Mongu

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General Information

Mongu is the capital of Western Province in Zambia and was the capital of the formerly-named province and historic state, Barotseland. Its population is 44,310 (2000 census), and it is also headquarters of the Mongu District.

The area has an annual rainfall of around 945 mm in the rainy season from late October to April. There is usually a flood which arrives January, peaks in April and is gone by June, leaving a floodplain with new grass on which a massive amount of people move onto in order for their cattle to graze.  They can also catch fish and raise crops in small gardens.

Mongu is hot from September to December, with maximum for October of 35.4°C, and cool from May to August, with a maximum in June of 26.9°C.

Accommodation in Mongu

Mongu offers a fair selection of budget-friendly accommodation options. There are loads of bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, hotels, guest houses, camping sites and lodges in the area. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on all the places to stay in the area.

Activities in Mongu

The city is known for basket and carpet weaving. 

There is a Cathedral and a water tower here, among the several shopping places and social places, the town has a large market as well as an airport. Mongu Airport is mainly used by the Zambian Air Force and the United Nations to transport Angolan Refugees back to Angola. 

Things to do in Mongu include the following:

  • Nayuma Museum.
  • Town market
  • Cathedral

Businesses

Mongu has a thriving business community.  Tourists can find shops, stalls and souvenirs in the vicinity. The local restaurants are a culinary delight and there is something for every taste.

Mongu produces the best mango and fish in the country, especially the Tiger fish. Mongu is also the major rice growing region of Zambia.

Please go to our business directory for a full list of businesses you can find in the region.

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