KA­TIMA MULILO TO KABULA LODGE

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Ka­tima Mulilo in Namibia is the best place to kick off the Zam­bezi/Ka­fue route. Do all your gro­cery shop­ping in Ka­tima be­cause there aren’t many big shops fur­ther north.

The Wenela-Sesheke bor­der post be­tween Ka­tima and Sesheke is usu­ally a smooth cross­ing, but it can still take some time so give your­self at least an hour. The mod­ern of­fice lay­out on the Zam­bian side will make your life eas­ier.

Keep an eye on your GPS once you’re over the bor­der – the roads are con­fus­ing. If you want to visit the town of Sesheke (maybe to draw some kwacha), you have to cross the Zam­bezi River.

Fol­low the M10 tar road north – it’s on the west­ern side of the river. When I first drove the M10 in 2004, it was still a gravel road. Now the tar goes all the way to Mongu in the north, which makes this route ac­ces­si­ble to 4x2 driv­ers. It’s nice and quiet with few trucks.

I stayed at Kabula Lodge – a big camp­site with lots of grass and shade – but there are other places to stay fur­ther north. Tiger­fish­ing is pop­u­lar in the area.

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