in Northern Province, Zambia

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-8.762 and 31.114 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -8° 45' 44" and E 31° 6' 50"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kwacha - ZMW
Spoken languages:
English, Nyanja
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:02 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Lusaka
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:03 am and 5:42 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Zambia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Zambia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Zambia. Last Update: 2023-05-30 08:29:35

Explore Mpulungu

Mpulungu in Northern Province with it's 8,547 inhabitants is a city in Zambia about 497 mi (or 800 km) north of Lusaka, the country's capital.

Local time in Mpulungu is now 11:02 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lusaka with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Mpulungu. The closest airport in Zambia is Mbala Airport in a distance of 17 mi (or 27 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Sumbawanga, Kasama, Chinsali, Mbeya and Chitipa. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 24°C / 75 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 69 °F
Night Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 47%
Air Pressure 1017 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 11% of sky
General Conditions Few clouds

Wednesday, 31st of May 2023

25°C (76 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 1st of June 2023

24°C (76 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 2nd of June 2023

25°C (77 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Beryl being offloaded at Mpulungu, Zambia

Published: April 20, 2014
Length: 21:59 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Peter Elstob

My wife Jenny and myself spent more than 6 months travelling up as far as Ethiopia from Johannesburg. One of the many highlights of the trip was a 48 hour trip on the MV Liemba from Kigoma,...

Welcome to The Waterfront

Published: December 17, 2014
Length: 26:31 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: The Waterfront Bar & Braai

The waterfront is a developing resort on the shore at the Southern tip of Lake Tanganyika in the small town of Mpulungu, Zambia.

Snorkling at Lupuma Logde.mpg

Published: November 20, 2011
Length: 05:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: anders1949

Snorkeling in shallow water at Lupuma Logde, Which is in Musende Bay west of Mpulungu at the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Zambia. The video was shot in the morning around 8 hrs. as the lake...

KALAMBO - lake Tanganyika

Published: October 01, 2007
Length: 40:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5

This rare golden kalambo is filmed outside Toby Veall Kalambo Falls Lodge Zambia Africa.

KASAKALAWE - lake Tanganyika

Published: October 01, 2007
Length: 10:05 min
Rating: 4 of 5

divers collecting tropheus moori kasakalawe from my trip to lake tanganyika.

KASAKALAWE - lake Tanganyika

Published: October 16, 2007
Length: 28:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5

short swim at the area of kasakalawe,notice the reddish sand between the rocks! from my trip to lake tanganyika.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Mpulungu is a town in the Northern Province of Zambia, at the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika. From Mpulungu, boats reach DR Congo, Tanzania and Burundi. The MV Liemba ferry sails from Mpulungu to Kasanga and Kigoma in western Tanzania, with connections from there to Bujumbura. Mpulungu is also a fishing port and lies at the end of the old Great North Road.

Located at -8.76667, 31.1333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Zambia, Populated places on Lake Tanganyika

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Mpolungu, Mpulungu