So, after hopping around Africa, I found myself in Lusaka, Zambia, a city that often flies under the radar. The number of puzzled faces I encountered when mentioning Lusaka was almost comical – “How did you even hear about this place?” they’d ask. Honestly, I can’t remember how it popped up on my radar, but discovering it was a game-changer.
Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, might not be on the nightlife A-list (I needed a break, December was exhausting!), but it’s got its own charm with restaurants, hookah spots, and the intriguing Chaminuka Lodge. The city surprised me with its affordability and development. Sure, there are pockets that offer a more village-like vibe, but overall, Lusaka flaunts its modern side. And hey, who needs Livingstone’s cheetah walks when you can have them at Chaminuka Lodge, just an hour away?
Uber might be on strike, but fear not – Lusaka’s got Yango, the Uber doppelgänger. Traveling solo through the city was a breeze; it’s a bustling hub where people mean business, literally. Negotiating rides was part of the adventure, and the city felt safe for a lone explorer like me.
Now, let’s talk digs. The Radisson Blu Lusaka Hotel was my home away from home, centrally perched in the heart of the city. Spacious rooms, an on-site gym, a cool pool area, and a delightful restaurant that fueled me with buffet-style breakfast every morning – what more could a traveler ask for?
The hotel’s location was a game-changer – a 5-10 minute radius to malls, restaurants, tourist hotspots, and lounges. Talk about convenience! Airport pickup and drop-off were on the menu too, making it a no-brainer for future stays. If you find yourself in Lusaka, do yourself a favor – check into Radisson Blu. It’s more than just a place to stay; it’s a gateway to the vibrant pulse of the city.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka