Lusaka is not one of Africa's most attractive cities but compared with others it has a relaxed air and people are generally friendly and laid back.
There are some wide avenues lined with jacarandas. These are particularly beautiful in September and October when the trees bloom and the pavements are carpeted in purple blossom.
The main street in Lusaka is Cairo Road where there are numerous markets and bazaars. During the week the pavements are bursting with people and traffic is virtually at a standstill. East of the road, on Lumumba is Lusaka's biggest market. This is an interesting place to visit, however we recommend you take a local guide to advise you on prices and local customs.
Finally, a place well worth a visit is the Moore Pottery factory. On the Eastern side of Kabelenga Road, it has beautiful ceramics.
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Suggested itineraries featuring Lusaka
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Lusaka, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Lusaka
- The Lower Zambezi National Park 100 miles away
- The Kafue National Park 177 miles away
- Victoria Falls 234 miles away
- South Luangwa National Park 266 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Lusaka
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Lusaka. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Southern Sun RidgewayLusaka