Kalabo is one district in Western Zambia that has no road connecting it to the rest of the country. The district can only be accessed by water or air transport and takes one and a half days to reach from Mongu, the provincial town. 10th July 2011
The pictures showing the difficulties of the water transport, the main means of transport between Mongu and Kalabo districts in Western Zambia.
The geographical location of Kalabo makes it a challenge to access the district which is on the west of Zambezi River. The only means of transport is by water because the infamous Kalabo / Mongu Road is just by name.
It takes 2 hrs 30 minutes using speedboat which cost 550 US dollars for one way trip which is unavoidable to the locals. The majority of the local people use canoes and it takes one full day and half.. So it is not only a hassle to access Kalabo but it is also expensive. The majority of the people from this Southern African country live on less than a dollar per day.