Flight tickets from Durban to Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia, located in the central part of the country. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa, attracting many people from around the continent due to its favourable economy, infrastructure and well-developed industries. As one of the most important cities in the region, it is the heart of Zambia and a major commercial hub. This text will explore the history, population, economy, politics, transport and attractions of Lusaka.

Getting to Know Lusaka

Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, is the second most populous city in the country. It is home to about 1.7 million people. The time zone in Lusaka is Central Africa Time (CAT). The official language spoken in Lusaka is English, although other languages such as Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja, Tonga, and Lunda are also spoken in the region. The Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) is the currency used in Lusaka.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Lusaka, Zambia is tropical, although the city is located quite close to the equator, the temperatures remain relatively cool due to the altitude of the city which is some 1300m above sea level. The predominant season in Lusaka is the wet season, which runs from October through to April. It is during this period that the city receives its highest average precipitation, with the city receiving an average of between 90mm and 125mm of rain annually. Average temperatures for Lusaka are consistent throughout the year with temperatures ranging from a low of 14C to a high of 23C. The height of the wet season also corresponds with the humidity levels in the city, which peak from November to April.

Touring Lusaka: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Lusaka, located to the southwest of the city and it is officially known as Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The most common way to get from the airport to downtown in Lusaka is via taxi, which usually cost K138 - K179. Alternatively, buses and shuttles are available but it may take longer. There are currency exchange booths located at the airport, where you can exchange your money.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Lusaka

  1. Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, is known for its thriving culture, which is reflected in festivals, traditional dance and music, art and food
  2. The city is home to many national monuments and landmarks, including the National Museum and Freedom Statue, which commemorates Zambia's independence from Britain in 1964
  3. Other attractions worth visiting include the Lusaka National Park, which is home to various species of wildlife, and the Rhodesia Railway Museum, which preserves colonial-era artifacts and memorabilia

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