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Overview

This border post is very quiet with little cargo traffic.  Cargo arrives via the M15 from the T2 along a narrow tarmac road that has broken tarmac in many areas.  The crossing is over the Kariba Dam across the Zambezi river.  There are no restrictions on cargo trucks crossing the dam.   The Zambezi River Authority controls the dam.

Waiting time is dependent upon documentation completeness. 

 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Kariba Port Border Post:

Country #1: Zambia
Country #2: Zimbabwe

Province or District

Southern Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Siavonga

10 km

Latitude

S 016.51117

Longitude

E 028.75867

Managing Authority / Agency

ZRA

Contact Person

Mr Mutebula Delux, Customs Collector, Mobile: +260 977297819

 

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Lusaka – Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

Distance 175 km

Truck Travel Time: 9 hrs

Car Travel time: 3.5 hrs

Nearest Port

Beira/Nacala/Durban/Dar es Salaam

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

Lusaka

Distance 175 km

Truck Travel Time: 9 hrs

Car Travel time: 3.5 hrs

Other Information

 

Road is broken tarmac on M15 from the T2 turnoff. Border post is very quiet.

 

Hours of Operation

Every day regardless of holidays or season

06:00 – 18:00 hours

Daily Capacity

This border post is very quiet with little cargo traffic.  Cargo arrives via the M15 from the T2 along a narrow tarmac road that has broken tarmac in many areas.  The crossing is over the Kariba Dam across the Zambezi river.  There are no restrictions on cargo trucks crossing the dam.   The Zambezi River Authority control the dam.

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

Electronic pre-clearance possible and recommended through forwarding agent.  Bond is held by the agent for fees. ZRA is the Regulatory Authority. Inspection is required for import and export by Ministry of Agriculture and ZRA.  Fee of USD 100 per foreign registered truck and 196ZMW for Zambian trucks. All trucks are subject to inspection upon entering or leaving the country.

 

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

Other Relevant Information

Food is inspected by the Ministry of Agriculture. 

Kariba Border Post, PO Box 100, Siavonga, Tel: +260 211383600, email: advice@zra.org.zm

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


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