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Situated across the Zambezi River from Namibia’s Katima Mulilo, Sesheke is a small border town in Zambia’s Western Province. Its economy is based on the movement of goods and some tourists through the Sesheke Border Post.
Katima Mulilo, its ‘big sister’ in Namibia, is much more modern and commercial, and is home to many cultures and languages. Both towns are situated on the transport route linking Zambia’s Copperbelt with the export/import harbour of Walvisbay, on the so-called Walvisbay Corridor.
|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|
|Fax :||+264(0)66 253 212|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||LEO. MTC|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+264(0)66 251 225|
|Hospital :||Yes||Hospital Telephone :||+264(0)66 251 402|
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+264(0)66 253 321|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+264(0)66 252 739|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||LRP/ULP||Petrol Price Index :||9,98 NAD (Feb-2012)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Type :||50ppm available||Diesel Price Index :||10,50 NAD (Feb-2012)|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+264(0) 81 258 3825|
|Facilities :||Gas Refill, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airstrip, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair|
|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, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Horse Trails, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
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!
SHOPS & SERVICES:
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 06:00 - 18:00. Tel: +264(0)66 253 430, +264(0)66 253 153.
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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