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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 od these roads is planned for 2018.  

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing


Mokambo Border Post:

Country #1: Zambia
Country #2: DRC

Province or District

Mufulira District, Copperbelt Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing





S 12.43609


E 028.34059

Managing Authority / Agency


Contact Person

Kaenyi S Mawandi  (+260 977139962)

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Ndola – Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport

Distance 65 km

Truck Travel Time: 3.5 hrs

Car Travel time: 1.5 hrs

Nearest Port

Beira/Nacala/Durban/Dar es Salaam

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


Distance 65 km

Truck Travel Time: 3.5 hrs

Car Travel time: 1.5 hrs

Other Information

There are fuelling stations in the small town of Mufulira.  The road from Mufulira to the border is made of gravel and in badcondition. Rehabilitation is planned and funded.  Very little presence of traffic at this border due to the present road conditions.  The present traffic consists mostly if cargo moving from DRC to Zambia


Hours of Operation


Everyday rgardless of holidays or season

06:00 – 18:00 

Daily Capacity

Capacity could be as many as 30 trucks per day, but there arefew 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

Delays occur when documentation is incomplete.  Documentation requirements for food (cereals):


  1. Waybill
  2. Export permit (dependant 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.

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

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