Chirundu Town Is Found In Southern Province

Did you know that Chirundu town is 95 kilometers from Kafue town or 139 kilometers from Lusaka? Chirundu is one of the border post towns.



Road To ChirunduSpectacular Road To Chirundu

When you are approaching Chirundu from Kafue town, just after Siavonga turn-off, less than a kilometer on the right hand side, there is a plaque showing the Chirundu Forest Reserve, an area of petrified trees. Yes, you guessed it; the reserve is listed in the National monument of Zambia!

Chirundu National MonumentChirundu National Monument
Chirundu Forest Reserve PlaqueChirundu Forest Reserve Plaque
Chirundu Forest Reserve WarningChirundu Forest Reserve Warning

At the turn-off to Siavonga town, you are only 18 kilometers away from Chirundu! Right at this turn-off you can buy mementos such as carved wooden animals and drums

Chirundu border post is a small town but quite a busy one. Every day you find hundreds of trucks crossing into Zambia from Zimbabwe and vice versa as shown in the image below… 

Chirundu BorderChirundu Border
Trucks At ChirunduTrucks At Chirundu

Where To stay

There are a few motels and lodges here. 

Last time I visited the town, I identified 10 lodges……

  • Dream land guest lodge 
  • Insaka guest house (0977176464) 
  • Machembele lodge 
  • Nyambadwe lodge (0978 522 698) 
  • Tauya lodge (0977 871469/0977 786530, 0979 198893/0955 772484) 
  • Mubanga lodge (26 0211 515188) 
  • Chabala lodge 
  • Christabel guest house 
  • Mulenga guest house 
  • Wakasama guest house 

From the list above, I would recommend Dream Land guest house, Mubanga lodge and Tauya lodge. 

Tauya Lodge - ChirunduTauya Lodge In Chirundu Town

Compounds

Chirundu border has its share of compounds and residential areas named as: Appolo, Border, Garbon, Chibaketi, Mission compound, Zesco compound, Mazyongololo, High cost and government complex. 

Also, found in one of these compounds is Ngambino, the only night club in Chirundu!

Banks In Chirundu Town

Despite its size, you will find three banks. As you enter Chirundu border post from Kafue town you will identify Zanaco (Zambia National Commercial Bank) and Finance bank. These are in the so called Dry Port (the place where trucks park before they clear en route to Zambia or Zimbabwe). 

As you approach towards Zimbabwe, you will find Barclays bank.

Mtendere Mission Hospital

Mtendere Mission Hospital - ChirunduMtendere Mission Hospital

Chirundu border post has a mission hospital. It is run by the Catholics. The hospital is frequented by patients from as far as Zimbabwe and Kafue town in Zambia. 

The reason? It offers so many services such as:

  • Major surgery 
  • Endoscopy 
  • Ultrasonograpthy 
  • Radiology 
  • Dental care 
  • Clinical laboratory 
  • Eye clinic 
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention Clinic 
  • Counseling and free HIV testing 
  • HIV/AIDS preventive and support programme 
  • HAART (ARV Therapy) 
  • Family planning and infertility clinic 
  • Mother and child health 
  • Environmental health Services 
  • Malaria Control programme 
  • Telemedicine 

Do you feel like making an appointment? You can book by phone on 0979624402. 

For more information about Mtendere Mission Hospital, click here for their website here!

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