Lusaka, the nation’s capital and largest city of Zambia, is also the capital of the Lusaka region containing highlights such as the Lower Zambezi National Park. Located at about 1,300 metres (4,265 feet), it boasts a population of roughly 1.7 million inhabitants. As the commercial, political and cultural centre of Zambia, Lusaka houses the Zambian National Assembly, the State House and the High Court. Book your room in one of the many comfortable hotels in Lusaka now with RHS, and explore the bustling capital yourself.
Chosen to replace Livingstone as the capital of the British colony of Northern Rhodesia in 1935 due to its central location in Zambia, the city is home to Lusaka International Airport. With the Lusaka National Museum, the Political Museum, the Zintu Community Museum, the Freedom Statue and the Agricultural Society Showgrounds which are known for an annual agricultural show, Lusaka boasts quite a few highlights worth visiting. Culturally, the impressive Cathedral of the Holy Cross is one of the main sites of Zambia and is always worth a visit.