The capital of the western province of Zambia is Mongu. It generally takes an average of about six to eight hours to travel from Lusaka to Mongu. This small city is home to the Lozi people. This place is known for dry lands and floodplains. During the rainy season, floods become a constant sight as the water rises to the floodplains that are peaked during January until April. By the month of June, the floods have completely disappeared. This is not a reason to worry, as the town is about fifteen kilometers from the river canal and this is an annual occasion for the city.
Visitors and travelers often roam these regions to marvel at the luscious landscapes and the rice growing region of Mongu of which is the largest in all of Zambia. This is also known to be the best place that produces mangoes and fish throughout the country. They are best known for the tiger fish that are raised in this region. Travelers often visit this place to be able to partake in the city’s local production that involve carpet and basket weaving the same way that they like to sample all other wares in the city. There are social places, such as restaurants, markets and shopping centers located throughout the city. While there is an airport in Mongu, it is not used by the public community. This serves as the official airport for the Zambian Air force as well as that of the UN as they transport Angolan Refugees back to their homes in Angola.