Top things to do in The Copperbelt

Top Choice International in Kitwe

Courtyard Cafe

A part of the boutique Mukwa Lodge, this attached restaurant is hands down Kitwe's best place to eat. Its menu is split between Portuguese and Indian, and both are authentic and exquisite. Its classy decor comprises…
Wildlife Reserve in The Copperbelt

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

On a farm deep in the African bush, about 65km northwest of Chingola, is this impressive chimpanzee sanctuary that's undoubtedly the standout highlight in the Copperbelt region. Home to around 120 adult and young ch…
Museum in Ndola

Copperbelt Museum

Definitely worth a visit, this museum starts upstairs with its cultural and ethnography galleries exhibiting artefacts used in witchcraft, personal ornaments, smoking and snuffing paraphernalia, and musical instrume…
Italian in Ndola


Long regarded as one of Ndola's best restaurants, this Italian cafe-terrace under a designer awning does thin-crust pizzas, pastas and Western mains. Coffee, gelato or a homemade pastry round the meal off nicely. Th…
Cafe in Kabwe

Fig Tree Cafe

Providing a welcome break from the road, the Fig Tree Cafe, set in manicured gardens, has breezy outdoor benches or comfy indoor seating. It does burgers, pies, toasted sandwiches, homemade cakes, Zambian coffee and…
Indian in Ndola

Danny's Restaurant

From its authentic menu and wafting aromas to Bollywood films on the telly, Danny's genuinely feels like India. There's excellent vegetarian options as well as creamy North Indian curries. It's attached to the art d…
Bar in Kitwe

Cosy Jo's

Kitwe's nightlife is low-key compared to the capital, but Cosy Jo's is the place to be at night. It has a huge garden bar and draws a large crowd for chilled Mosi lager and African tunes.
Memorial in Ndola

Dag Hammarskjold Memorial

A national monument (hence the hefty entry fee) and on the tentative list as a World Heritage Site is this memorial that commemorates the UN secretary-general whose plane crashed here in the 1960s during a peace mis…
Pakistani in Kitwe


This popular Pakistani-owned restaurant features subcontinental curries, steaks and Western mains. The food is good, but it's not cheap, plus you'll need to add 16% VAT and 10% service to the bill. It's within a rel…
Bistro in Chingola

Nchanga Golf Club

A relaxed spot for lunch where you can enjoy an unhurried steak and chips on a terrace overlooking green surrounds. There's also a bar. Entry is from Consort Ave.