaka you’ll find Kafue, a town with more than 60 000 residents. It lies wedged between the Kafue River in the south, the granite hills of Zambia’s Central Plateau to the north, the floodplains of the Kafue Flats to the west and Kafue Gorge to the east. At this point, the Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) railway line as well as the Great North Road (T1) cross the Kafue River, squeezing through the gap between floodplain and gorge.

Commercial farms stretch from town into the Kafue Flats and Kafue Fisheries process more than 700 tons of tilapia every year. Many people are employed by these two industries as well as the Kafue Gorge Upper Power Station (30 km to the east) and the Universal Mining Company factory which manufactures iron and steel products from Zambian raw materials.

Traveller Description

Besides shopping and refueling, this town doesn’t have much to offer tourists. The only nearby attraction is boat cruises on the Kafue River, 10 km to the south of town.

The Munali Hills National Monument is located on the T1 between Kafue and Livingstone, east of Mazabuka, and marks the spot where David Livingstone passed through the hills from the Kafue Flats to reach the high plateau around Lusaka.

Address :  Kafue, Zambia
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Zamtel

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

Game Drives Hiking Trails Fishing Boat Trips Bird Watching

Travelling Information
Closest Main Route :  T2

Hospital in town is Kafue District 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]. (

Kafue has several ATMs, fuel stations and guesthouses. The Kafue River Mall has a well-stocked Pick ‘n Pay supermarket as well as banks and places to eat.

There is a tow-in service based in Lusaka, that can service this area: try: +260(0)96 640 1676.

 Travel Tip!

The Kafue River Mall has a well-stocked Pick ‘n Pay supermarket as well as banks and places to eat. This means you needn’t battle Lusaka’s traffic to go shopping there.

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