This border post has a steady volume of traffic. The crossing receives and dispatches cargo vehicles transiting from the Mokambo Border Post across DRC as well as imports and exports from DRC. The access by road is of good tarmac from Kasama on M1 and from Mbala on M2.
Waiting time is dependent upon documentation completeness.
Border Crossing Location and Contact
Name of Border Crossing
Mpulungu Port Border Post
Country #1: Zambia
Country #3: Burundi
Country #4: Tanzania
Province or District
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing
Managing Authority / Agency
Mr Wilfred Mwanza, Station Manager, Mobile: +260 977117538/966117538
Nearest International Airport
Lusaka – Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Distance 1050 km
Truck Travel Time: 60 hrs
Car Travel time: 23 hrs
Beira/Nacala/Durban/Dar es Salaam
Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity
Distance 190 km
Truck Travel Time: 4.5 hrs
Car Travel time: 2.5 hrs
Roads are made of good tarmac on M1 from Kasama and M2 from Mbala. The border post has a steady volume of traffic with minimum wait when all documentation is correct.
Hours of Operation
Every day regardless of holidays or season
06:00 – 18:00
This border post has a steady volume of traffic. There is very little parking space for trucks except along the roadside outside the harbour gates. Approximately 300 truckloads per month cross both ways through the harbour. The maximum capacity is about 25 trucks per day. There is about a 1-2 hour wait when all documentation is correct. The road to access the border post is of good tarmac from Kasama on the M2 highway and M2 from Mbala.
Delays occur when documentation is incomplete. Documentation requirements for food (cereals):
Export permit (dependant on commodity)
Certificate of Origin (COMESA/SADC)
Export schedule (in case of Maize)
Electronic pre-clearance possible and recommended through a forwarding agent. A bond is held by the agent for a fee. The ZRA is the Regulatory Authority. Inspection by the Ministry of Agriculture and the ZRA is required for imports and exports. A fee of 100 USD per foreign registered truck and 196 ZMW for Zambian trucks. All trucks are subject to inspection upon entering or leaving the harbour.
For more information on customs in Zambia , please see the following link: 1.3 Zambia Customs Information
This Border Post serves cargo moving by vessel to all countries that border Lake Tanganyika. Photos can be found in Annexes. Food is inspected by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Mpulungu Port Border Post, PO Box 133 Mpulungu, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Zambia Government Contact List