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Buses from Lusaka to Gaborone

Kampala, Uganda
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Buses from Lusaka to Gaborone

Anyone able to advise on best buses from Lusaka to Gaborone

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Gaborone, Botswana
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1. Re: Buses from Lusaka to Gaborone

Hi Bibian,from your question i am going to assume you are already in Lusaka,if the bus dropped you at lusaka bus terminal, and either continued to Harare or was stopping in Lusaka.

You should start looking for a bus to Kazungula border(Zambia/Botswana border)(Please remember to look and ask the exact one as they differ in prices & tym).

Fortunately or unfortunately buses in Zambia do not drive at night so remember to book and take d one dat leaves very early and remember not to get swept by d ones(bus people) dat say r going to Namibia en dat they drop u on d way even if they say its a walkable distance.Take d one dat drives to d border exactly.

so lusaka - kazungula you will be in the bus for 8 hrs.

The border of Zambia and Lusaka is not easily visible, but when you reach you will have to get off the bus and after which u slope down to d ferry.it is a quiet place you myt not even recognize it.After d ferry u walk to d Botswana immigration very tiring if ur bags are heavy(Technically speaking the bus leaves at the ferry crossing point and you cross to Botswana on the ferry.If your bags are too heavy, u can hire someone to carry them for u and you give them 2kwacha/2pula.At d border there z always buses staging if ur fortunate.

if you are not u can walk to d next city centre or wait at d border its self or take a matatu/van/taxi to d park called kasane to get a bus to Gaborone,but they myt as well drop you off at francistown as it is the same route.Remember to ask wether Francistown or Kasane as you will know where to go when they tell you.

If you get a taxi/matutu/van from the border to Francis town it takes 6hrs and costs 20 pula.The whole place z a wild game reserve abt 100km.so donot worry that you could be lost,but also take caution.

When you reach francistown they drop u at d bus rank.

from there you ask for Gabs taxis or buses.

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2. Re: Buses from Lusaka to Gaborone

Very helpful information! I will go by this. Thank you ClydeKing1

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3. Re: Buses from Lusaka to Gaborone

You are welcome, and have a safe journeyHope you enjoy all the animals along the way.Btw, i forgot to warn/tell you, pasing in the national park the Botswana authorities may make you pay for sight seeing the animals or touring, it is a technical thing where they say, passing through the national park and seeing is touring and therefore you maybe charged some tourist national park entry fees.And yes they are serious.Just dont be surprised.Most Botswana are abit honest and sincere compared to the northern and southern counterparts,so donot worry that they are cheating you or something if they ask you to pay.And,no, i am not from Botswana.

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