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Ndola

Country
Zambia
State
Copperbelt
City
Ndola
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Ndola Airport (IATA: NLA, ICAO: FLND) is located in Copperbelt Province in nothern Zambia, in the city of Ndola, near the International border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.This location lies approximately 272 kilometres (169 mi), by air, north of Lusaka International Airport, the largest airport in Zambia.

By Train

Ndola is on the Zambia Railways line with passenger and freight services running between Kitwe and Livingstone via Kabwe and Lusaka.Freight branch lines run to other Copperbelt towns and from Ndola to Lubumbashi in DR Congo via Sakania.A dual carriageway links Ndola to Kitwe, the Copperbelt's second city, and other tarred highways link to Mufulira and Lusaka.

By Road

The main overland routes from the south to Zambia are via Harare in Zimbabwe through the border at either Kariba or Chirundu and via Bulawayo and across the Victoria Falls BridgeTo bring a vehicle into Zambia one must obtain a temporary import permit (TIP), at the border, or depending on the country of origin, a carnet de passage. If the driver is not the owner of the vehicle they must have a letter from the owner authorising the use of the vehicle in Zambia.You must also purchase third party insurance at the border. Have your vehicle papers on hand at all times as road blocks are fairly frequent.

By Ferries

Zambia is one of the five countries bordering Lake Tanganyika and a ferry operates from Burundi to Tanzania to Zambia and back once a week, arriving and leaving the port of Mpulungu every Friday.

Key places to visit
The Victoria Falls, Mukuyu Slave Tree, The Copperbelt Museum, Kasanka National Park


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Places to Visit

The Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.In more modern terms it is known as ‘the greatest known curtain of falling water’.The Victoria Falls Bridge was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900, although he never visited the falls and died before construction began, he expressed his wish that the "railway should cross the Zambezi just below the Victoria Falls.I should like to have the spray of the falls over the carriages."

Mukuyu Slave Tree

Around which Arab slave traders held slave markets in the nineteenth century (a mukuyu tree is a kind of fig tree).It has sadly fallen due to "termites".Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial ten kilometres along the Ndola/Kitwe road commemorates the site where the then United Nations Secretary-General died in a plane crash on September 18, 1961 during the Congo Crisis.

The Copperbelt Museum

In commemorating this year's International Museums Day, which fell yesterday on May 18, and whose theme was; ' Museums and Memory', the institution sees history as a foundation for the future.Museums keep in their collections numerous documents that are basic to the memory of communities people live in.Thus, the International Museums should direct public attention to these basics of collective memory, to the fragility of its carriers, and heed the importance and meaning of their contents.So visitors may come to better understand the value of documents and that they would be willing to help in caring about their contents and their conservation.

Kasanka National Park

Is a park located in the Serenje District of Zambia’s Northern Province.At roughly 390km2, Kasanka is one of Zambia’s smallest national parks.Kasanka’s situation is interesting as it is the first of Zambia’s national parks to be privately managed.The privately funded Kasanka Trust Ltd has taken on all management responsibilities, in partnership with the Zambian Wildlife Authority, and has been in operation since 1986.

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