Flight tickets from Plettenberg Bay to Lubumashi

Lubumbashi is a vibrant and dynamic city located in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a population of over 2 million, it's the second largest city in the country and the largest urban centre in the Katanga Province. Home to numerous industries and cultural hotspots, Lubumbashi is a unique place to visit and explore. In this article, we'll explore the history, culture and attractions of this fascinating city.

Getting to Know Lubumbashi

Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has a population of 1,639,066 people as of 2020. Lubumbashi is located in the Central African Time Zone, which is UTC+02:00. Lubumbashi is spoken in a variety of languages, including French, Lingala, Kibembe, Swahili, and Tshiluba. The currency used in Lubumbashi is the Congolese franc (CDF).

Climate and Weather

Lubumbashi, located in D.R. Congo, has a tropical climate with humid and hot summers, surrounded by mountains. It has an average temperature of only about 18°C during the day and this drops to around 10°C at night. The rainy season runs from November to April, bringing heavy rains with average temperatures reaching 28°C. The dry season falls between May and October with temperatures slightly lower than the rainy season. During this period, the skies are typically clear, allowing visitors to enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets, while the nights are cool. The city also enjoys some cool days in July and August due to the mountainous areas that surround the city. The city is known to be humid and windy year round, and thunderstorms are common during the rainy season. When visiting Lubumbashi, remain mindful of the high average temperature and humidity in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay.

Touring Lubumbashi: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Lubumbashi, and it's officially named the Luano Airport (FBM). From the airport to downtown in Lubumbashi, it costs around 10 USD for a taxi ride. You can also find bus stops from the airport, and it may cost few dollars. Yes, you can change money at Lubumbashi Airport. There are currency exchange booths available at the arrivals or departure halls.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Lubumbashi

  1. Lubumbashi is a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in the southeastern part of the country in Katanga Province, and it has a rich history and culture
  2. Dubbed the “Paris of Central Africa”, Lubumbashi has monuments, museums and buildings which reflect its colonial past, as well as its traditional beliefs and customs
  3. Music and dance are an integral part of Lubumbashi’s culture and the city provides many opportunities for locals and tourists alike to partake in the thriving arts scene

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