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Zambia side - chaotic, Botswana - sterile

In Zambia, on the slipway area and approach, its chaotic, vehicles all over the place and with... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Gill t
Quite an experience

Well it’s the only way to cross the river until the bridge is finished so you have just got to go... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
mrba2015
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

In Zambia, on the slipway area and approach, its chaotic, vehicles all over the place and with gridlock half the time, also there was only one ferry in service, two were broken down (as per last time as well). Customs and immigration however, well organized,...More

1  Thank Gill t
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Well it’s the only way to cross the river until the bridge is finished so you have just got to go for it. Have to say that I quite enjoyed it. Just one of those way out experiences. Absolute chaos waiting to board but it...More

1  Thank mrba2015
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The Zambian road leading to the border is horrendous and trucks line up for kilometers for the 3 week wait to cross having booked a Chobe Tour, we had priority. The ferry was efficient and took us across the river in just a few minutes.

1  Thank NauticalVoyager
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Easy to taxi to either side of the crossing. From Livingstone the current rate is 40 kwacha for a share taxi (with 3 others) from the taxi rank in Livingstone to the border. There is about a 5 minute walk from immigration to the boat...More

1  Thank funlight
Reviewed July 24, 2017

If you travel with a small vehicle the crossing will not be a problem. We crossed into Zambia and back again after 2 weeks and each crossing took us less than an hour with a 4x4 and a trailer. However the queue on the Botswana...More

2  Thank Danie92
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Zambezi River is the 4th largest in Africa and winds around 4 countries. See both sides of the channels - watching hippo families swim, elephants on the sides of the reserves. Free flow of drinks and enough canapes to enjoy a relaxing afternoon sun from...More

Thank dycch1955
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Having been warned, briefed, and even discouraged from making this crossing by car as a non resident of either Zambia or Botswana our sense of adventure took over all reasonable logic. Firstly check, check and check again that you have the correct and originally documents...More

3  Thank Camal63
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We used the ferry by foot. Even if we have read that there is a ticket, we have just walked on the ferry and passed to Zambia! The border process is ok and it needs its time (it depends on how many people are there...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Crossing the river on the ferry is an interesting experience. Because the two countries are building a temporary bridge, which will precede a permanent bridge, the only way to cross between the countries is on the ferry. This is not a ferry designed for human...More

1  Thank Darren D
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the Kazungula Border Post 6:15am (border opens at 6am) by local taxi arranged by our guesthouse in Kazungula (Botswana). We read on Google that it is less busy in the early mornings, and this was probably the best decision! The whole process...More

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