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Where to go when visiting Ndola?

Ndola is Zambia’s third largest city with a population that exceeds half a million. It is the industrial and commercial centre of Zambia’s Copper mining region and is one of three Cities in Zambia that has an international airport. Book your flight to Ndola with Kenya Airways.

What You Need To Know About Ndola

There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Ndola:

  1. May to September is the best times to visit Ndola, and most of Zambia, as the temperatures are at their coolest and the rains subside.
  2. Depending on what Country you reside in will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit Ndola. Make sure you check with the Consulate or your travel/booking agent with regards to Visa requirements. Check the latest Zambia visa requirements
  3. Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Ndola will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. The evenings can be quite chilly during the best times to visit Zambia.
  4. You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Ndola. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. Ant-malaria tablets are strongly advisable, so consult your GP a few months prior to your visit.

Transport & How To Get Around Ndola?

Ndola Airport has flights to Lusaka, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Johannesburg. It is best to hire a car or organize transport through the place where you are staying. Make sure you consult your travel or booking agent with regards to getting around Ndola.

Attractions and Places to Visit In Ndola

Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia, with a population of 455,194. It is the industrial and commercial center of the Copperbelt, Zambia's copper-mining region, and capital of Copperbelt Province.

It is also the commercial capital city of Zambia. It’s lodges; B&Bs, beautiful views, Dag Hammarskjold Memorial and peaceful safe environment are the main attractions of Ndola.

What to do When Visiting Ndola

Being such a small city there isn’t much variety in the way of site seeing. The Dag Hammarskjöld Crash site is one of two highlights. It was declared a national monument. At the Crash site there is a memorial garden with a cairn at the centre and a lawn around it with a belt of shrubs and trees on the outer circle. The museum at the site exhibits some remains of the tragic accident.

It is also used for collecting materials and books on the life of Dag Hammarskjold and the role of the United Nations. Another quaint museum to visit is the Copperbelt Museum it showcases the local industry and downstairs there are billboards with displays on Zambia's mining history, gemstones and the processing of copper. Upstairs you can find artifacts used in witchcraft, personal ornaments, smoking and snuffing paraphernalia, and musical instruments such as talking drums. At the entrance, there is a well-stocked craft shop.

For your sleeping arrangements, you have a choice of quaint B&Bs and lodges. The Makuba Hotel, Castle Lodge Guesthouse, Katuba Guest House and the Indigo lodge are a few establishments on offer, All with reasonable accommodation, friendly service and homely ambiance. Though there is not much information about this small city, take the leap and get exploring it is definitely that diamond in the rough.

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