Flight tickets from Mpumalanga to Lubumashi

Located in the Southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lubumbashi is the country's second largest city and the copper-mining capital of the country. Boasting a considerable wealth of culture, history and heritage, Lubumbashi is an attractive destination for tourists and locals alike. Rich in traditional and modernity, the city has attractions for all ages and interests. From iconic monuments to educational sites, there is something for everyone to explore. In this text, we will take a look at some of the most popular things to do in Lubumbashi.

Getting to Know Lubumbashi

Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located in the southeastern region of the country, near the border with Zambia. The population of Lubumbashi is estimated to be over 1.7 million people. The time zone in Lubumbashi is Central Africa Time (CAT). This is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The official language of Lubumbashi is French, although Lingala and Swahili are also widely spoken. The currency of Lubumbashi is the Congolese franc (CDF). It is divided into 100 centimes, and is available in both paper money and coins.

Climate and Weather

Lubumbashi, in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, experiences a tropical wet and dry climate, with wet and dry seasons. The wet season begins in mid-September and lasts until early May, with average monthly temperatures ranging from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius (75 to 85 Fahrenheit) and heavy precipitation. Rainfall is high throughout the wet season, averaging 780mm. During the dry season, the temperature drops slightly and rainfall is significantly lower. The average monthly temperature during the dry season is 19 to 24 degrees Celsius (66 to 75 Fahrenheit). Lubumbashi is subject to severe drought conditions and flash flooding during the wet season. The hot and humid conditions often cause discomfort due to the intense humidity levels. However, the warm and sunny weather makes Lubumbashi a great place to visit during the drier months of the year. Additionally, Lubumbashi is known for its relatively low pollution levels, making it a great place for outdoor activities.

Touring Lubumbashi: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Lubumbashi: Louis Le Daladier International Airport (FBM) and an airfield known as Tenke Airport. To get from Louis Le Daladier International Airport (FBM) to downtown Lubumbashi, the cost of a taxi ride is about 54 USD ($45). You can also opt for an airport transfer service, which will cost around 65 USD ($55). You can change money at Lubumbashi airport; however, it's recommended that you check the exchange rate prior to doing so, as airport exchange rates tend to be relatively high.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Lubumbashi

  1. Lubumbashi is the second-largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supports a very diverse set of cultural traditions. Music, dance, crafts and cuisine are all longstanding pillars of the local culture
  2. Ancient rock paintings and artifacts can be found at the nearby Tshokwe and Kamilambia Caves, bearing witness to the presence of a thriving civilization in the area as far back as the 14th century
  3. The city is known for its vibrant art scene, with multiple public galleries, local art markets and a host of independent art collectives. Regular festivals, theater and music performances are also held throughout the year

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