The capital of Zambia, the southern African nation, takes its name from the
Lenji headman who lived here when the railway siding was established in 1905.
The original inhabitants were largely Lenji and Soli tribals. For many years,
the city was a small agricultural and trading centre. In 1935, the capital of
the country was moved from Livingston to Lusaka, a more central location along
the rail line. And there has been a great deal of development since Zambia's
independence in 1964.
Zambia was under colonial rule from 1889. The country, which faced political
turmoil after 1990, continued to reap dividends from its copper resources,
which form a major part of its export earnings. There are convenient air links
to various tourist attractions -- Luangwa Valley, Lake Tanganyika and Victoria
Falls. Moreover Luburma Market is a good place to get a feel of the local
atmosphere of the city and its culture. Furthermore one has a few places of
cultural interest. Large ranch houses with wide lawns and gardens dot the city
the main city.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has one of the finest
business hotel in Lusaka. This hotel is set amidst tropical gardens in
the heart of Lusaka's business and government district and provides spacious
comfort and modern amenities.
Aug-Oct: 20°c - 34°c
Nov-Jan: 18°c - 28°c
May-Jul: 8°c - 23°c
above sea level
Taj Hotels in Lusaka
Lusaka is famous for its designer gold, diamond and gem-studded jewelry, genuine antiques, artifacts and colourful clothes.