Lusaka

From Eco Friendly Travels

Eco-friendly travel guide to Lusaka advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Lusaka, Zambia.


  • Air quality: 3.3 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 3.6 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 3.5 / 5
  • Public transportation: 3.8 / 5
  • Parks: 4.1 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.6 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4.5 / 5
  • Safety: 3.7 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$13 - $187
  • Budget per day: US$25 - $203

Responsible Travel

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. Traveling responsibly while in this city will go a long way in ensuring that it grows to become one of the most developed economic hubs in the region. Traveling responsibly here in Lusaka entails adhering to several practices such as using water responsibly. Water is a very important natural resource which needs to be protected by each one of us. Some of the ways which we can conserve this precious resource is by closing the faucet water once we are done using it. Another way in which we can travel responsibly in Lusaka is by disposing waste in the designated points. This will go a long way in helping the city deal with the illegal accumulation of waste here. Other ways which we can travel responsibly while in Lusaka includes:

o Using public transport more often

o Seeking accommodation in eco-friendly accommodations

o Promoting the local economy

o Supporting initiatives aimed at improving the living standards of locals here in Lusaka


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality in Lusaka is good. Both the national government and local government in Lusaka have been scaling efforts to ensure that the waste menace in the city is dealt with so as to reduce threat of pollution to both the air, water, and land of Lusaka.


Respect the Culture

Lusaka’s culture is usually influenced with the various attractions the city has to offer such as the Zintu Community Museum, the Lusaka National Museum, the Zambian National Assembly, the Moore Pottery Factory, the Political Museum, the Agricultural Society Showgrounds, the Freedom Statue, the National Heroes Stadium, Mulungushi Conference Centre, botanical gardens of the Munda Wanga Environmental Park, the Woodlands Stadium, the Lusaka Playhouse theatre, Kalimba Reptile Park, Lusaka Central Sports Club, and Monkey Pools.


Top 10 Places to Visit

• Kabwata Cultural Village. It is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It is a traditional village comprised of thatched-roof huts. Here, you will be able to appreciate the handicrafts and art pieces of 80 local artists who come from nine provinces in the country. Some of the artifacts that you will find here include masks, wood carvings, drums, weaved baskets, bijou, and even traditional clothes. This village has a history as it is a clear representation of the village that existed here during the colonial period. It was bought by the national government of Zambia as a measure to preserve the cultural lifestyle of the people here. Here, you will be able to see various craftsmen working on their products. It is also a venue for live performances during the holiday season. A traditional restaurant is also present here in the village.

• Sugarbush Cafe. It is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to relax and even enjoy homemade bread among other delicacies at the picnic tables found here. Some of the delicacies offered here include pastries, sandwiches, meat dishes, pasta, bread, and vegetables. You will also get to enjoy a variety of wines that are offered here. It offers both breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every Sunday from noon to 3 pm, a special delicacy of Yorkshire pudding and roasted beef is usually offered here. You are advised to be making reservations before-hand. Various live events are held here on certain days.

• Presidential Burial Site National Monument. This m is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It is the place where three of the country’s former presidents, Michael Sata, Frederick Chiluba, and Patrick Mwanawasa were buried. The entry fee to this mausoleum is 15 USD inclusive of a free guided tour. You are advised that taking pictures of the next building currently housing the Ministry of Defense of Zambia is not allowed.

• Namwandwe Gallery. It is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will find the personal art pieces that were collected by John Kapotwe, a businessman and an arts patron. This collection is among the best in the country. This collection constitutes paintings, traditional clothes, sculptures, and masks. It is situated in the southeastern area of the city.

• Lusaka City Market. This market is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. The area surrounding this market is a congested bus station and sidewalks lined with vendors who are selling their wares. Most of the goods found here are clothes and household items.

• Lusaka National Museum. This museum is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to learn about the history and culture of the nation. Construction of this museum began in the 1980s but was commissioned in October 1996.

• Munda Wanga Environmental Park. It is a rescue center found in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It is comprised of scores of bushes and vegetation cover. You will also find various animals here such as pangolins and even owls. The animals here are usually well looked after. It is mostly frequented by locals and few tourists. Here, you will also find several botanic gardens where you will find approximately 500 plant species. The best time to visit this park is during feeding times for animals which is usually at 2 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

• Bookworld. It is situated in Manda Hill Shopping Centre along Great East Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to find books that accurately depict the local culture here in Zambia. You will also be able to read other fiction books, international magazines, and even newspapers. It is usually open all through the week from 9 am to 6 pm.

• Arcades Shopping Centre. It is located along Great East Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will find various business establishments such as supermarkets, banks, bookstores, cybers, eateries, and fast-food joints.

• Lusaka Garden Club. This cafe is located along Nangwenya Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will find a garden that one can relax in and enjoy the calm atmosphere found here. Some of the delicacies that you will get to enjoy here include sandwiches, meat dishes, and nshima meals. It is usually open between 8 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday while it is closed on Sundays.


Explore

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. There are many attraction sites here in the city which you can visit and make memories of your stay here in Lusaka. They include the Presidential Burial Site National Monument, Munda Wanga Environmental Park, and Kabwata Cultural Village. You can even visit the Lusaka National Museum where you will be able to learn about the history and culture of Lusaka and its people.


City Parks

• Park. This public park is located along Kasiba Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to relax and engage in several fun activities such as playing soccer and even completing mazes.

• Libala Stage 2 Community Park. It is located along Chilune Tiyi Street in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to relax under the trees or even play various sports such as soccer and basketball. It is usually open for 24 hours.


National Parks

• Lusaka National Park. It is situated in the south eastern part of Lusaka, Zambia. It is the most recent national park in the city, having been founded in 2011 and officially commissioned in 2015. It is the smallest national park in the country occupying a total area 6,715 hectares. The land on which this national park exists was initially a forest reserve that had been completely fenced.


Beaches

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia which is a landlocked country thus, it is not close to any water body. Lusaka is not close to any water body thus there are no beaches in the city.


Landmarks

• The Freedom Statue. It is located close to the Lusaka National Museum in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It was built in honor of the freedom fighters who were killed during the struggle for independence for Zambia. It takes the form of a man breaking his chains which symbolizes the county’s freedom from colonialism. It was established in 1964 during the celebration of the country’s independence.


Museums

• Lusaka National Museum. This museum is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to learn about the history and culture of the nation. Construction of this museum began in the 1980s but was commissioned in October 1996.


Eat

There are various restaurants here in Lusaka which offer various local cuisines and even international delicacies. These restaurants include Twaala restaurant and Gourmet restaurant. You can also enjoy a variety of vegetarian cuisines from vegetarian restaurants such as the Govindas Sattvik.


Traditional Local Restaurants

• Twaala Restaurant. This traditional restaurant is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It is an Afro- European fusion restaurant with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff being a plus. The food here is wonderfully prepared and expertly presented. Some of the amazing delicacies that you can enjoy here are Chikanda sandwich and Kariba sunset salad. It is usually open from Tuesday to Saturday between 11:30 am to 8 pm while it is closed on Sundays and Mondays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 97 2961000.

• Gourmet Restaurant. It is located along Kelvin Siwale Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to enjoy traditional delicacies such as traditional gourmet burgers and pizzas. It is usually open all through the week from 12:00 am to 9:00 pm.


Vegetarian and Vegan

• Govindas Sattvik. This is a vegetarian restaurant located along 5992 Benakale Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. The staff here is usually friendly and professional towards clients. Some of the delicacies that you will get to enjoy here include chole bhature, gujarati thali, laddu, samosa, vada pav, milk cake, pista malai burfi, bhel puri, and masala chips. It is usually open all through the week from 9 am to 9 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 97 5174603.

• Taste By Rootz. This restaurant is located along 6293 Kwacha Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. The staff here is usually charming and offer fast and reliable service to guests some of the delicacies that you will get to enjoy here include citrus chicken sandwich, toffee cake, waffles and cream, chicken breast with couscous, chicken kebab, lemon cake, and ice cream. Some of the drinks that are also offered at this restaurant include peppermint tea and lemongrass iced tea. It is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9 am to 6 pm while it is closed on Mondays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 97 5000247.


Street Food

• Ifinkubala. It is usually the local name given to caterpillars here in Zambia. This meal is usually prepared by first boiling the caterpillars then frying them using oil. They are then served with onions and tomatoes and a local delicacy known as nshima.

• Michopo. It is roasted meat that has been barbecued outdoors. The meat is usually either beef or goat meat which is usually spiced up with chili. It can also be served with onions, tomatoes, and potatoes. You may even choose to accompany it with a drink.

• Vitumbuwa. They are also referred to as fritters. They are usually dough balls made using flour, yeast, sugar, and water then they are fried. They are usually packed using newspapers.


Drink

• Keg and Lion. This is a sports bar located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Some of the drinks that you will get to enjoy here include blue lagoon cocktail, castle lite draught beer, strawberry daiquiri, castle lager, and long island ice tea. There are also tasty delicacies which are offered here and they include cornell chicken, cajun chicken salad, platter, and keg beef cutlet. It is usually open all through the week from 9 am to 12 am. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 211 377 824.

• Sky Bar Lounge. This bar is located along 5/309 Mulungushi Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to enjoy a wide selection of beers and wines. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 211 254 419.


Tap-water

Faucet water here in Lusaka has been deemed as being safe for consumption as it is usually effectively treated at the water companies. The hotels found here in the capital usually offer drinking water that has already been boiled. Bottled water is also readily available here in Lusaka with vendors selling it at affordable prices.


Organic Cafés

• The Zambean Coffee Co. It is located along Leopards Hill Road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Some of the drinks that you find here include green tea, cappuccino, pimm's, lemonade, yogurt, granola, and iced tea. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 7:30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday while it is open between 9:30 am to 2:30 pm on Saturdays. It is usually closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 96 6776776.


Breweries

Lusaka is home to some of the major breweries in Zambia. Some of these breweries are:

o National Breweries Lusaka

o Chat Breweries

o Joma breweries


Activities

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. There are many attraction sites here in the city which you can visit and make memories of your stay here in Lusaka. They include the Presidential Burial Site National Monument, Munda Wanga Environmental Park, and Kabwata Cultural Village. You can even visit the Lusaka National Museum where you will be able to learn about the history and culture of Lusaka and its people.


Yoga and Retreats

• Arti Yoga Planet. This yoga studio is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will be able to engage in either group lessons or individual lessons. Some of the activities that you will be able to engage in here include:

o Zumba classes

o Corporate yoga

o Corporate zumba

o Seniors citizen yoga

o Pregnancy yoga

o Weight loss /gain yoga

It is usually Open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 5 am to 5 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays while it is open between 8:30 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm on Saturdays while it closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 97 9269980.

• Lusaka Meditation. This meditation center is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you will engage in meditation that will enable you to get rid of the pain, stress, and burden in you so that you may become free. You will get to learn how to find inner healing here and also get to learn about the bible, eternal life, and your purpose in life. It is usually open all through the week where it is open between 7 am to 9 pm from Monday to Saturday while it is open from 9 am to 4 pm on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 96 2924383.


Accommodation

• Royal Jacobs Apartments Bed & Breakfast. This restaurant is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden, a terrace, a restaurant, and an on-site bar. The rooms here are equipped with a shared lounge area and a furnished kitchen where guests can cook. The management here also provides bed lines an towels at an extra charge. Guests will get to choose between à la carte, an English, or an Irish breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located nearby are Northmead Mall, Arcades Shopping Mall, and Levy Shopping Mall, all of which are located 11 kilometers away, and the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport which is located 18 kilometers from this property.

• Wild Dogs Lodge. This accommodation property is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here are a garden, an outdoor swimming pool, and an on-site bar. Guests will get to enjoy either a continental or a buffet breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located nearby include Waterfalls Mall which is located 4 kilometers away, Arcades Shopping Mall and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, both of which are located 14 kilometers away, and Leopards Hill Memorial Park which is located 15 kilometers from this property.

• Hanlo Estate. This accommodation facility is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace, and a children’s playground. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a lounge area, a patio, and a personal bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries. Guests will get to enjoy the continental breakfast that is offered here every morning. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is located 39 kilometers from this property. The management here offers airport shuttle transfer services at an extra charge.


Green Hotels

• The Radisson Blu Hotel. This hotel is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It is one of the most eco-friendly hotels in the country. The light bulbs that are used here are all energy-saving. The hot showers here also source their electricity from solar energy. The management here also usually separates single dose shampoos and body wash to ease recycling and packaging of this material. This hotel also supports various organizations within the community such as the local SOS Children’s Village and projects such as the Zambia ‘Plant A Million’ tree- planting project. The management here usually employs 12 interns from the SOS Children’s Village every year. They also donate food to the SOS Children’s Village here. Used linen here is usually donated to charity organizations. The management here also supports local coffee farmers by buying coffee directly from them that is used here at this hotel.

• Neelkanth Sarovar Premiere. This hotel is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a terrace, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a restaurant, an on-site bar, and free private parking. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a lounge area, a work desk, a dining area, a kitchen area, an electric kettle, and a personal bathroom fitted with a shower, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between a continental or a buffet breakfast that is offered here every morning. Services offered here include 24-hour reception services, room services, and currency exchange services for guests. Popular points of interest located nearby include Manda Hill Shopping Centre, Northmead Mall which is located 1.4 kilometers away, Arcades Shopping Mall which is located 2.6 kilometers away, and the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport which is located 17 kilometers from this property. The management here offers airport shuttle transfer services at an extra charge.

• Taj Pamodzi Lusaka. This hotel is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, and a gym. The rooms here are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, a work desk, a safe in some rooms, and a personal bathroom fitted with a bath. Guests will get to enjoy a buffet breakfast that is usually offered here every morning. 24-hour reception services are offered here by the management. Popular points of interest located nearby include the Lusaka National Museum, Levy Shopping Mall, Northmead Mall, Manda Hill Shopping Centre which is located 2.3 kilometers away, and Arcades Shopping Mall which is located 3.2 kilometers from this property.


Hostels and Guest Houses

• Natwange Backpackers. This hostel is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and an on-site bar. The rooms here are fitted with a shared lounge area, a shared kitchen area, and a shared bathroom. Lusaka Airport is located18 kilometers from this property.

• BIG-PIC. This guest house is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden and a children’s playground. The rooms here are equipped with air conditioning, a work desk, a kettle, and a personal bathroom fitted with a bath or a shower and free toiletries. Popular points of interest located nearby include Bush-Buzz Travel & Tour Experts which is located 6 kilometers away and Cathedral of the Child Jesus, Coptic Orthedox, CFB Hospital, Zimbabwean Embassy, and Swedish Embassy, all of which are located 7 kilometers away.

• Fish Eagle Backpackers. This hostel is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a terrace, an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, an on-site bar, barbecue facilities, and a children’s playground. The rooms here are equipped with a wardrobe. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between a à la carte, an English, or an Irish breakfast that is offered here every morning. Services that guests will get to enjoy here include 24-hour reception services, car rental services, and airport shuttle services. Popular points of interest located nearby include Arcades Shopping Mall which is located 2.8 kilometers away, Manda Hill Shopping Centre which is located 4 kilometers away, and the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport which is located 13 kilometers from this property.

• River Bird. This guest house is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, an outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor entertainment area, barbecue facilities, and an on-site bar. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work area, and a storage space. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between an English, continental, or buffet breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located nearby include Village center and the Zambian Coffee Co which is located 2 kilometers from this property.


Apartments

• Troy Lodge. This apartment building is situated in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, a terrace, and an on-site bar. The units here are equipped with air conditioning and a fully furnished personal bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries. Guests will get to enjoy the continental breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located nearby include Arcades Shopping Mall which is located 2.5 kilometers away, Manda Hill Shopping Centre which is located 3.4 kilometers away, Northmead Mall which is located 5 kilometers away, Levy Shopping Mall which is located 7 kilometers away, and the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport which is located 14 kilometers from this property. The management here offers airport shuttle services at an extra charge.

• Fallsway Suites. These apartments are located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and business facilities. The units here are equipped with air conditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV, a lounge area, a work desk, a kitchen area fitted with a dishwasher and a microwave, ironing facilities, a patio, and a personal bathroom fitted with a shower, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Services offered here include car hire services and airport shuttle services offered at an extra charge. Popular points of interest located nearby include Arcades Shopping Mall which is located 3.3 kilometers away, Manda Hill Shopping Centre which is located 4.2 kilometers away, Lusaka National Museum which is located 5 kilometers away, and the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport which is located 16 kilometers from this property.

• AMB Apartments. This apartment building is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, barbecue facilities, and free private parking. The units here are equipped with a satellite flat-screen TV, a lounge area, a kitchen fitted with a refrigerator and a microwave, ironing facilities, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom fitted with a bath or a shower and free toiletries. Popular points of interest located nearby include Levy Shopping Mall which is located 1 kilometers away, Northmead Mall which is located 1.4 kilometers away, Lusaka National Museum which is located 1.9 kilometers away, and the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport which is located 19 kilometers from this property.

• Ibex Heights. This apartment building is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, a gym, and an outdoor swimming pool. Popular points of interest located nearby include Leopards Hill Memorial Park which is located 2 kilometers away, Crossroads Shopping Centre which is located 2.5 kilometers away, Woodlands Shopping Mall which is located 5 kilometers away, Arcades Shopping Mall which is located 9 kilometers away, and the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport which is located 14 kilometers from this property.


Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing here in Lusaka is a very successful venture. Visitors get to link with potential hosts through the various legit websites and plan how to meet up once they arrive into the city. This provides a great opportunity to learn the local culture here and even make a few friends.


Camping

• Pioneer Lodge & Camp Zambia. This campsite is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Here, you have the opportunity to choose between camping in the tents or in the chalets, all of which are available here. The bird walk here is amazing as you will get to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The staff here is charming and friendly towards guests. It is usually open all through the week from 7 am to 10 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 96 6432700.


How to Get There

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia, which is a landlocked country, making only air, road, and rail to be the only modes of transport you can use to access the city. You can access Lusaka by air through the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. It usually serves flight from outside Zambia such as Air Namibia, Ethiopian Airlines, EgyptAir, South African Airways, and Fly Emirates. With Lusaka being the capital city of Zambia, all major roads in the country cross this city. You can access Lusaka from cities such as Livingstone and Kitwe by road. You can use either a bus or a personal car to access this city. You can also use trains to access Lusaka but be ready to exercise patience. They usually connect Lusaka from nearby destinations such as Livingstone and the Copperbelt.


Air

• Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. It is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It usually serves international flights that come into the country from neighboring countries. These airlines include Air Namibia which connects Cape Town, South Africa and Lusaka via Windhoek, Namibia; Ethiopian Airlines which connects Lusaka and Addis Ababa; EgyptAir which connects Lusaka and Cairo; Kenya Airways which connects Lusaka and Nairobi; South African Airways which connects Lusaka and Johannesburg; and Fly Emirates which connects Lusaka and Dubai.


Bus

Buses usually operate on the main routes connecting Lusaka to other major destinations in the country. be advised that most of these buses usually change routes regularly thus, always consult before traveling on these buses. The most popular bus here in Lusaka is the Mazhandu Family Bus Service. It is the most preferred bus by locals and even expatriates. They have a large fleet of buses and usually make stops at well-lit areas with clean bathrooms. The management here usually tags the passenger’s luggage and each bus has a bus attendant who is usually charming and ready to offer any help if necessary. Seven buses usually operate between Lusaka and Livingstone every day.


Train

Railway transport is not very popular in Lusaka as only very few people use it in Lusaka. You will need a lot of patience when you use this mode of transport. There are railway lines which connect Lusaka with Livingstone and the Copperbelt. There are express trains which usually depart Lusaka for Livingstone at 7 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The journey usually takes 12 hours.


Hitchhiking

You can easily hitch a ride here in Lusaka as most of the motorists here are usually friendly. They will be willing to take you art least close to your destination if not directly to your stop. This provides an opportunity to interact with locals and even learn a bit of their culture while en-route.


Others

Zambia is a landlocked country thus making the only modes of transport that is available in the country being air, road, and rail. These are the only modes of transport that are operational in Lusaka, the capital city.


Moving Around

You can use minibuses to move around Lusaka as they are fast, affordable, and readily available. Majority of the roads outside Lusaka are usually have to navigate by these minibuses. The routes used usually tend to change regularly. They operate until evening but start to decrease in number as night sets in. the fares offered are usually reasonable theoretically because in real sense, locals who know how to haggle may pay less whereas foreigners tend to pay a lot. You are advised to pay what your fellow passengers are paying. Taxis are also another option for moving around Lusaka. They usually come in two colors, blue and grey. Taxi meters are not available in Lusaka and the rest of the country thus prices are usually negotiable.


Walk

There are several walk tours in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. You will get to visit some of the country’s tourist sites on foot. Walking allows you more time to appreciate these tourist sites and also benefits both yourself and the environment.


Bicycle

Some of the institutions here in Lusaka usually offer bicycle hire services. Tourists can easily rent these bicycles and tour the various attraction sites nearby.


Electronic Vehicles

In the recent years, Lusaka imported a number of smart electronic vehicles from China. Amilak Investments has been a key player in the realization of this dream. These cars are usually designed in Germany then they are manufactured in China. This project has been occurring in phases with the first phase being importing these cars directly from China. The government has been making plans to construct a manufacturing industry for these vehicles in the capital. This project is aimed at making Zambia to be a key player in the supply of electric vehicles in the region. Electronic vehicles usually have many benefits such as no stopovers for fuel and no regular maintenances.


Public Bus

Mazhandu Family Bus Service. It is the most preferred bus by locals and even expatriates. They have a large fleet of buses and usually make stops at well-lit areas with clean bathrooms. The management here usually tags the passenger’s luggage and each bus has a bus attendant who is usually charming and ready to offer any help if necessary. Seven buses usually operate between Lusaka and Livingstone every day.


Tram, Train and Subway

Railway transport is not very popular in Lusaka as only very few people use it in Lusaka. You will need a lot of patience when you use this mode of transport. There are railway lines which connect Lusaka with Livingstone and the Copperbelt. There are express trains which usually depart Lusaka for Livingstone at 7 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The journey usually takes 12 hours.


Sustainable Shopping

This entails adopting habits and lifestyles aimed at minimizing pollution in the air, land, and water. We can do this by opting to use reusable materials and ensuring that we properly dispose of waste at designated points. We are encouraged to use reusable shopping bags instead of purchasing of new plastic bags indiscriminately. Key players in this field are encouraged to reach out to the masses and educate them on the importance of embracing eco-friendly technologies in our daily activities. Stakeholders are advised to relay this information in a simple and straight-forward manner in order to capture the attention of the public.


Food Markets

• Lusaka Food Market. This is a farmers' market located along Mukuyu road in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Some of the food products that are offered here include grilled meat, cucumber, strawberry, black berries, and vegetables such as tomatoes. It is usually open only on Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 96 5847727.


Flea Markets

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. Some of the flea markets that you will find here in the city include:

o Pakati Market

o Kalundu Market


Second Hand Stores

• Home essentials. This store is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Some of the products that you will be able to purchase here are dry irons, air coolers, fans, insect killers, room heaters, and vacuum cleaners. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +260 97 6453333.


Eco-Fashion

• Mulberry Mongoose. This organization is themed on beauty from brutality. Snare wire is usually very hard to bend but the women working here have found a way of crafting jewelries from this wire. They also make wooden beads which have been carved by hand reclaimed wood. They also use old coins they have collected from the various markets in the city to make jewelries. The money that they get from the sale of these jewelries is donated to the anti-poaching and anti-snare initiatives in Lusaka and the country at large.

• Jewel of Africa. This organization is based here in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It deals with making of beautiful gemstones used as pieces of jewelry. The rough gemstones are usually bought from artisan miners and they are then worked on by experienced Zambian lapidarists. Some of the shops selling these jewelries in Lusaka are:

 Shop L15B which is situated in Manda Hill Shopping Centre located along Great East Road in Lusaka

 Shop 37B which is situated in East Park Mall along Thabo Mbeki Road in Lusaka

 Shop 31D situated in Levy Mall along Church Road in Lusaka


Recycling

The national government of Zambia has collaborated with the local government of Lusaka to set up modernized recycling centers in the city to be able to recycle most of the waste that is produced in the city. These recycling centers include:

o Liatros Recycling Lusaka

o Highway media recycling

o Newtech Recycling limited



Waste

Waste has always been a menace in Lusaka, which is believed to be producing 2,700 tons of waste per day translating to close to one million tons of waste per year. Unfortunately, only half of this waste is disposed of properly resulting in the other half posing a great danger to both the people and the environment in Lusaka. Illegal accumulation of waste has always been a menace to Lusaka over the years. This worrying trend is being heavily contributed to by the huge amounts of waste being produced which supersedes the measures put in place to handle it. Some of the barriers hindering the Lusaka City Council from managing waste effectively in the city are inadequate resources, poor quality equipment, inefficient collection practices, and poor working conditions.


Work and Study Abroad

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. The city has potential to become one of the major economic hubs in the region. Many investors and expatriates have already caught wind of the city’s potential and have already started coming in to invest in already existing businesses or even establish new businesses. The United Nations has also set up several entities in Lusaka to facilitate its operations in the country and even the region. These entities include:

o United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

o United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)


Exchange Student

• University of Lusaka (UNILUS). This is a private university that is located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It was established in 2007 with the founder of this university believed to be Pinalo Chifwanakeni. It has also been acknowledged to belong to the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

• Lusaka Apex Medical University. It is a private medical university located in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. It is famous for producing highly qualified health workers who some of them are even working in the country and even in the region. It offers health courses such as medicine, nursing, specialized clinical care, health sciences education, and research. It was founded by eight medical professionals from Zambia and was commissioned in 2008. It works together with the national government to train skilled healthcare professionals who will serve the country and also the region.


Au Pair

Some of the job seekers in Lusaka have turned to domestic jobs so that they can earn a living. Many job seekers from the rural areas usually come here to the capital to seek nanny jobs from those living in the high-end estates in the city. Some job seekers have even gone ahead to seek nanny employment in European and Middle Eastern countries.


Volunteering

Volunteering in Lusaka requires commitment which facilitates easy achievements of the laid-out objectives by the various volunteering organizations in the city. These organizations aim to improve the living conditions of locals living in Lusaka, empowering the youth in the city, and even improve the early childhood education in the city. Some of these volunteering organizations in Lusaka include:

o Medical / Healthcare

o Teaching / Child Care

o Youth Advocacy

o Orphanage / Child Care


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