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    Tourists Guide To Ndola & General Information

    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.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Ndola

    Ndola is situated just 10 kilometers from the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    What You Need To Know About Ndola

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

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Ndola?

    May to September are the best times to visit Ndola, and most of Zambia, as the temperatures are at their coolest and the rains subside.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Ndola?

    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.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Ndola?

    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.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Ndola?

    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 Hammarskjoeld 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 Hammarskjoeld and the role of the United Nations. Another quaint museum to visit is the Copperbelt Musuem 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.

    How Old Is Ndola

    Ndola was founded in 1904, by John Edward "Chiripula" Stephenson, just six months after Livingstone, making it the second oldest colonial-era town of Zambia.

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