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Mbala is Zambia's northernmost major town, close to the border with Tanzania. Mbala sits at a higher altitude than most of Zambia, so the climate is cooler and more pleasant. It's a good base for exploring Lake Tanganyika, the second-deepest freshwater lake in the world, which is 40km to the northwest. The town itself has a relaxed atmosphere and is known for the Moto Moto Museum, which tells the story of Zambia's role in World War I. The rainy season is from November to April, so the best time to visit is during the dry season, from May to October.

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Airports near Mbala

There are multiple ways to reach Mbala - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Mbala.

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

Located approximately 800 kilometres southeast of Mbala, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Zambia. It offers both domestic and international flights, making it a convenient option for travellers visiting Mbala.


Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport

Situated around 700 kilometres southeast of Mbala, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport is another major airport in Zambia. It serves as a hub for domestic and regional flights, connecting Mbala to various destinations.


Kilimanjaro International Airport

If you prefer to fly to Tanzania and then drive to Mbala, Kilimanjaro International Airport is a suitable choice. It is located approximately 500 kilometres east of Mbala and offers international flights from various destinations.


Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

For travellers coming from further away, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, is an option. It is situated around 1,000 kilometres northeast of Mbala and serves as a major transportation hub in East Africa. From Nairobi, you can either take a connecting flight or drive to Mbala.

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With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Mbala into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

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Things to do in Mbala

Exploring Mbala's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

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Lake Tanganyika

Just a 40-km drive northwest of Mbala lies Lake Tanganyika, the second-oldest, second-deepest freshwater lake in the world, and the second-largest by volume (after Lake Baikal). Lake Tanganyika is known for its rich biodiversity, being home to over 2,000 species of fish, including the endemic Tanganyika sardine, which is a vital part of the lake's ecosystem. Boat tours are available on the lake, offering opportunities for spotting hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birdlife.

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Situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Mpulungu is a small town with a laid-back atmosphere. Mpulungu is a popular spot for fishing, with several lodges and camps catering to anglers. The town also has a small beach area, where visitors can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lake.

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Nchemba Falls

Nchemba Falls is a series of waterfalls located approximately 85 km south of Mbala. The falls are not large, but they are scenic and provide a refreshing spot to relax and take a dip. Visitors can also enjoy hiking trails that lead to the top of the falls.

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