Servas Zambia

OVERLAND TRANSPORTATION

  RIVER/LAKE: Zambia has no coastline but there are crossings from Mpulungu across Lake Tanganyika through Kigoma in Tanzania
to Bujumbura in Burundi and a service across the Zambezi from Kazungula to Botswana.

Scandinavian Express Bus route  RAIL: There are two major rail routes linking Zambia with Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Zambia Railways serves Livingstone and has a connection across the Victoria Falls to Bulawayo and Harare in Zimbabwe. There are two trains daily in either direction, the journey taking 9-12 hours depending on whether the ordinary or express service is used.
Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) operates trains Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from Kapiri Mposhi to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. Services are often suspended and it is advisable to check at the tourist office in Lusaka for details. A train ride between Dar es Salaam and Zambia is a beautiful way to see the countryside and is very economical (under $10).

  ROAD: Coach services are available between Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and South Africa The main routes are from Zimbabwe via Chirundu, Kariba and Livingstone; from Botswana via Kasane and Kazungula; from Mozambique via Villa Gambito and Zumbo; from Malawi via Chipata and Lundazi and from Zaire via Kashiba, Mwenda, Sakania, Mokambo, Kasumbalesa and Kapushi

Scandinavian Express provide daily express from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. The service continues to Kampala from Nairobi.

Lusaka Bus Service travels to Gaberone on Mondays and Thursdays - leaving at 21h00 ; travel time approx 21-22 hours.

  CLIMATE:Hot September - March. Cold at night May - July. Rains December - March but not daily and usually brief.

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