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Town Medium Katima Mulilo

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Located in Namibia :: Four Nations  :: Katima Mulilo
Category: Places :: Town Medium


Some 1 200km from the nation’s capital and a mere half a kilometre from the Zambian border, you’ll find Katima Mulilo, Namibia’s most easterly town of any size. Often referred to simply as Katima, this is the capital of the Zambezi region (Caprivi Strip) and it’s located on the Zambezi River’s banks - the river forms the border with Zambia at this spot. Since the opening of the Katima Mulilo Bridge in 2004, which connects the Zambian Copperbelt with the Namibian deep sea harbour at Walvis Bay, Katima Mulilo has enjoyed much growth.

Traveller Description

Located near the point where five countries meet, Katima Mulilo is home to many cultures and languages. And being an important town on an important trade route (linking the west coast of
Africa to the interior), Katima offers all the facilities and services that an overlander might need.
At the most easterly tip of the Zambezi region you'll find Impalila Island. It’s
formed by the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers to the north and south respectively, and the Kasai Channel to the west. Its name means 'the faraway place'. Once a military base for
the South African Defence Force, Impalila Island now forms part of the Impalila Conservancy and is home to the Lozi tribe. Although part of Namibia, access to the island's lodges is by
plane, or boat from Botswana’s Kasane Immigration Office. There is no vehicular access to this area.

Address :  Katima Mulilo Visitors Information, Zambezi (Caprivi), Namibia
Postal :  Private Bag 5009, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Contact :  Katima Mulilo Visitors Information
Tel :  +264(0)66 253 212
Email :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  LEO. MTC

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Airstrip Car Rental Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +264(0)66 251 225
Hospital Telephone :  +264(0)66 251 402
Doctor Telephone :  +264(0)66 253 321 (Goodhealth El Rapha )/ +264(0)66 254 748 (Dr Santos Medical Practice)
Tourist Information Telephone :  +264(0)66 252 739
Towing Service Telephone :  +264(0)81 129 7490 / +264(0)62 500 132 (Polka 24hr service)
Petrol Type :  LRP/ULP
Diesel Type :  50ppm available

Other Facilities :  Sports Club. Auto Spares. Auto Specialist Service. Government Services. Public Toilets. Fast Food. Telecommunication.

Game Viewing Game Drives 4WD Trails Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Guided Walks Horse Trails Fishing Swimming Canoeing Boat Trips Bird Watching
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information
Closest Main Route :  B8

If you are travelling to Zambia, refuel in Katima – it’s cheaper.
Take note: Garage or Petrol cards will no longer be accepted as a legal tender for purchase of fuel, spares or repairs in Namibia.
Cash, Debit and Credit cards are legal payment instruments, but many fuel stations choose NOT to accept Debit and/or Credit cards. But generally credit cards are accepted at garages in bigger and touristy towns. Take extra cash with still in case!

Katima offers all the facilities and services that an overlander might need.
If you are travelling to Zambia, buy your provisions in Katima, it’s cheaper and the shops are better stocked.
Tour services are available from Baobab Transfers in Katima Mulilo (+264(0)81 124 3344).
The Ngweze Butchery can be reached on +264(0)81 207 6677/+264(0)66 252 498. Nearby Border Control point.

The tow-in service is provided by Katima Breakdown Services (landline: +264(0)66 252 273).

Wenela/Sesheke Border Post into Zambia: Open 24hrs. Tel:
+264(0)66 253 430.

 Travel Tip!

If you travel from Katima Mulilo west towards Rundu, there is a vet fence control point just beyond Kongola. You are not allowed to take raw meat from cloven-hoofed animals, cheese and unpasteurised milk beyond this point.

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