Like any modern city, Lusaka is easily accessible for visitors by land and air and offers a range of accommodations to meet most budgets. Due to its central location, it is a good base for visitors intending to visit different parts of the country. The new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is serviced by numerous international airlines, while the country’s main road network is in good condition, making it easy to reach by vehicle. Visitors with time to spare often visit the bustling markets and the National Museum, which showcases Zambia’s culture and history. There is a small national park on the city’s outskirts and a couple of reputable wildlife sanctuaries just south of Lusaka.
Sitting more or less in the centre of Zambia, Lusaka is a literal road and air crossroads for the country and the commerce of neighbouring countries. Many travellers arriving by air touch down at the Kenneth Kaunda National Airport. The airport, in turn, services various national airports with scheduled flights to the tourism hotspots, e.g. Livingstone. For self-drive visitors, renting a vehicle at the airport is easy. Alternatively, the country’s privately operated taxis can take you to your city destination. Lusaka lies approximately 484 km (300 mi) from Livingstone (Victoria Falls) and 676 km (420 mi) from Mfuwe (South Luangwa National Park). The main routes are generally well-maintained.