Lusaka city is Zambia’s capital city and the country’s central administration district. Lusaka city is situates in southern part of the central plateau in Zambia, standing in elevation of approximately of 1279 meters above sea level. Lusaka is one of southern Africa’s fastest growing city, the growth is partly attributed in increased population which by the year 2018 was amounting to 2.8 million. Lusaka city is the centre of the Zambia’s business operation/ commerce. Its location gives connection to other parts of the country creating highways to the north, south, east and West.
English is the official language spoken in Lusaka and other local spoken widely by the population are Nyanja and Bemba.
The history of Lusaka city date way back to a small village which was located on manda hill and was named Lusaka after the leader/ the chief of the village. The term Manda a cording to the local dialect Nyanja language means “graveyard”. Lusaka city replaced Livingstone as the capital city of zombie I the year 1935 simply because Lusaka was situated in the railway line whilst also being the center to the great northern route and the great eastern route.
Lately Lusaka city has become a popular settlement for several Zambian as well as tourists/ visitors that frequent Zambia. Lusaka’s central location and rapid development has increased more confidence in terms of donor funding thereby leading to the creation of more jobs, better housing facilities, improved hospitals and medical care therefore leading to more development of Lusaka city.
Attractions in Lusaka city
Lusaka national park: Lusaka national park is Zambia’s smallest national park, located just 30km from the city, making a day to Lusaka national park can be an amazing adventure. Despite is petite size, Lusaka national park is blessed within several wildlife species to mention: giraffes, white rhinos, blue wildebeest, elands among others. The park is a great place filled with forests, lake and river. Other activities that can be conducted at the park besides watching wildlife bungee jumping.
The Sunday crafts market.
The Sunday crafts market is yet another amazing place to visit while in Lusaka, incase you are figuring out what to do on a relaxed Sunday simply make your way there and barding for some cool crafts, jewellery among others.
Chaminuka game reserve
This amazing game reserve is located 25km away from center of Lusaka , site to a hill facing lake chitoka. It consist of 72 species of mammals and reptiles and 300 species of reptiles. For any visitors looking for what to do in Zambia, simply visit the game reserve experience diversity.
Kabwata cultural village
Mingle into Zambia’s art culture by making your way to the Kabwata cultural village. The village is filled with many art pieces collected from different part of the country.
Kalimba reptile park
Situated north east of Lusaka about 20km from the city center, kalimba reptile park offers several species of reptiles to mention crocodiles, tortoises, snakes , lizards among others.
Lusaka is darted with several shopping malls which is also an attractions so many visitors go to visit while doing shopping in Lusaka.
Zambia’s national museum
Get to know Zambia’s rich history by visiting the museum, get to know about the several painting, sculpures of ancient Zambian artist, tribal witch doctors, freedom statue of a man breaking chains symbolising zambia’s struggle for independence. Get acquainted with Zambia’s history by visiting the museum.