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Originally the home of Chief Lusaka, the village expanded rapidly when the British South African Company’s railway line arrived here in 1905. European settlers moved in and by 1935 it was made the capital of North Rhodesia thanks to its central position on the railway line and its location on the intersection of the Great North and Great East Road. It’s become a popular town for Zambians to live in and is one of the fastest-growing cities in southern Africa and by far the largest city in Zambia.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Zambian National Tourist Board, 1st Floor Petroda House, Great East Road, Lusaka, Zambia
Contact :  Zambian National Tourist Board
Tel :  +260(0)21 122 9087
Tel2 :  +260(0)21 122 9090
Email :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  MTN, Airtel or Zamtel

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station :  Yes
Hospital : Yes
Doctor : Yes
Embassy : Yes
Tourist Information :  Yes   Tourist Information Telephone :  +260(0)21 122 9087
Petrol :  Yes   Petrol Type :  ULP/LRP
Diesel :  Yes   Diesel Type :  500ppm
Towing Service :  Yes   Towing Service Telephone :  +260(0)96 640 1676 / +27(0)97 473 7848 / +260(0)96 676 1647
Facilities :  Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities :  Auto Dealer. Government Services. Auto Spares. Industrial sites. Commercial Offices. Computer/IT Services. Fast Food.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Quad Bikes, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Water Skiing, Canoeing, Sea_Kayaking, Boat Trips, White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Whale or Dolphin Watching, Photography
More Activities :  Visit local markets. Play squash. Tennis. Bowling. Cultural centre. National museum. Freedom Stature. Henry Tayali art centre. Art gallery. Visit the Kalimba Reptile park. Kubwata Cultural village.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Try CityDrive Rentacar in Lusaka. You can rent a Toyota Prado etc.
They are reportedly very efficient and do airport transfer for you on arrival and departure (USD40 each way). Some of their cars are quite old models (with 300k miles), but are usually fine and handle the roads well. They do have newer models. (2019).

Speciality emergency services are available, which specialize in air medical evacuations Tel : +260(0)21 127 3302.
There is a Embassy for the SA. (Jan-19)

Visitors to Zambia are advised to have their own personal travel insurance. Local police, hospitals, clinics etc. cannot be relied upon.
Please note that any emergency numbers indicated on our data will be for the local police, hospital, clinic etc. and most of the times, don't work. Many tourism sites show the numbers like 999 for police, they often don’t work.

If you have a medical problem when in Zambia, Specialty Emergency Services has a Call Centre (24 hours). Phone them on 737. This company has offices in Livingstone, Lusaka and Kitwe. But they will fly anywhere to assist if visitors have the right insurance. If you want to check your insurance, contact SES on [email protected] ( (2019).

You will find good food supplies here in Shoprite and Spar. (Jan-19)

There are many good and well stocked butcheries in Lusaka. All major shopping malls have at least one. It is no problem to have your fresh meat vacuum packed on demand. (2019).

Hospital Tel is for Victoria Hospital. Doctors' number is for Dr. Tim Meade t/a Copmed medical Ltd. (Jan-19)

From Lusaka you can reach Chipata in a day. (2019).

There is the British Council Library in the city. (Jan-19)

Tow in services to contact is Macfarlanes Truck and Car Ltd (+260(0)96 640 1676) and Ixani Vehicle Recovery Service (IVRS) Ltd (+27(0)97 473 7848).
Others based in Lusaka is:
Baldys Mechanical Services (+260(0)96 676 1647),
Jonathan Towing (+260(0)97 756 2343),
Thomas Tembo Towing (+260(0)97 7483 306),
Top Power Towing (+260(0)97 774 3830). (Jan-19).

Autoworld is one of the places that supplies tyres. (Jan-2019).

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