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Zambia’s capital and biggest city is Lusaka.

Lusaka, one of the fastest-growing towns in Southern Africa, is situated in the southern section of the central plateau at a height of around 1,279 meters (4,195 feet).

The city has a population of roughly 1.7 million people as of 2010, while the urban population is 2.4 million. Lusaka is Zambia’s commercial and political capital, and it is linked to the country’s four major motorways, which run north, south, east, and west. The city’s official language is English, although Nyanja and Bemba are also widely spoken.

Lusaka – Info Card

POPULATION : City: 1,742,979 /  Metro: 2,467,467
FOUNDED :  1905
TIME ZONE : 
LANGUAGE : English (official). Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and 70 other languages
RELIGION : Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
AREA : 189 km2 (73 sq mi)
ELEVATION : 1,279 m (4,190 ft)
COORDINATES : 15°25′S 28°17′E
SEX RATIO : Male: 49.88%
 Female: 50.12%
ETHNIC : African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2%
AREA CODE : 1
POSTAL CODE : 
DIALING CODE : +260 1
WEBSITE : www.lcc.gov.zm

Tourism in Lusaka

Explore the city many suburbs and informal communities. Take a map and explore the city’s marketplaces, second-class retail district, and many more hidden gems. The only precautions advised are to leave valuables at your hotel and bring just the cash required for the day, as would be the case in any big city.

Parray’s Game Ranch is 21 kilometers from the town center. There are game drives, swimming, and a playground available. There are Zebra, Kudu, and other herbivores to be found there.

Chaminuka Lodge – Amazing accommodation and amenities, close to the airport. A variety of antelopes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, and hyenas live in the privately owned park.

Manda Hill. The first formal mall in Lusaka opened in 2000, and it received a warm welcome.

Soweto Market – The front of Soweto Market is a contemporary covered market. Behind it is a vast market selling anything from beans to used clothing. It contains conventional remedies, bicycle mechanics, and engine spare components. (Be careful to keep your handbag and any other belongings with you.)

Henry Tayali Gallery is located in the city Showgrounds and hosts exhibits of local art. There are unique and professional items available, and the staff can gladly box your work for safe flight.

Arcades. The capital’s second mall, has a reasonably priced Spar store where you can stock up on Western groceries. There are also theatres (Ster-Kinokor) with air-conditioning and plenty of room to view a movie. There is a bowling alley just next to the cinema with a decent quality, and they also conduct disco-bowling in the late evening. Every Sunday, a Sunday market (handicrafts, clothing, and plants) is held throughout portions of the parking lots.

Kabwata Cultural Village, Burma Road. Shopping has a “African” vibe, with hundreds of curio producers and marketers. You’ll shortly discover that “seeing is free,” but the products aren’t. Be prepared to spend some time, and don’t be scared to haggle.

Climate of Lusaka

Lusaka has a humid subtropical climate, owing mostly to its high elevation.

July is the coldest month, with a monthly mean temperature of 14.9 °C (58.8 °F). Lusaka has hot summers and moderate winters, with chilly weather mostly limited to evenings in June and July.

October is the warmest month, with daily average high temperatures about 32 °C (90 °F). There are two primary seasons: wet and dry, with the dry season lasting about half the year, from April to October.

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