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Shula Zimba Kabinga
CONCIERGE GUIDE

Shula Zimba Kabinga

Chief Concierge 2602112500002063

Welcome To Lusaka

Mwaiseni! Welcome to the InterContinental Lusaka. Our concierge team are here for you! With our experience and knowledge, you will enjoy the best sights and sounds of our city! Our aim is to create wonderful and memorable experiences to take home with you!

With 224 rooms and suites and eight meeting rooms including Lusaka's largest ballroom Intercontinental Lusaka is the preferred destination for business and leisure alike.Located in Embassy park with govenment buildings just across the road and the main shopping and commercial areas in close proximity the hotel is the perfect home away from home.

LOCAL ESSENTIALS

THE PERFECT DAY

MORNING

La Mimosa Cafe; is a great place to have breakfast. Over an excellent omelette and coffee, you can relax, breathe in the fresh morning air and watch Lusaka city come to life. Afterwards, why not take a drive along Kafue Road and visit Sandy's Creations: a place my guests tell me they fall in love with at first sight. The beautiful garden setting is just lovely and the coffee shop serves mouth-watering pastries. Sandy's Creations is the place to melt away the hustle and bustle of town.

AFTERNOON

Take a trip to our National Museum, a perfect place to learn about Zambia. There are great art exhibitions downstairs, while upstairs there are displays that offer a fascinating insight into traditional and Political Zambian historic life. Then you can continue your Zambian education with a tour of Lusaka city that includes a visit to the first home of our first Republican President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, which still has its original decor. You can also visit the exquisite botanical gardens called Munda Wanga and see the beautiful flora and fauna, and the proud, untamed animals.

EVENING

After a busy day, there is nothing better than an hour-long traditional Zambian massage called ukucina. For this massage, hot water and a cloth are used on your body for the first 30 minutes and then essential oils are used for the next 30. It is fantastically invigorating and will leave you feeling as if you've been born anew. Cap it off by leisurely heading to one of Lusaka's finest jazz bar and resturant the Misty Jazz and enjoy your meal while listening to the cool soothing sounds of the live jazz band

INSIDER TIPS

LOCAL CULTURE

CLIMATE

Zambia has three seasons: cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to November and warm and wet from December to April. Please pack warm and light clothing.


CULTURE

Please do not greet or serve anyone using your left hand as it is a sign of disrespect. It is also polite to curtsy when you greet or hand over some thing to elders.


HEALTH

Please carry insect repellent and take some anti-malarial tablets to safeguard against malaria.


All tips

Hotels and restaurants add a 10 percent service charge and 16.5 percent VAT to all bills, so it's not necessary to tip but feel free if you want to.


Dress Code

Ladies are highly advised not to wear very short, tight or reveiling clothing especially when leaving the hotel premises to vist town centre or any of the local markets.


DID YOU KNOW ?

Culture

Dance is an important part of musical expression among Zambians. The most common musical instrument is the drum made from wood and animal skin stretched over opening.


Wildlife

Zambia is home to the Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world.


Language

There are over 73 dialects spoken in Zambia, but the official spoken language is English.


WHAT TO PACK

Accepted currencies

The major currencies accepted in Zambia are US dollar, Pound Sterling, South African Rand and Euros. It's advisable to carry enough cash to pay for transport fares, tips and airport incidentals. Tip: It is advisable that all foreign currency to be used for transactions should be changed into the local Zambian Kwacha.


Clothing

If you plan to go game viewing, pack dark or neutral-coloured clothes.


Health

Bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent to protect you from being burnt or bitten. Drink lots of mineral water to keep you hydrated in the heat.


InterContinental Lusaka

  • Haile Selassie Avenue
  • Lusaka , 10101
  • Zambia
  • Front Desk +260-211-250000

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Languages spoken by staff

German, English

Pet Policy

No Pets allowed apart from guide dogs
  • Local Time

    9:35 PM
    • CHECK-IN

      2:00 PM
    • CHECK-OUT

      12:00 PM Late Check out Available
    • Evening Reception Desk Open

    Currency

    • US Dollar $ (USD)

    Accessibility

    • Service animals allowed
    • 2 Room(s) with Accessibility Standards
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