Flight tickets from Kimberley to Lubumashi

Welcome to Lubumbashi, the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Located at the heart of the Southeastern region of the country, Lubumbashi is home to some of the most vibrant and diverse culture, music and art in Central Africa. With a thriving mining industry, a thriving tourism economy, and a fascinating history, Lubumbashi is a must-visit destination for those looking to experience something of the real Congo. This text will explore the many facets of Lubumbashi and provide an in-depth look at what makes this city so unique.

Getting to Know Lubumbashi

Lubumbashi is a city located in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is the second largest city in that country. The estimated population of Lubumbashi is 1.89 million people (2018). The city is located in the Central African Time Zone, which is UTC +2. French and regional languages such as Swahili and Lingala are commonly used, although the local languages of Tshiluba and Kongo are also spoken. The national currency is the Congolese Franc (CDF).

Climate and Weather

Lubumbashi, situated in the southeastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has a tropical savannah climate. This type of climate is characterized by hot and humidity four distinct months, two rainy and two dry seasons and mild temperatures all year round. The city experiences generally hot, sunny days and mild to warm nights all year round. The average temperature year round is 25 -30 °C, with temperatures rarely exceeding 35 °C and rarely going below 19 °C. The rainy season, which occurs between October and April, is characterized by very high rainfall and humid conditions. July and August are the dry season and temperatures reach their highest during this time. Overall, the climate of Lubumbashi is mild and stable. The city does not experience any drastic temperature changes or adversities, which makes it an excellent place to live or visit.

Touring Lubumbashi: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Lubumbashi; the international airport is known as the Lubumbashi International Airport and the secondary airport is known as the Mushie Airport. It is possible to get from the main airport to downtown in a taxi. This usually costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Congolese francs (CDF). There is no money exchange available at Lubumbashi airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Lubumbashi

  1. Lubumbashi, the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is an amalgamation of over 60 different ethnic groups and cultural traditions
  2. The city's importance as an international mining center has shaped its history and growth
  3. The city is known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene, including the musical genres; Soukous and Lingala

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