Mongu is situated on a small blunt promontory of higher ground on the eastern edge of the 30km-wide Barotse floodplain of the Zambezi river. The city is 15 kilometres from the river's main channel, to which its small harbour is connected in the dry season by a 35-kilometre route via a canal and a meandering channel. The whole region is flat and sandy, with the dry land generally no more than 50 m higher than the floodplain.
Mongu is the home city of the Lozi people.
The ecoregion around Mongu comprises Zambezi flooded grasslands.
It is also home to a cathedral and a water tower, while among the several shopping places and social places, the town has a large market and an airport.
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Mongu is about 6-8 hours drive from Lusaka on the Great West Road
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The Kuomboka is a traditional ceremony is celebrated by the Lozi people in Mongu. The ceremony celebrates seasonal movement of the Paramount chief, the Litunga from the flood plains. Kuomboka means "getting out of water."
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Mongu has a large market and several shopping places.
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