Lusaka attractions

Top Choice National Park in Lusaka

Lusaka National Park

The idea of seeing a rhino in the wild just 15km from the capital seems absurd, but this new national park (opened in 2015) allows you to do just that. Set over 46 sq km, it's home to eland, zebra, giraffe and wilde…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Lusaka

Lilayi Elephant Nursery

On the southern outskirts of town is this elephant nursery set up by Game Rangers International (a Zambian conservationist NGO), which works with rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned elephants in Kafue National Park…
Mausoleum in Lusaka

Presidential Burial Site National Monument

This mausoleum is where the late Zambian presidents Levy Patrick Mwanawasa (1948–2008), Frederick Chiluba (1943–2011) and Michael Sata (1937–2014) are buried. Remarkably both Mwanawasa and Sata died while in office;…
Museum in Lusaka

Lusaka National Museum

This big square box of a building resembling a Soviet-era Moscow ministry has upstairs galleries displaying exhibits on urban culture and Zambian history as well cultural, ethnographic and archaeological displays. C…
Gallery in Lusaka

Namwandwe Gallery

Featuring the impressive private collection of businessman and patron of the arts John Kapotwe, Namwandwe is hands-down the best in the country for contemporary Zambian art. The gallery space is within his private h…
Market in Lusaka

Lusaka City Market

Fronted by the chaotic and congested eponymously named bus station, as well as a veritable Maginot Line of sidewalk vendors, reaching the entrance to the Lusaka City Market is an achievement in and of itself. Unfort…
Gallery in Lusaka

Henry Tayali Visual Arts Centre

A lovely space exhibiting quality contemporary works by local artists, and all are for sale.
Zoo in Lusaka

Munda Wanga Environmental Park

Munda Wanga Environmental Park is a rescue centre of sorts, with a variety of animals, including rarely seen pangolins and owls used for black magic. The park is shabby in parts with slightly dilapidated enclosures,…
Statue in Lusaka

Freedom Statue

The Freedom Statue, around the corner from the Lusaka National Museum, is dedicated to freedom fighters and those who lost their lives in the struggle for Zambia’s independence. The depiction of a man breaking his c…