Lusaka in Zambia is one of the fastest evolving cities in Africa with an incredible history and legacy, in 2010 there were roughly 1,267,440 people living in the city. LSK, as some affectionately prefer to call it, offers visitors an experience as unique and diverse as the city itself. This modern city is made up of a rich tapestry of cultural diversity, vast business opportunities, a plethora of activities to get an adrenaline rush, and an opportunity to unwind for a few days. The city of Lusaka has everything you’re looking for and more! This blog article will aid us in getting a more profound insight into the capital city of Zambia.
Historically the capital city was the location of a Lenje village named after its leader, Chief Lusaka. The village was situated at present day Manda Hill in close proximity to Zambia’s National Assembly building. The city played a pivotal role in the resistance movement that paved the way for independence from British colonial rule. It’s unique location and geographic placing that connects the country and acts as an international trade route led to Lusaka being crowned the capital city in 1935. From the onset thousands have flocked to the capital city in search of fortune and new opportunities. Today, Lusaka still attracts those who want to realise their dreams and achieve success.
Lusaka is the largest transport hub for local, cross-border and international travel in Zambia. Buses offer an economical way to get around and access to many destinations. It is worth mentioning that the country’s road infrastructure is excellent! Cross border and long distance luxury bus liners offer a comfortable and relaxed option to travel and take in the sights. With all major highways leading to Lusaka, car hire is also worth considering, as your journey should be easy to plan.
Lusaka is home to some of Zambia’s finest government and private primary and secondary schools. These are inclusive of Boabab College, International School of Lusaka (ISL), Lusaka International Community School (LICS), and American International School of Lusaka (AISL). The University of Zambia, The University of Lusaka and The Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies are also based in the city and cater to tertiary student’s needs.
Attractions and places of interest include;
- Munda Wanga Environmental Park
- Lusaka National Museum
- The Freedom Statue
- National Assembly of Zambia
- Lusaka Playhouse Theatre
- The Political Museum
- Zintu Community Museum
- Cathedral of The Holy Cross
- Sunday market – Arcades Mall
- Henry Tayali Visual Arts Centre
As with any metropolitan city, the city of Lusaka has a great number of shopping complexes.