Lusaka is the capital and biggest city of Zambia and is located in the central part of the country. As the biggest town, Lusaka attracts many people from all around the country for jobs and opportunities and is, therefore, a melting pot of cultures in Zambia.
With a population of more than 2 million, Lusaka is one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa and the city is buzzing with culture.
Lusaka's central location makes it an ideal middle point connecting the various part of the country, and as a safari-goer intending on visiting the deeper wildernesses of Zambia, a stopover in Lusaka will give you a real feel of Zambian.
While visiting Zambia's Capital - Lusaka, you can take part in any of the following activities.
- Wildlife viewing in nearby parks
- Exploring local culture
- Visit the reptile park
- Visit museums and galleries
- Attend local events
When To Visit
Lusaka can be visited all throughout the year but the best time is between the months of March and October when there is a very limited chance of rain.
The temperatures are comfortable throughout the year and average between 15o C (59o F) and 24o C (75o F) with the hottest months just exceeding 30o C (86o F).
Getting to Lusaka is easy, and you can easily get there by air or road. Lusaka International Airport is located just 14 kilometres from the city of Lusaka and is ideal for flights directly into Zambia.
Four major highways span from Lusaka to other parts of Zambia, which mean that no matter which part of the country you are in, getting to Lusaka is easy.
Where to Stay
As you would expect in a capital city, Lusaka has a wide array of options for accommodation in all forms of luxury and budgets.
Whether you want the big international hospitality brands of the boutique local campsites, you won't lack choice and variety.