2.3.1 Zambia Border Crossing of Mokambo


Zambian Revenue and Immigration Authorities are present at this crossing.  It is a very small post of 3 persons. Most commercial traffic originates in DRC. The road from Mufulira to the border post is in bad condition making it difficult for large commercial trucks to access it. Rehabilitation of these roads is planned for 2018.  

Border Crossing Location and Contact
Name of Border Crossing

Zambia and DRC: Mokambo Border Post

Province or District Mufulira District, Copperbelt Province
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Mufulira (17 km)

Latitude -12.43609
Longitude 28.34059
Managing Authority Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA)
Contact Person Musonda N. Phiri  (+260 977 432080)

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Ndola – Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (65 km)

Truck Travel Time: 3.5 hrs

Car Travel time: 1.5 hrs

Nearest Port

Dar es Salaam (2,2000 km)

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Ndola (65 km)

Truck Travel Time: 3.5 hrs

Car Travel time: 1.5 hrs

Other Information

There are fueling stations in the small town of Mufulira.  The road from Mufulira to the border is made of gravel and in bad condition. Rehabilitation works are on going, planed to be completed by 2022.  Very little presence of traffic at this border due to the present road conditions.  The present traffic consists mostly of cargo moving from DRC to Zambia and Zambian busses moving from Copperbelt to Luapula and Northern, and vice versa.

Hours of Operation

Everyday regardless of holidays or season

06:00 – 18:00 

Daily Capacity

Capacity could be as many as 30 trucks per day, but there are few if any cargo vehicles departing Zambia through this crossing at present.  Most cargo traffic originates in DRC (one or two trucks per day). No parking areas or lanes are provided for vehicles crossing. Photos of the small office and crossing in can be found in Annexes.   

Customs Clearance

Minimum delays occur because of Self-assessment pre-clearing routine on documentation done in advance.  Documentation requirements for food (cereals):

  1. Waybills
  2. Export permit (dependent on commodity)
  3. Certificate of Origin (COMESA/SADC)
  4. Fumigation certificate
  5. Export schedule (in case of maize)
  6. Invoice
  7. Phytosanitary certificate

For more information on customs in Zambia, please see the following link: 1.3 Zambia Customs Information.

Other Relevant Information

Waiting time is approximately a half day if all documentation is complete and correct. A toll gate for in coming and out going vehicle has been installed. The border has also a modern building block for borders operations

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Zambia Government Contact List.

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