Fly To Ndola, Zambia
Finding cheap flights to Ndola can be a tiresome task when you have so many other details to plan for your upcoming trip, but luckily, Travelstart is here to make things just a lot easier. Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia, positioned within the copperbelt.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do not need a visa to enter Ndola and Zambia for trips of up to 90 days. Make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return however, and ensure that you have 3 blank pages free for entry stamps.
- The South African High Commission is situated in Lusaka. 26D Cheetah Road, Kabulonga, Lusaka. Telephone: Tel: + 26 (0)21 126 0999. For international visitors, there are many embassies and consulates representing countries from all over the world – most found in Lusaka.
See and do
Things to note in the way of Ndola attractions include Lake Chilengwa, Lake Kashiba, Mukuyu Slave Tree, Copperbelt Museum, Ndola Swimming Pool, Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site Memorial (commemorates the UN Secretary General who died in a plane crash on 18 September 1961 during the Congo Crisis) and numerous small reservoirs that are ideal for boating, fishing and recreation.
Ndola is well equipped when it comes to shopping, with a mixture of markets, shopping centres, curio shops and other stores. As the town lies on the Zambian copperbelt, you may want to look out for copper jewellery that can be found at most curio shops, which makes for a great souvenir.
Getting around Ndola is fairly easy, with trains, buses and taxis the most available choices. There are passenger and freight train services running between Kitwe and Livingstone via Kabwe and Lusaka, while it’s also possible to travel by ‘pick ups’ or trucks if you’re in the mood for some adventure. The airport also serves domestic Ndola flights to the rest of the country.
Ndola Airport - NLA
Ndola Airport (code NLA) offers domestic and international flights for passengers as well as cargo services. Originally, this airport was a military base for the Royal Air Force of England. Built in 1938, it catered to the British army during the time of World War II, only converting into a public airport in the 1950s. While much has changed in terms of facilities, the original design has remains today.
As an added convenience, the airport is situated just three kilometres south of Ndola’s City Centre, which makes it very easy to get to your chosen hotel once you touch down. Lusaka is about three hours from Ndola, with a number of options to get there and back should you need to head to the capital.
Coffee: Refreshments don’t come cheap, but you can at least have a coffee or a cold drink on landing.
Forex: You may be able to exchange currency via the Information Desk, but otherwise there are banks such as Barclays in town that will be able to get you sorted.
Lost Luggage: Head on over to the Information Desk at Ndola Airport, or ask the nearest security person where to find the luggage claims office.
Airport Hotels: The New Ambassador, Mukuba Hotel, Michelangelo and New Savoy Hotel are the closest hotels to the airport.
Car Hire: Europcar, Rhino and a few other operators are represented at this airport.
Airport Hub: Ndola Airport is a hub for Airlink and South African Airlines, both of which run scheduled flights to and from Johannesburg.