Chingola is one of the most picturesque of the Copperbelt towns with a profusion of trees and flowers. The higher rainfall in this part of the country is very evident in the greenery throughout the suburbs. Chingola is home to one of the biggest open-cast mines in Africa.

If you want to go sightseeing, it is possible to visit the mine but you must secure a permit from the mine office. If you’re a golfing enthusiast, Nchanga Golf Course in Chingola is considered one of the most beautiful and well-kept courses in the country. Other courses in the area are Mufulira, Konkola and Chubuluma. A must if you’re this far north is a visit to Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Sanctuary.  They rehabilitate orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimps and primates, doing invaluable work for these highly threatened species.


  • Population: 157,340
  • Elevation: 4,472 ft (1,363 m)
  • Founded: 1943