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.

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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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Tomasz Andreasik 24 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Ask Darius many questions! He knows all the answers! :-)
Dominique 23 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Darius was fantastic and did his very best and is very very nice. Truth is Lusaka does not have huge points of touristic interest but it was very worth doing as it showed that the beautiful safaris in Zambia is not necessarily reflective of what is happening in the city centre. The point that Darius made however is that there are not many if any Zambians refugees.. the people are happy.. thank you Darius.. I would certainly recommend him if you wish to see the true Lusaka. Cheers
Jack 27 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Very nice little walking tour of Lusaka. Good conversation. Loads of information. Happy to recommend. Perfectly safe. Wear comfortable shoes.
Terence 15 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Had a great day out with Darius my tour guide for the day. We did lots of walking and talking and I learnt a lot about the City. We also travelled on public transport and ate a local dish - Chikanda (which is a must for anyone visiting Lusaka). I felt very safe throughout the tour and would recommend using Darius as your guide in Lusaka.
Zachary 14 Feb 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Generally a good tour considering Lusaka is hard to cover. The places visited were still not the bests, and insisting to give more than 20$ tip at the end was inappropriate.
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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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