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:: Chirundu (Zambia)
Category: Places :: Town Small
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Chirundu is a small border town situated in the hot and humid Zambezi Valley, on the banks of the Zambezi River. It’s located on the T2 highway which links up to the A1 highway in Zimbabwe and is thus one of the busiest border crossings in Zambia; it sees trucks transporting goods from the large harbour in Beira in Mozambique, as well as trucks from South Africa and Zimbabwe. Chirundu means ‘people following one another in a line’ which refers to the queues of people waiting to cross the Zambezi River!
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||Zamtel. Airtel.|
|Police Station :||Yes|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||ULP/LRP||Petrol Price Index :||ZMW 16.06 per litre (Jan-2019)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Type :||Diesel||Diesel Price Index :||ZMW 14.65 per litre (Jan-2019)|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+27(0)97 473 7848 / +260(0)96 676 1647 (Based in Lusaka)|
|Facilities :||Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Tyre Repair, Mechanical Repair|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Tours and Excursions, Guided Walks, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching|
|More Activities:||A visit to Kariba Dam wall.|
HEALTHCARE & EMERGENCY SERVICES:
Hospital contact is for Mtendere Mission Hospital. (Feb-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).
Gwabi Lodge have a mechanical repair shop. (2019).
The gravel road north from Chirundu was reported to be bad as the graders have not fixed the road after the wet season yet. (May-14).
SHOPS & SERVICES:
Nearby Border Control point.
There is a Shoprite Mini Food Store in town at the Chirundu Mall. (Jan-19).
There are three Banks in Chirundu. Zanaco Bank, Atlas Mara Bank and Investrust Bank. And there are several ATM's. (2019).
There is a forex exchange place at the new Mall which also hosts Shoprite, hungry lion and other shops.
There is no laundromat it town at the moment. (2019).
There is no craft market but a vibrant african food market. (2019).
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