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:: Chirundu (Zambia)
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Chirundu is a small but busy town in Zambia situated along the main Great North road between Lusaka and Harare, hence a border crossing town between Zimbabwe -Zambia. In Zimbabwe there is a similar village called Chirundu. The Chirundu town is also the administrative capital of the Chirundu district since 2012, hence the town became one of the busiest as constant stream of trucks can be seen moving to and from Zambia. The town is located within Mashonaland West province of Zimbabwe. Chirundu is the only town on the Zambezi where two bridges cross the river. The bridge is the crossing point of travellers to and from Zimbabwe to Zambia. The town is hot and dusty and sometimes elephants can be spotted on their way from the river to the bush.
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||Zamtel. Airtel.|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+260(0)21 151 5022 (Number not reliable)|
|Hospital :||Yes||Hospital Telephone :||+260(0)21 151 5056 (Number not reliable)|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||ULP/LRP||Petrol Price Index :||ZMW 16.06 per litre (Jan-2019)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Type :||Diesel 93||Diesel Price Index :||ZMW 14.65 per litre (Jan-2019)|
|Towing Service :||Yes|
|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).
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).
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