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Kuomboka Ceremony

Mongu, Zambia

Updated about 1 year ago
Quite possibly the biggest and best known traditional ceremony in the country, Kuomboka is an ancient ritual of the Lozi people taking place each April. It is a colourful and exciting event that attracts thousands from all over the world to witness Zambian culture at its best. Dating back over 300 years, the Kuomboka ceremony is surrounded by interesting myths and legends. It is preceded by heavy drumming of the royal Maoma drums, which echo around the royal capital the day before Kuomboka.

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Mongu, Zambia
+260 211 257772, +260 211 250893
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The Kumboka ceremony takes its name from 'Kuomboka', a Lozi word that literally means 'to move out of the water'. As the plains around Mongu flood, the Lozi king travels in a large barge, called the Nalikwanda, from his dry season palace in Lealui to his rainy season palace in Limulunga.
Ceremony centred on the flooding of the Zambezi plains
Based on the movement of the Lozi king to higher ground
Great opportunity to experience Zambian culture and wildlife
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With a rich cultural background, exciting tales of magic and mystery and the colourful eventfulness of it all, the Kuomboka ceremony is definitely a must see. Visitors are welcome to the ceremony and Kuomboka cultural tours can be arranged by the Zambian tour operators.
Experience Zambian culture and wildlife
Traditional dancing and singing
Colourful scenes
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Mongu
Mongu, Zambia
+260 211 257772, +260 211 250893

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