Munda Wanga Environmental Park
has blossomed into a functional educational and recreational center
catering for the needs of Zambians and the country’s visitors. The
excitement and interest of the lions, tigers, elephant, painted dogs and
primates in the wildlife park and sanctuary is complemented uniquely by the
tranquility and atmosphere of the stunnng
terrace bar and café, braai stands, jungle gyms and playground, swimming
pool and recreational area provide additional fun for the whole family.
Drop in today and see for yourself. Open 365 days of the year, 09 hrs until
17 hrs. For further details of what is available and the entrance costs,
contact us on Tel. 278 456/529, e-mail us on
Kalimba Reptile Park has an impressive
collection of snakes, all found in the surrounding area, crocodiles, tortoises and some of
the most unusual chameleons found in Africa. The park is set in a lush garden with a kids
playground, putt putt course and a verandah where refreshments are served. Head out of
town on the Great East Road towards the airport and turn left at the last Caltex garage
before the airport turnoff. Follow the signs for about 11km. The park, which is part of a
fish farm, also sells fresh frozen fish and crocodile tails, as well as a range of
crocodile bags, purses, belts, etc.
A good place for locally hand-crafted curios is the
Cultural Village, which is in the suburb of Kabwata along Burma Road. The
residents are carving all day and a wide variety of items are for sale at reasonable
prices. Test your bargaining skills.
- is a great place to take friends and family to spend the day swimming
in their mutiple pools and having a picnic. There is a restaurant and a bar
and thatched huts on stilts overlooking the pools for your group. Dream
Valley is also a popular conference and function venue with expansive
gardens and trees.
City is a water theme park
located two kilometers off Leopards Hill Rd near the American International
School. The PArk offers three different attractions and these are the
Botanical World, featuring desert, tropical and indigenous plants, picnic
spots, braai areas and green lawns for fun and games. Water World consists
of curved swimming pools for all ages, one of which has a water volleyball
court, and Jungle Monkey. Tel: 287751/4
National Museum on Independence Avenue is
undoubtedly one of the most attractive public buildings in the city. This cultural history
museum tells the story of Zambia in four main sections; ethnography, witchcraft, history
and contemporary art. The
ground floor presents the works of artists from Zambia's
independence (1964) to date: contemporary paintings, sculpture and ceramics. With no
national art gallery, this provides the visitors with a rare opportunity to sample Zambian
Art. The upper floor houses historical and cultural artifacts. Particularly fascinating is
the witchcraft exhibit which will give the visitor the opportunity to learn about a part
of Zambian life that is rarely discussed, but is deeply imbedded in every sphere of daily
life. Facilities: The museum has a small library, a small conference room and a snack
shop. Opening hours: 9am-4. 30pm daily; closed public holidays. Admission: US$2 adults,
US$1 children. Guided tours possible. Parking available.
Scenic Park is located 11
kilometers from the city centre at Ngwerere. This scenic park is designed to
scale over 47 000 square meter area depicting a model of the map of Zambia
featuring the waterfalls and lakes of in the country. It's ideal for
individuals, school children and environmental groups. Open from 10:00 to
17:00 on weekend and public holidays by special arrangement by phoning 01
Arts Centre at the showgrounds has a fine selection of works by Zambian
artists. Single-exhibitor and group shows are held every month. Open daily from 10h00.
See listings for Galleries)
There are several car-hire companies in Lusaka to help you
get around: see
car hire listings for contact numbers.
Lilayi Game Ranch, 20
minutes outside of town, is set on a 700 hectare farm, a part of which has been
uncultivated and left in its pristine bush state. There are 19 different antelope species
but no predators,so theyre a lot less skitttish than in the national parks. Over 200
birds species have been recorded here, which can be spotted on walking trails, game drives
or horseback trails. Bookings are essential .
Chaminuka Private Game Reserve
just 45 minutes north of Lusaka offers a superb wildlife Safari and lunch in
beautiful surroundings. One can also take a horseback trail through the
Reserve, go fishing, enjoy a swim, play tennis and relax in their outdoor
jacuzzi and sauna. The Reserve has more species of animals than any
other game park in Zambia, including, lion cheetah, giraffe, elephant,
ostrich and even the elusive sitatunga. It does offer day package special
which can be found at the rates section of their web site. Another reason to visit Chaminuka is their
extensive Art Gallery . Historically the Sardanis family have
been serious promoters of Zambian Art. Chaminuka, has a collection of more
than 1000 pieces of art, ranging from traditional artefacts collected in
over 35 countries in Africa, to contemporary sculpture and painting
Zambili Crafts and Cafe D'Afrique
near the centre of town is a great
place to stop over for lunch. Traditional foods and cultural performances,
situated in Kalundu.
JLazyJ Farm is a 1 500 hectare bird sanctuary also
20 minutes from town. The owner will take you horseback riding through the pristine miombo
woodland or one can simply do walks and birdwatching on ones own.
Trotover Equestrian Centre offers horseback hacks
through indigenous forest with natural obstacles, or birdwatching walks. This is a great
spot for a family picnic - with a pool and a few streams.
Foxdale Ostrich Farm
Lechwe Game and Fish Farm is within an hour of
Lusaka on the banks of the Kafue River. The rivers proximity attracts many
waterbirds. Sixteen different antelope species can be seen in the woodlands and
floodplains of the area. On offer are horse trails and boat rides down the river. Booking
At the Kafue Marina, also within an hours
drive from town, one can hire a boat or canoe and there are picnic facilities with
barbecues and rondavels. Take the Kafue Road out of town and turn left just before the
Kafue Bridge, followed by another left and a right. (See listings for Daytrips)
Lake Kariba is just
two hours from Lusaka and well worth a visit if not an overnight stay.