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Copperbelt

Copperbelt

The Copperbelt Province of Zambia incorporates, Chililabombwe, Chingola, Kalulushi, Kitwe, Luanshya, Mufulira and Ndola.

The Copperbelt Province is the industrial core of Zambia and the vast majority of people reside in this Province outside of Lusaka. The region is rarely visited by tourists, but unique attractions, like the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world, make it worth a visit.

Other than Lusaka, the Copperbelt Province is the only place where you can see the urban side of Zambia, and Ndola especially makes that a very pleasurable experience. The worlds copper market collapsed during the 1970s, so opencast mines cut back on production, which caused high unemployment in the area.  The cost of copper and cobalt was too high in the early part of this century; however the global economic crisis of 2008/09 saw demand, and therefore prices, dropped once again.

Accommodation in the Copperbelt Province

This province is a high density area.  There are many accommodation options for tourists.  There are guest houses, hotels and bed and breakfasts available. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay.

Businesses in the Copperbelt Province

The business community of the Copperbelt Province is doing exceptionally well thanks to its mining industry and tourist attractions. You will find many local products, shops, stalls and great local restaurants to choose from.

Please go to our business directory for a list of businesses in the province.  

There are various activities and attractions in the province, some are listed here:-

  • Shinde Stadium
  • Shopping
  • Hiking and Biking Trails
  • Local Market
  • Mine Tours
  • Chembe Bird Sanctuary
  • Mindolo Dam
  • Mwekwera Falls
  • Nkana Mines
  • Water Sports
  • Chati Forest Reserve
  • Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
  • Hippo Pool (On the Kafue River)
  • Kapisha Hot Spring
  • Nchanga Copper Mine
  • Bancroft Copper Mine

Please see our activities directory for a complete list of things to do in the area.