Flight tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Lubumashi

Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Located in the southeastern part of the country, Lubumbashi is known for its thriving economy, diverse population, and the abundance of natural resources in the area. From its bustling markets to its unique cultural heritage, Lubumbashi is an exciting and vibrant city. In this text, we'll explore the city's history, its interesting attractions, and the many opportunities to enjoy the culture of this intriguing corner of the DR Congo.

Getting to Know Lubumbashi

Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with a population of approximately 1.75 million. It is located in the Katanga Province and is home to the University of Lubumbashi. The city is in the Central Africa Time Zone and the primary languages spoken in Lubumbashi are French, Swahili and Lingala. The local currency is the Congolese Franc (CDF).

Climate and Weather

The climate of Lubumbashi is tropical humid with high temperatures and a dry season for four months. The average temperatures vary from 16°C (61°F) in the winter to 24°C (75°F) in the summer. During the dry season, April through August, temperatures range from 15°C (59°F) to 28°C (82°F). Average annual precipitation varies from 800 to 1000 mm (31 to 39 inches). The city receives most of its rainfall between November and March. October and April are often marked by brief rains. Humidity levels are relatively low, with an average of around 60%. The prevailing wind is the south. The city is rarely affected by extreme weather events such as storms, floods, or droughts.

Touring Lubumbashi: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport located in Lubumbashi, known officially as the Lubumbashi International Airport (FBM). You can get to the downtown area of Lubumbashi from the airport by taking a taxi for about 40USD. In the airport's departure hall, there is a bureau de change (currency exchange office) where you can exchange money.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Lubumbashi

  1. Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the capital of the Katanga Province. The city is known for its diverse culture and vibrant markets
  2. Lubumbashi is home to a variety of ethnic groups who bring their own unique customs, beliefs, and delicacies. The city is renowned for its dance and music, which includes traditional genres like Makonda and Sukuma
  3. The city also has many historical sites, such as the monument at the Memorial Monument of the Victims of the Political Executions of 1960, which commemorates the thousands of people who were brutally executed during Congo's independence struggle

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