The water transportation system in Zambia is a subsector of the overall national transport system. As a landlocked country Zambia relies heavily on neighboring countries which have port cities in order to facilitate import and export with the three main entry points being Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, Walvis Bay in Namibia and Durban in South Africa.
Notwithstanding its landlocked status, Zambia has an abundance of inland water bodies comprising a significant composition of all the inland water in Southern Africa. The inland waterways are a gateway to other trade ports such as the Great Lakes region. Lake Tanganyika provides a direct connection to Burundi, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic
of Congo (DRC)and beyond to Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.