highlights and main attractions of lusaka
The capital city of Zambia Lusaka is also its biggest, an urban metropolis sprawling over 70 square kilometres, yet still bursting at the seams. Since its independence, the population has tripled, with a population now of nearly 2 million. With the new buildings and shopping malls appearing, from the villages outside it is a city of bright lights, where they will come to look for jobs and a new life.
It may not be Zambia’s most attractive area of interest, however this commercial and governmental hub is relaxed and friendly with a laid back atmosphere. Between the multi-storeys and high-risers, there are wide avenues lined with pretty jacarandas, which in the summer appear to turn whole streets purple.
The summers are nice and warm (20 to 32 degrees centigrade) and the winters are bright and sunny (10 – 26 degrees centigrade), with mild storms. It can get a little too hot between October and March, especially if there has been no rain.