Explore Lusaka City - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Darius
Registered on March 03, 2020

I am Darius, and I have lived in Lusaka, Zambia for the most part of my life. I know the city very well and I can find my way around easily. I love socializing, and I am an easy person to talk to, if you can interact then we can definitely be friends. I love Zambia and the rich culture we have as a country and I want the pleasure of having to share that with someone. As far as tour guiding is concerned, I don't have much experience, what I do have however is more than enough knowledge and my way around Lusaka city. What I know and believe is that even the most expert tour guide had to start somewhere. So allow me to let us explore Lusaka city together.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

How The Tour Goes

Our meeting place and the starting point of our tour is Levy Junction Mall (or wherever is convenient to you). It's well known and one of the biggest malls around and it's located right in the center of town. From here, we go through the Central Business District (CBD). Next we head over to Cairo Road via Katondo, a famous street in town.

Cairo road is a major road and one of the busiest in the city.

It is characterized by business activity and social interaction. It accommodates major banks (including the Bank of Zambia), renowned hotels, the Main Post Office and the iconic Findeco House (which is the tallest and one of the oldest buildings in town).

Our next stop is COMESA Headquarters. COMESA is a trading Bloc like NAFTA in North America or the EU in Europe. It comprises 19 member countries from eastern and southern Africa. From COMESA we head over to Kamwala a major trading center that accommodates all sorts of traders from all walks of life.

After Kamwala we may need to take a ten minutes ride to Kabwata Cultural Village, a center for Zambian made handcrafts. This is a good place for an African experience and many tourists get their keepsakes/souvenirs from here.

On our way back from Kabwata we pass through Embassy Park, a mausoleum burial site for Zambian presidents. We also pass through the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The cathedral might not be Notre Dame but it is to Lusaka as Notre Dame is to Paris, an architectural beauty in its own unique way.

Our last place to visit is the Lusaka Museum within which premises the Freedom Statue (a very significant symbol to the country) is also located.

What You Need For The Tour

Some small cash for admissions into certain places, e.g the Museum and the Embassy Park.

We also may need to use a bus/taxi to get to other places, e.g Kabwata Cultural Village.

You could maybe carry a camera or smartphone for you to capture some moments to remember, though not necessary.

Whatever else you think might be necessary.

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  • Meeting point:
    Unnamed Road Lusaka Zambia
    Unnamed Road Lusaka Zambia
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    Find me at the entrance of Levy Mall wearing a black T-shirt labeled GURU WALK

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Kristin 30 Oct 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Put on your comfortable walking shoes for this amazing walking tour through Lusaka! There may not be a lot of 'touristy' sights to see, but the city is bustling with activity. Let Darius walk you through the downtown core and get a sense of what day to day life is like in the city. Ask lots of questions, Darius is a wealth of information!
Hapee 01 Oct 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
Darius did a great job and it is not his fault that there is not much to see in Lusaka, we went through a vivid market and saw government buildings and the tourist market. Darius is knowledgeable about Lusaka and Zambia but also knows what is going around in the world, it was a pleasure to walk around Lusaka with him.
Twan 14 Sep 2022
The Hague
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Do you want a walking tour? Book this tour, because it’s the only thing you do. Walking. Darius didn’t have much knowledge and didn’t explain a lot. I had to ask for information. And when he gave some, he just did it walking and only to me. Very disrespectful to my girlfriend. Waste of our time and at the end he asked for a minimum tip of USD$25 per person. Lazy and an amateur. Do not waste you time.
Pavlina 13 Aug 2022
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
The tour with Darius was great! I got to know interesting and new information about Lusaka. Darius was helpful and knowledgeable and during the tour, we were able to see many places/monuments. Thank you Darius!
Megan 04 Aug 2022
Abu Dhabi
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022
I absolutely LOVED this tour. I was the only person on the tour, so it was really nice to get to know Darius and learn more about Zambia and Zambian culture on a personal basis. He took me all kinds of neat places that I would have never thought to have seen. Lusaka is not very touristy, but it is a great place to see “real” life. Darius was excellent at bringing me through the streets to see what everyday life is like. After the tour, he even showed me some local food vendors and we had lunch together. Overall, this tour is incredibly unique and well worth your time! Thank you, Darius!
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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