Lusaka, the capital and largest city in Zambia, is home to over 3 million people.  It is one of the fastest growing cities in Southern Africa. Its  downtown streets are lined with  street sellers and the skyline has only a few high rise buildings. While it is on an economic uplift there is a still a huge unemployment rate in the city. The business area of Lusaka is very modern-looking while its outskirts are lined with scrambling shanties and lively markets. While many tourists to Zambia don’t spend a great deal of time in the Capital, you may find yourself exploring the city for a few days. Here are some highlights and what to do during your visit. In and around the city there is plenty to see and do for the visitor. The Lusaka National Museum, art galleries focusing on local artists, the Lusaka Playhouse theatre, the Kabwata Cultural Village and the Moore Pottery Factory are great places to visit in the city. The city boasts a rich culture of local artists and many of their pieces are available for sale.

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