Lusaka has seen a bout of incredible development in the past few decades which has resulted in it becoming the capital and largest city in Zambia. Being one the fastest developing cities in the Southern part of Africa means that it is also the centre of commerce and government which means it is a hub of commercial activity.
There are plenty of shopping malls in the area as well as upmarket clubs and restaurants. However, those in search of a more cultural shopping experience will find it at Kabatwata Cultural Village where locals vie for tourist’s attention with crafted and carved curios.
Besides the hustle and bustle found on the streets, Lusaka also boasts the Munda Wanga Environmental Park which is home to plenty of wildlife as well as a beautiful botanical garden. For the more cold blooded wildlife, the Kalimba Reptile Park is home to a variety of crocodiles, chameleons, snakes and tortoises – the perfect addition to adventure travel tours.
Those seeking adventure can either head to one of the game parks less than an hour from Lusaka, namely Lilayi or Chaminuka Private Game Reserves or spend a day at Adventure City – a water theme park. If you’re in search of a bit more of a cultural buzz on your adventure tour then head to the Lusaka National Museum where the art is a testament to Lusaka’s rich history and covers four main parts: Ethnography, Witchcraft, History and Contemporary Art.