Home to about a tenth of Zambia’s population, Lusaka is a bustling city centre and very much a business and travel hub. It is Zambia's capital and the largest city in the country.
Reasons to visit Lusaka include:
- All the main shops and banks are here as you would imagine but most travellers simply connect at the airport to the national parks or Livingstone.
- There are several hotels near Lusaka airport and a modern shopping mall at Manda Hills offers everything from banks and post office to internet connection and bars.
- If you do spend a few days here there are some museums and markets worth a visit and some good craft centres.
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Time: GMT +2 hours
Flights from Europe to Lusaka take about 10 hours. Lusaka International Airport is about 25km from the city centre (about 30 minutes transfer).
Language: Zambia's official language is English, but outside of the cities few people speak it.
Visas are required for most nationalities, although a waiver can normally be organized in advance for British citizens.
This is a malarial country.