Motorcycle Transport Zambia Trip 3
Bikes loaded up and ready to leave Livingstone.
Arrived at the Kazungulu cross border check to Botswana. Again, much the same as with entry into Zambia you have to appoint an import/export “agent” to get you through. Customs control in Zambia is not computerised. Which means all documents must be filled in by hand and filed with each particular official. Imigration, customs, vehicle checks etc. Vehicle checks must be completed by a customs officer who physically checks vin numbers against registration docs etc to clear you. The customs official will only do this if he is paid to do it. The reality is that the Zambian government have no money to pay their officials. Therefore each official has to raise their own income through charging for scrutinising documents and checking cargoes etc.
Cleared customs all good. Only cost around two thousand Rand this time, so not so bad. Truck and bikes on the pontoon ferry on our way to Kasane in Botswana.