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Lusaka

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Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. It is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa and as of 2019, the city's population was about 3.3 million. English is the official language of the city administration, while Nyanja and Bemba are the commonly spoken street languages.

The city prides itself in its market culture and every day, thousands of stalls sell myriad things. There are fresh fruit stalls, hairdressers, fishmongers, restaurants, spare parts, second-hand clothing, and gifts to name a few.

While many tourists to Zambia don’t spend a great deal of time in the Capital, you may find yourself exploring the city for a few days. Here are some highlights and what to do during your visit

  • The Lusaka City Market is host to over 400 stalls and despite its chaotic nature, tourists don’t often get hassled.
  • The Lusaka National park: located to the south-east of the city of Lusaka , it is Zambia's newest national park, established in 2011 and officially opened in 2015.
  • The Kabwata cultural village located along Burma Road in Lusaka is a historical craft market with houses designed in a traditional African Village setup.
  • The Lusaka national museum is home to contemporary art, highlighting the way of life of the Zambian people through paintings, sculptures and models. It also boasts a children's corner on the upper floor.
  • The Kalimba reptile park offers a relaxed natural setting for viewing Nile crocodiles, indigenous snakes, tortoises & other reptiles.