Tourism on the Copperbelt

What to do while you are on the belt of Copper (Cu)?

'Kopala' is the local name used to refer to the Copperbelt province of Zambia. The province is predominantly a mining area thus the name , Copperbelt. However, over the years , the Copperbelt province has grown to now attract different people for tourism purposes. Today, when you visit 'Kopala', you can be en-thrilled with tourist attractions sites. So , while you are here on the Copperbelt, pleasr make sure you entertain yourself with the following :-

Lake Kashiba (Mpongwe)

The lake is 100 meter deep Lake Kashiba, Further south on the Kapiri Mposhi road. Both lakes have local cultural significance and are formed by the collapse of surface rock into the underlying limestone. Lake Kashiba offers basic camping facilities, safe swimming and good birdwatching.

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage (Chingola)

Located on 5th Lane in Chingola ( Speaking to the people at the facility on +260 21 2311293), Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust is one of the largest chimpanzee reserves in the world and is internationally recognized as such. Chimfunshi is home to 120 chimpanzees, most of them living in 4 large forested enclosures, and as close to their natural environment as possible. Chimfunshi started as a family-run wildlife orphanage in the north of Zambia, and today Chimfunshi is managed by a Board of Trustees to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Sanctuary. Chimfunshi was founded in 1983 when a game ranger brought a badly wounded infant chimpanzee to the cattle ranch of David and Sheila Siddle. The Siddle's nursed that chimp - named "Pal" - back to health, thereby establishing a tradition of care and respect that forms the legacy of the sanctuary.

Copperbelt Museum (Ndola)

 Copperbelt Museum in Buteko Ave, diagonally opposite the New Savoy Hotel. It has many interesting samples of the minerals found here as well as cultural arts and crafts.

Dag Hammerskjold Memorial (Ndola)

The Dag Hammerskjold Memorial is located ten (10Km) kilometres along the Ndola/Kitwe road and commemorates the sight where the United Nations Secretary General died in a plane crash during the Katanga crisis in Zaire in 1961. The site can be accessed as you com from either Kitwe or Ndola.

Kapisha Hot Springs (Chingola)

The Dag Hammerskjold Memorial is located ten (10Km) kilometres along the Ndola/Kitwe road and commemorates the sight where the United Nations Secretary General died in a plane crash during the Katanga crisis in Zaire in 1961. The site can be accessed as you com from either Kitwe or Ndola.

Hippo Pool (Chingola)

During your travels to Chingola, you will find the Kafue River that is northbound of the city. Here you will be able to marvel at what has been called the Hippo pool where herds of hippopotamuses roam free.

Curio Market (Kitwe)

Located in the heart of Kitwe, is the Chisonkone Curio Market which is the home of various curio artifacts and articles ranging from decor to footwear. The Curio market is always visited by a number of international as well as local tourists and residents. Get that souvenir here.

Nsobe Game (Ndola)

Nsobe Game Camp, in a setting of lakes and beautifully maintained parkland in Zambia, is home to 15 species of antelope, giraffe and zebra, and over 320 bird species. It is conveniently located just off the road from Kapiri Mposhi to Ndola.

Nsobe also has a fisheries section and this consists of a hatchery facility capable of producing 10 million fingerlings per annum for onward sale into a network of small scale out-growers managed by the CopperKing Co Ltd.



Nsobe Reptile Camp (Ndola)

Nsobe Game Camp is setting up an educational facility called the Nsobe World of Birds for Children. This consists of large walk-through aviaries where children can see birds and wildlife in their natural habitat up close. There is also a snake and Reptile Park, and educational information on trees and many other aspects of our flora and fauna. Children who before would never have had the opportunity to interact and appreciate nature will have a chance to do so.

Local Zoo (Baluba)

Located off the Kitwe- Ndola dual carriage way, the local zoo is a perfect place to take your young ones and have a great family outing. The zoo is kept in its wild environmental setting to help animals continue to live in a balanced manner with nature.

Coillier's Monument (Luanshya)

The Collier Monument, commonly referred to by locals as The Monument.

Nchanga Open Pit Mine (Chingola)

The Nchanga Open Pit Mine is often visited by tourists to marvel at the trails that go as deep as four hundred meters. This place is popular for having the second largest open cast mine on the entire globe. Visiting this site will require prior permission from authorities at the mine.

Itawa Springs (Ndola)

Located in the city of Ndola, the Itawa Springs is an important tributary to the Kafubu River, which accounts for between 50 and 60 percent of the water supply for both domestic and industrial use for the cities of Ndola, Luanshya and Masaiti. The location is good for day picnics as well as fishing using a fish rod.

Lake Chilengwa (Ndola)

Lake Chilengwa, lying about sixteen kilometres southeast of Ndola is one of two sunken lakes found on the Copperbelt. Lake Chilengwa is right on the Zairean  border and Armed ploicemen found at the roadblock at Chiwala school will accompany any visitors to the lake.

Levy Mwanawasa Stadium (Ndola)

Because Zambia is a football loving nation, many games are always been played at the magnificent Levy Mwanawasa Stadium (Ndola Stadium) in Ndola. The stadium is named after Zambia's thrd (3rd) Reepublican president, Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa. Why not join in the great fun as you watch different games at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium? See you there..."chipolopolo iyeee"



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