Welcome to Mpulungu
Resting at the foot of mighty Lake Tanganyika, Mpulungu is a crossroads between Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. As Zambia’s only international port, it’s the terminal for the ferry across the lake to Tanzania. It’s also a busy commercial fishing port and several fisheries are based here, some of them exporting tropical fish to aquariums around the world. The streets are fairly lively and busy, especially at night, but there is no real reason to come here unless travelling to Nsumbu National Park, Ndole Bay, the lodges along Lake Tanganyika or northeast to Tanzania. Although it’s always very hot, don’t be tempted to swim in the lake in this area because there are a few crocs.