Lusaka Region

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Siavonga Town of Lusaka Region

Very Much Impressed - the place is real refreshing and a very suitable place for hard working people to come and destress after working hard. its vegetation is out of this world. the lake is so beautiful

sikhosiphi michael ndlovu
South Africa
Lusaka City of Lusaka Region

Nice - Lusaka is very "South African", with stores and restuaraunts that would be very familiar and recognisable to South Africans.

Daren Wedderburn
South Africa
Siavonga Town of Lusaka Region

Siavonga? Depends on What You're Looking For - Located on the Zambian side of Lake Kariba, Siavonga is the poor sister to its counterpart across the lake in Zimbabwe. There are a small number of resorts that dot the shoreline, overlooking sweeping views of the lake and offering a peaceful refuge from what was likely a long and arduous drive. No matter which side you're on, this man-made lake is beautiful, a literal oasis in the bush, especially in the hot dry winter months. That said, getting in and out of Siavonga is a constant reminder of where you are: Zambia is a country where the vast majority live on less than R8 per day. This poverty cannot be missed as you wind your way down into Siavonga Town on a dusty road surrounded by huts and shacks. In essence, real Africa will likely back right up to your hotel as you pass through the gates to a resort that shelters guests from what exists outside the walls. As a result, your time in Siavonga will likely be limited to what your hotel provides in terms of food, tours, boats, etc. Sheltered resorts in a developing country are hardly unique to Zambia, however, those who choose to vacation in Lake Kariba have two choices - scruffy Siavonga or its well developed competition, Kariba, just a short drive across the border in Zimbabwe. Siavonga is the cheaper of the two options, but it will never let you forget that you are living lavishly in an impoverished community that subsists outside the gates. So should you go to Siavonga? It depends on what you're looking for in your Africa vacation.

Sarah Diefendorf
United States of America
Lusaka City of Lusaka Region

More than you imagine - I spend a fair bit of time in Lusaka, and I grew rather fond of the city. It's pretty much an Africa city like so many others, with it's very evident distinction between the affluent and the poor, but I felt a sense that things are changing, and the city is growing for the better. It has it's share of entertainment too!

Claudette Moore
South Africa

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  • Arcades Shopping Centre Arcades Shopping Centre

    Shopping Mall in
    Lusaka Region

    Arcades Shopping Centre is Lusaka's premier one-stop shopping and entertainment mall housing a casino,...
  • Kabwata Cultural Village Kabwata Cultural Village

    Popular Attraction in
    Lusaka Region

    This is an old feature of Lusaka's craft scene, where woodcarvers live in the village. Interestingly the...
  • Manda Hill Manda Hill

    Shopping Mall in
    Lusaka Region

    Manda Hill is Lusaka's first official mall and is the place to shop in Zambia. GAME Stores, the South...
  • Kabwata Cultural Village Kabwata Cultural Village

    Popular Attraction in
    Lusaka Region

    This is an old feature of Lusaka's craft scene, where woodcarvers live in the village. Interestingly the...
  • Manda Hill Manda Hill

    Shopping Mall in
    Lusaka Region

    Manda Hill is Lusaka's first official mall and is the place to shop in Zambia. GAME Stores, the South...
  • Kafue National Park Wildlife Viewing Kafue National Park Wildlife Viewing

    Nature Reserve in
    Lusaka Region

    KaingU Safari Lodge boasts a stunning location on the Kafue River and is able to offer a variety of...
  • Zongwe Crocodile Farm Zongwe Crocodile Farm

    Animal Park in
    Lusaka Region

    Zongwe is Zambia's largest commercial Nile crocodile farm, and one of the biggest in Africa. The...
  • Zongwe Crocodile Farm Zongwe Crocodile Farm

    Animal Park in
    Lusaka Region

    Zambia's largest Nile crocodile farm, offering tours to the public.
  • Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

    Animal Park in
    Lusaka Region

    Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage lies 60 km west of Chingola on the Kafue River. Along with chimpanzees,...
  • Nchanga Golf Club Nchanga Golf Club

    Golf Course in
    Lusaka Region

    Nchingola Golf Club is renowned as Zambia’s premier golf course and is home to the Zambia Open. The...
  • Community Development Village Experience Community Development Village Experience

    Village Marketplace in
    Lusaka Region

    Experience authentic local village life in the Deka area (1.5 hours from Victoria Falls). Visit a...
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Lusaka Region Restaurants

  • Pansupa Restaurant and Lounge Pansupa Restaurant and Lounge

    African Restaurant in
    Lusaka Region

    The beautiful rich African décor infuses the senses with luxury, dressed in chic furniture and authentic...
  • Rhythms Cafe Rhythms Cafe

    Light Meals Restaurant in
    Lusaka Region

    The relaxed lounge setting with floor to ceiling panorama windows sets the stage for a newspaper and...
  • Arabian Nights Restaurant Arabian Nights Restaurant

    African Restaurant in
    Lusaka Region

    Located in the Arcades Chopping Centre, this elegant cosy setting is perfect for lunch or dinner. The...
  • Mint Lounge Mint Lounge

    Coffee Shop Restaurant in
    Lusaka Region

    Here diners indulge in conversation and really good coffee. The nice atmosphere and reasonable prices...
  • Masala Mantra Masala Mantra

    Indian Restaurant in
    Lusaka Region

    Exuding a sophisticated and luxurious atmosphere, Masala Mantra boasts two spacious dining rooms...
  • Gerritz Gerritz

    German Restaurant in
    Lusaka Region

    The home cooking here is the real draw, complimented by the easygoing atmosphere. All needs are...
  • Roma House Roma House

    International Restaurant in
    Lusaka Region

    Nestled in the unspoilt surrounds, Roma boasts home-style and international flavours, with some of the...
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