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Mongu is the capital of Zambia's Western Province. It's situated on a ridge overlooking the vast Barotse Floodplain, created by the seasonal flooding of the Zambezi River. The town itself is a centre for the Lozi people, and visitors can learn about their culture at the Nayuma Museum. Mongu is also a starting point for Liuwa Plain National Park, known for its large wildebeest migration and abundant wildlife. The best time to visit Mongu is during the dry season, from late April to October. This is when the floodwaters recede, making the surrounding areas more accessible. Keep in mind that Mongu is a remote location with fewer tourist services compared to other parts of Zambia.

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Airports near Mongu

You have choices when it comes to reaching Mongu. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Mongu.

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

This is the main international airport in Zambia and is located approximately 600 kilometres east of Mongu. It is the closest major airport and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Livingstone Airport

Located around 700 kilometres southeast of Mongu, Livingstone Airport is another option for international travellers. It serves as the gateway to the famous Victoria Falls and offers connections to various destinations in Africa.


Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport

Situated approximately 800 kilometres northeast of Mongu, Ndola Airport is another international airport in Zambia. It serves as a hub for both domestic and regional flights.


Kasane Airport

If you are looking for an alternative option, Kasane Airport is located around 500 kilometres southwest of Mongu, just across the border in Botswana. It offers international flights and serves as a gateway to the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta.

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Things to do in Mongu

Mongu has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

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Mongu Museum

This museum offers a window into the history and culture of the Lozi people, the indigenous Barotseland tribe. Visitors can learn about the Lozi way of life through artefacts, clothing and traditional musical instruments. The museum also houses a collection of royal regalia, including the elaborately beaded garments worn by the Lozi kings and queens.

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Barotse Floodplain

The Barotse Floodplain, formed by the annual flooding of the Zambezi River, is a haven for wildlife. During the wet season, the plains transform into a vast wetland full to the brim with birds, fish and other animals. Boat trips are a popular activity in the floodplain, allowing visitors to spot hippopotamuses, crocodiles and a variety of bird species.

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Litunga Royal Palace

The Litunga Royal Palace is the official residence of the Lozi king, known as the Litunga. The current palace is a modern structure built in the 1950s, but it stands on the site of a long line of palaces that have served as the seat of Lozi royalty for centuries. While the palace itself is not open to the public, visitors can admire its architecture from the outside and learn about the history of the Lozi monarchy.

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