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Fernando Achutegui

"Getting to know Lusaka with like-minded people and having other expats to navigate daily life in Zambia is a great relief. "

Adela Huang

"I received a lot of reliable information about Lusaka and the expat lifestyle in the InterNations Community."

Meet Our Community of Expats in Lusaka and Get Connected!

Hello, and welcome to Lusaka, capital city of the stunning southern African nation of Zambia. If you're planning to relocate to this cosmopolitan African city, InterNations is here to help you through any challenges and hurdles you may face. Our active community of expatriates living and working in Lusaka will be happy to share their impressions of the city, including the answers to any important questions you may have, such as which districts of the city offer high-quality accommodation, what immunizations you might need before traveling and what to expect from Lusaka's health and education infrastructure. Simply join InterNations to start making connections with Lusaka's international community. With quality restaurants, a busy shopping district, and a lively nightlife, Lusaka has much to recommend it to travelers looking to experience a taste of real African city living. With the help of InterNations, it should be no time before you feel fully adapted to the Zambian way of life.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Malta or Tokyo.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Lusaka expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Lusaka Expat Guides

  • Moving to Lusaka

    Moving to Lusaka, Zambia is definitely an option to be considered: the city is highly urbanized and developing and with English as official language, it’s certainly a top-destination for all expats planning on relocating to Africa. In this guide, we introduce you to the city, accommodation and more.
  • Living in Lusaka

    Expats living in Lusaka can experience the multifaceted local heritage of a genuine African city as well as an intensive urbanization. The outdoor market, somewhat chaotic streets, and the vibrant lifestyle make life in Lusaka an experience to remember!
  • Working in Lusaka

    Lusaka is a commercial and financial hub for the entire region and the job market is in need of highly skilled workers: if you would like to enjoy the genuine African feeling of this city and to discover its hidden treasures, check out what you need to know about working in Lusaka in this guide!

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What Can You Expect from Expat Life in Lusaka?

As the commercial and cultural center of Zambia, Lusaka has seen rapid development in recent decades, with excellent transportation connections and widely spoken English making the city highly attractive to vacationers and expats alike. What it lacks in grand monuments, it more than makes up for with a bustling, big-city feel, a wide range of entertainment and access to fabulous national parks showcasing the best of Zambia's celebrated flora and fauna. Unemployment and poverty are issues in the city, and while some opportunities exist, most expats are advised to find employment via an international company or organization prior to arriving. Key industries for the region — and Zambia as a whole — include mining, agriculture, and tourism. Like most southern African cities, life in Lusaka will require some adjustments for an expat moving from outside the region, but the potential rewards and opportunities for life-changing experiences are well worth the effort.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Barcelona or Munich, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Connecting with Like-Minded Expatriates in Lusaka

Adjusting to a new environment is always easier when you have connections. As a member of InterNations, you're part of the largest expat community in the world — with communities in 390 major global cities and countries. Thanks to our fundamental principles of respect, honesty, and a friendly and welcoming attitude, our members in Lusaka can enjoy a safe and secure environment in which a mix of new arrivals and longtime residents of Zambia will offer their insights and provide the answers to any questions you may have. These might include advice on buying or renting an apartment in the city, insight into the business culture in Zambia or leads on employment opportunities. You can meet up with fellow expats and global minds in real life by attending our regular social and networking events or joining one of our groups for various hobbies and interests, such as mountain biking clubs, jazz and blues evenings, or fundraisers. At our events, you can mingle with fellow expats in a friendly and sociable setting at one of Lusaka's many attractive venues.

Fernando Achutegui

"Getting to know Lusaka with like-minded people and having other expats to navigate daily life in Zambia is a great relief. "

Adela Huang

"I received a lot of reliable information about Lusaka and the expat lifestyle in the InterNations Community."

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