Chirundu - important border town

Is situated on the Zambezi, it is a border town to Zambia.  It is an important crossing as Zambia which is also landlocked, needs to use the railway and road for its products to reach Beira in Mozambique. 

Painting by Barry Lungu

The Kariba dam lies about 65km up river from Chirundu.  It is great for fishing, safaris and really good Baobab trees.  Altitude 400m - about 14000 inhabitants.  As it is low it is hot with temperatures easily reaching 40 degrees in October. Chirundu is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor activities. The Chirundu area is ""Home"" to a diverse array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, and crocodiles, and it is a popular spot for safari and wildlife viewing.

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Additionally, Chirundu is a popular destination for fishing, with the Zambezi River flowing through the area and offering a wide variety of fish species. The town also has a unique cultural heritage with the presence of Tonga, Tswana and Ndebele people. There are also some historical sites like the Fort hill which is a British fort built in 1890, it is a popular spot for picnics and birdwatching.

Sculpture from Sampson Kuvenguhwa - Working

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