August 5, 2016
There’s no better way to spend quality family time than to take a trip with the ones you love. Lusaka is a prime destination to do just that. There is a plethora of family friendly things to do in Lusaka, and we’ve compiled a list of a few of the best to make deciding how to spend your time in Zambia’s capital city that much easier.
Sunday Morning Markets
Every Saturday you can find the Sunday Market in the parking lot at the Arcades Shopping Centre. It’s a fun and lively activity for families interesting in finding out about Zambian culture. The brightly coloured crafts, wood carvings, and African prints are a delightful sight and while bargaining is expected, though it’s a relaxed and low-pressure.
Opening hours: 09:00- 18:00 Sunday
Address: Arcades Shopping Centre, Great East Road
Munda Wanga Environmental Park
A trip to the Munda Wanga Environmental Park is an educational and exciting activity that’ll not only teach the kids somethings, but also keep them on their toes. This incredible rehabilitation centre ensures the ethical re-entry of endangered species such as pangolins and owls into the wild. The collection of regional flora is something to be admired, and the wide variety of animals that can be found on the property make it a one of a kind Lusaka experience.
Opening hours: 08:00- 18:00 every day
Address: Kafue Rd, Chilanga
Kalimba Reptile Park
Perfect for a family day out, Kalimba Reptile Park hosts a number of scaly reptiles for your viewing pleasure. Found near the lush Ngwerere stream, Kalimba Reptile Park produces crocodile eggs- making it uniquely self sufficient. Take a peek at giant Nile crocodiles, indigenous snakes and docile tortoises, or relax by the pool while the little ones are entertained by the mountain of kids activities.
Opening hours: 9.00 – 18.00 every day
Children (under 12): K10,000
Picnic charge: K5,000 per adult
Address: 20 km drive north-east of Lusaka city
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