Explore Lusaka City - Free Walking Tour

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

I'm Darius, and I've lived in Lusaka, Zambia for most of my life. I know the city very well and can find my way easily. I love to socialize, and I am an easy person to talk to, if you can interact, 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. When it comes to the tour guide, I have been doing this for over 2 years now and I have learnt so much and become better over time. So let us explore the city of Lusaka 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Whether you are an individual or a group, I take a minimum of the equivalent of $40

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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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Lara 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Darius provided a fascinating insight into the political history of Zambia and showed me parts of Lusaka that I never would have seen otherwise. The tour can be adapted based on what you really want to see and know - it’s pretty casual and unstructured. I recommend asking lots of questions and asking Darius to take you to the places you’re interested in to really get the most out of the tour. Highly recommend going as far as the market. Wear comfy shoes and prepare for lots of walking.
RUBEN 20 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Darius is a good guide .. He knows the city well and gives entertaining tours.. Be aware of the minimum charge for the tour
Laima 15 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
We could immediately tell who's going to be our guide by the optimistic attitude he came to greet us! He was openminded, answered to all of the questions, smiley and just a great guide! If you choose this tour, be ready for walking! 😄 We enjoyed it!
Nicholas 26 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Darius was great! Super friendly, easy to talk to, and since it was just me and him on the tour, we were able to trade a lot of cultural information. We hit the most important spots of central Lusaka fairly quickly, which helped me orient myself over the next week of work in the city.
Amy Anaminyi 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Darius’s tour is a must-do when visiting Lusaka! Even on a 1-to-1 basis, the tour gave a great welcome to Zambia and was packed with useful information. I found him to be very engaging, friendly and kind. We laughed a lot and the time spent on the tour flew by very quickly for all the right reasons. 5 stars!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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