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About Ndola

Ndola is a historic city in Zambia. With a population of over 500,000 residents, it is the third largest in the country. Ndola offers you the opportunity to explore its past and the gorgeous nature that surrounds it. The leading tourist attractions of this destination include the Copperbelt Museum, the Mupapa Slave Tree and the Dag Hammarskjold Memorial.

Cheap flights to Ndola are now available for a limited time, so get ready to discover this distinctly African city. This destination is home to the Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (NLA), which is a 15-minute drive from the centre of the city. This airport serves a large selection of airlines, including your local South African Airways. Non-stop flights departing from Johannesburg to Ndola are available. The flight duration is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Why visit Ndola

Chimushi Wildlife Orphanage Ndola

Fantastic Wildlife

A trip to Ndola will net you an up-close-and-personal experience with the remarkable resident wildlife for which the continent is so internationally renowned.

Kafue River Ndola

Arresting Nature

Ndola provides you with the perfect opportunity to explore the surrounding natural attractions. Discover the beauty of Zambia amidst these breath-taking scenes.

Wood Carvings Ndola

Authentic African Culture

Experience the way of life that defines Ndola. Various vendors produce original wood carvings right before your eyes, ideal souvenirs to take home.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Zambia
Currency Kwacha
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 582.42 ZMW
Language English
Hub Airport Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport
Airline Proflight Zambia
Time Zone GMT + 2
Travel Adaptor Type C/D/G

Best time to visit Ndola

Ndola experiences warm to hot weather all year round. The spring season (September - November), the summer season (December – February), and the first part of the autumn (March) all bring the hot weather along with heavy rains, especially in December. The latter part of the autumn season (April – May) brings cool yet clear weather. The best time to go is from April (when the rains begin to fade) to May, guaranteeing you moderate weather and better chances for game viewing. The cheapest time to go will be between November and April, although some campsites will close down due to the rain. Let Travelstart arrange your trip to Ndola for a dreamy holiday.

Weather & Climate in Ndola

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 16°C 16°C 15°C 13°C 9°C 6°C 6°C 8°C 12°C 15°C 16°C 16°C
High °C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 26°C 29°C 31°C 28°C 26°C
Rainfall (mm) 287 257 173 48 4 0 0 0 3 30 136 300

Overview

Ndola is the capital of the Copperbelt Province in Zambia and the third largest city in the country. This prosperous destination offers you, as the traveller, access to a number of attractions, including enlightening historical information at the Copperbelt Museum, the Mupapa Slave tree, and the Dag Hammarskjold Memorial, as well as the natural beauty of the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

In addition, Ndola features a variety of reputable restaurants and shops throughout. With the attractions and establishments in and around the city, you’ll be sure to enjoy a satisfying holiday experience at this Zambian destination. Book a flight to Ndola with Travelstart and get ready for an exceptional time in this distinctly African city.

Visa & Customs

South African passport holders may spend up to 90 days in Ndola – or anywhere else in Zambia – without a visa. Check that your passport will be valid for 6 months after your return, and that you have three blank pages free for entry stamps.

The South African High Commission in Zambia

Address: 26D Cheetah Road, Kabulonga, Lusaka.

Phone: + 26 (0)21 126 0999

Health & Safety

Make sure to get comprehensive travel insurance, and check what your policy does and does not cover.

Ndola is a hub of activity, so make sure to keep track of your belongings. Always lock your car and make sure the contents are not visible. When you go out, take only the cash that you need and refrain from showing plenty of it when you buy anything.

Cost of Living

ITEM CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG NDOLA
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 76.45
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 16.33
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.34 R 25.12
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 34.01
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 37.50 R 27.21

Where to stay?

A large number of hotels, lodges, guesthouses and apartments are available around the centre of Ndola. The most credible of them include Protea Hotel Ndola, Michelangelo, Mukuba Hotel, the Urban Hotel Ndola, and BestBed Executive Lodge. The cost range for the hotels, lodges and guesthouses varies from over R 300 to over R 3000. The apartments are available at under R 1000 per night.

Getting Around

The travel options that you have access to in Ndola include trains, taxis, buses and car rental.

Main attractions in Ndola

Chimfunsi Wildlife Orphanage

Chimfunsi Wildlife Orphanage

Copperbelt Museum

Copperbelt Museum

Mupapa Slave Tree

Mupapa Slave Tree

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