Flight tickets from George to Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital of Zambia, a country situated in southern Africa. It is the largest city in the country and has a population of nearly two million people. This bustling city is the hub of trade, finance and government activities. It is an important center of education, healthcare and industry for the country and has enjoyed recent growth in the tourism sector. Here is everything you need to know about the vibrant city of Lusaka.

Getting to Know Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia, located in the centre of the country. The current population of the city is estimated at 1.8 million people. It is one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa and the third most populous urban centre in the country. Lusaka operates on the Central African Time Zone, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The predominant language spoken in the city is English, along with Zambian Sign Language and various indigenous languages. The local currency in Lusaka is Zambian Kwacha (ZMK). US Dollars and Euros are also accepted as payment in most places. Credit cards and traveller’s cheques are accepted at major businesses, hotels and tourist attractions.

Climate and Weather

Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, is located in the southwest of the country at an altitude of 1,286 metres (4,212 ft). The climate of Lusaka is warm and dry, with a short wet season occurring during the months of November to April and occasional heavy rainfall throughout the year. Temperatures are fairly consistent and remain high year round, ranging between 21 - 24°C (70 - 75°F). Due to its high altitude and the presence of nearby mountains, humidity levels are low and the sun is intense with high UV levels. Lusaka's average annual rainfall is variable, ranging from a low of 500mm (20 in) to a high of 1,000mm (40 in). Overall, the climate of Lusaka is warm and pleasant, making it an ideal destination to visit throughout the year and enjoy its vibrant culture, hospitality and natural beauty.

Touring Lusaka: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Lusaka and its official name is Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The best way to get from the airport to downtown is by taxi. The cost will vary depending on your destination, but it should cost about $10-$15. Yes, there is an exchange bureau at the airport which can facilitate currency exchange.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Lusaka

  1. Established in the 1920s, Lusaka is the capital of Zambia and the country’s largest city. It has a diverse population influenced by both traditional African and colonial British cultures
  2. Lusaka is renowned for its vibrant artistic culture, with many traditional and contemporary galleries, museums, and craft markets
  3. Assemblies of God Church, situated along Munguluma Road, is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and a great way to learn about the religious heritage of the city

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