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Town Medium Senanga

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Located in Zambia :: Barotseland  :: Senanga
Category: Places :: Town Medium


Situated on the eastern banks of the Zambezi River, Senanga marks the lower extremity of the Barotse Floodplain. The erection of the Sioma bridge over the Zambezi River, 15km south of Senanga, links the southern and northern parts of Barotseland right through the year and has increased trade in Senanga as this is the first major town when approaching from the south. Previously the two regions were separated a few months of the year with the seasonal flooding of the Zambezi River.

Traveller Description

For avid fishermen, this part of the river is good for fishing. Although the town does not offer many attractions, seventy five kilometres south of town, is Ngonye Falls, the second largest waterfall in Zambia and well worth a visit.

Address :  Senanga, Liuwa Plains, Zambia
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Zamtel and Airtel

Destination Information
Police Hospital Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Shops Shopping Centre ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Liquor Restaurant Airstrip
Tourist Information Telephone :  +260(0)21 723 0032
Petrol Type :  ULP/LRP

Guided Walks Fishing Swimming

Travelling Information

Tow-in services: +260(0)96 676 1647 / +260(0)97 7483 306 (Based in Lusaka).

Hospital contact is for Senanga District hospital. (Feb-2019)

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]. ( (2019).

There is a local butchery, but perhaps not for the faint hearted. (2019).
Restock in Mongu. (2019).

There is a BP fuel stop, a Puma fuel station in the town. (Feb-2019).
You can also fill up in Mongu. (2019).

There is a ZANACO Bank and ATM in the town. Exchanging money here in order to get Kwachas, can be time consuming - there are no computers and handwritten forms are completed. (Feb-2019).

Kuka shops do sell tyres but don't expect to find your tyre brand and size. (2019).

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“We exchanged money at a bank in Senanga. It took more than an hour to get the Kwatchas. No computers here and handwritten forms were filled out. The lady filled our name in as 'Mr Schengen", looking at the foto on the Schengen visa in the passport.We discovered this when we had to sign, and she had to start all over again.” - Mietsie Visser, 2012/07/16

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