Kafue Town - Just 44 Kilometres From Lusaka!

Kafue town is 44 kilometres south of Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, and about 428 kilometres from Livingstone.

Kafue TownKafue Town

Kafue is a small dormitory town. Most people who stay here work in Lusaka. 

The rent charges for houses are low and of course the crime rate is low as well - no wonder people love Kafue!


Industries have started springing up such as for Kafue Steel Plant and of course the old faithful - Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia.

Nitrogen Chemicals of ZambiaNitrogen Chemicals of Zambia

Banks And Financial Institutions In Kafue Town

There are three banks in town; Indo Zambia bank (IZB) and Barclays bank are on the main road leading from Lusaka to Livingstone. 

Indo Bank Zambia

Indo Bank Bank - KafueIndo Bank Zambia- Kafue

Barclays Bank Zambia

Barclays Bank - KafueBarclays Bank Zambia - Kafue

Insurance houses are also here; Zambia State Insurance and Professional insurance. 

Currently Professional Insurance is in twelve towns in Zambia; Nakonde, Kasama, Chipata, Solwezi, Kitwe, Ndola, Kabwe, Lusaka, Mazabuka, Choma, Livinstone and Kafue.

Zambia State InsuranceZambia State Insurance - Kafue

Professional Insurance

Professional Insurance - KafueProfessional Insurance - Kafue

Zambia National Commercial bank is in Kafue Estates, off the main road as you drive towards Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia. 

Stanbic bank does not have a bank here, but you can draw cash from their installed ATM machine found on the left side of the road towards Livingstone near the main bus station. 

Kafue Lodges Guesthouses And hotels

The Olive Executive Lodge

The Lodge offers accommodation in Kafue. It is 40 kilometres from Lusaka and the nearest airport is Kenneth Kaunda International Airport which is 56 kilometres away.  

Free Wi-Fi and on-site restaurant are available.

The accommodation features a flat-screen TV. Ceiling fans and bed linen is available. More details are available here.

There are a few lodges and motels in Kafue such as The Olive Executive LodgePurview LodgeChocho's "B" Lodge, South Park Resort, Bayi motel, Lechwe Lodge, Chita Lodge, House of Excellence Guest House (+260 211 214 081), Lafayette Guest House, High Park Lodge, Lwanginga Guest Lodge ( +260 977 584859), Village Guest House (+260 977 67480), Dora’s Guest House (+260 955 786819, musangudm@yahoo.com), and Lillo Executive Lodge 3, (+260 974 453 735, +260 955 640808,+260 955 398398).

Just as you enter town from Lusaka, there is Faduco’s Corner (+260 977 456701, +260 977 849704), a pub which has diversified into providing accommodation as well.

Petrol Filling Stations

Currently there are four filling stations. They are clustered together within a two kilometre range. 

Mount Meru Petroleum (Z) Limited is found immediately you enter Kafue town.

Mount Meru Filling StationMount Meru Filling Station - Kafue

Puma Filling Station is the second one, immediately after Mount Meru Petroleum (Z) Limited. It is actually a stone’s throw away from Mount Meru. 

Puma Filling Station - KafuePuma Filling Station

New Filling Station

New Filling Station - Kafue

The last one on the Lusaka Livingstone road is Total Filling Station. It is about 2 kilometres away from Mount Meru Petroleum (Z) Limited.

Total Filling StationTotal Filling Station


Kafue Boys Secondary School is found at about 11 km from Kafue town. As you drive for 8 km from Kafue town towards Livingstone, the first left turn immediately after passing River Motel, down the road and at about 3 km you will find the School. 

Kafue Day Secondary School is a public school run by the Government of Zambia. It is found on Malundu road, about 3 kilometres from Kafue town centre.


10 kilometres south of the town, on the Kafue River, just about a stone throw away from the Kafue Bridge, is the famous Kafue Queen boat. It offers cruises on the Kafue River. Incidentally, the Kafue River forms the boundary between Lusaka province and Southern province. 

Kafue QueenKafue Queen

Right on the Kafue Queen boat you may have weddings, parties and other functions. You can also fish while on the Kafue Queen or the fishermen will take advantage and sell you their catches before you embark or after you disembark from the Kafue Queen. 

Want to make a booking?

The contact numbers are:

Tel: 216016, Cell No: 097-232949, 095-813984 or e-mail Finot@zamnet.zm 

You can also try Kafue River Cliff or the new Picnic Water Front Campsite called Muyanganas . Saturdays and Sundays, people troop to this picnic water front of its kind! 

Indeed, there are many other tourist promotional sports along the river towards the Kafue Gorge Power Station!

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