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Hi, some friends and I will be visiting Africa in November, and since it is much cheaper to fly into South Africa, we plan to bus it from there to Lusaka. This trip will last for 31 hours.
are already prepared to bring earplugs to block out Intercape's loudly
played Christian programming, but I am curious about some other aspects
of this long bus journey, if anybody knows the answers (I wrote to
Intercape, but got no reply).
1) When crossing from Zimbabwe into Zambia, does Intercape use the Victoria Falls border post or the Chirundu Bridge post?
The Intercape website states that each passenger is permitted to carry
two pieces of luggage not exceeding 20 kg (44 lbs) combined. Does hand
(carry-on) luggage count toward the two item limit? Has anyone
previously traveling with Intercape been charged a fee for overweight
3) I was told that there are no stops to buy
refreshments over the course of the 31 hour journey. I imagine there may
be opportunities to buy a cold drink at border crossings, but does
anybody have other info/tips for surviving this trip hydrated? Unless I
hear a better idea, my plan is to freeze bottles of water and then pack
them in a small cooler full of crushed ice (assuming that bagged ice is
sold in SA).
Thanks so much for any information you can share about this bus journey!