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Lusaka

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Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks. Although lacking in historic and cultural sights, the sprawling metropolis offers visitors quality hotels, a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, as well as a chance to get a feel for the local way of life. Things to do in Lusaka can include exploring its lively and chaotic urban neighborhoods, browsing its many malls and marketplaces, or visiting nearby game parks and ranches. Use our world travel planner: Lusaka and all its delights await.
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Popular things to do in Lusaka

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National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park
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Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Park
Chaminuka Game Reserve
3.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Outdoor Activity
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Zambia National Museum
2.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Lusaka

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kabwata Cultural Village
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Manda Hill
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Arcades Shopping Mall
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Flea Market
Sunday Crafts Market
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Lusaka

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Church
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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National Park
Lusaka National Park
2.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Flea Market
Pakati Sunday Market
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jackal & Hide
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Lusaka

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Art Gallery
37D Gallery
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Art Gallery
Namwane Art Gallery
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Art Gallery
The Henry Tayali Gallery
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Modzi Arts
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Lusaka

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Nature / Park
Kalimba Reptile Park
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Munda Wanga Environmental Park
2.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Parays Game Ranch
2.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Lusaka

Historic Site
Chilenje House
1.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Lusaka

As the country's capital and a bustling, cosmopolitan city, Lusaka boasts a wide range of accommodation options, distributed across the whole town with the central area boasting the most variety. If you're traveling on a budget, you'll find a couple of backpacker-style lodges and hostels in close proximity to each other; meanwhile, business hotels catering to both locals and foreigners can be a good mid-range option. For those looking to splurge, a number of high-end and chain hotels offer spacious rooms and amenities such as gyms, swimming pools, and spas.
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