When you are approaching Chirundu from Kafue town, just after Siavonga turn-off, less than a kilometer on the right hand side, there is a plaque showing the Chirundu Forest Reserve, an area of petrified trees. Yes, you guessed it; the reserve is listed in the National monument of Zambia!
At the turn-off to Siavonga town, you are only 18 kilometers away from Chirundu! Right at this turn-off you can buy mementos such as carved wooden animals and drums.
Chirundu border post is a small town but quite a busy one. Every day you find hundreds of trucks crossing into Zambia from Zimbabwe and vice versa as shown in the image below
There are a few motels and lodges here.
Last time I visited the town, I identified 10 lodges…
From the list above, I would recommend Dream Land guest house, Mubanga lodge and Tauya lodge.
Chirundu border has its share of compounds and residential areas named as: Appolo, Border, Garbon, Chibaketi, Mission compound, Zesco compound, Mazyongololo, High cost and government complex.
Also, found in one of these compounds is Ngambino, the only night club in Chirundu!
Despite its size, you will find three banks. As you enter Chirundu border post from Kafue town you will identify Zanaco (Zambia National Commercial Bank) and Finance bank. These are in the so called Dry Port (the place where trucks park before they clear en route to Zambia or Zimbabwe).
As you approach towards Zimbabwe, you will find Barclays bank.
Chirundu border post has a mission hospital. It is run by the Catholics. The hospital is frequented by patients from as far as Zimbabwe and Kafue town in Zambia.
The reason? It offers so many services such as:
Do you feel like making an appointment? You can book by phone on 0979624402.
For more information about Mtendere Mission Hospital, click here for their website here!
The Canterbury hotel deals, in the historical cathedral city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
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Fresh View Hotel is located on the banks of Lake Kariba, just 10 minutes’ drive from Siavonga town.