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Lusaka facilities/services

Hi all

I'm apologise in advance if this question has been asked a hundred times before.....
There is possibility that me and my family (husband and two boys aged 6&8) are moving to Lusaka. Having lived in Africa before I know what to expect in a general sense, but wanted a bit more info on Lusaka in particular.

How much is rental for a townhouse/duplex in a good area?
Is it possible to get furnished accomodation?
What are the pros and cons of the schools? I know American and Lusaka Intnl have IBO system which is good, but anything else?
Is it possible to get a long-term car rental?
What is the average cost of living for utilities/groceries?
What is the social scene like? Is there a very small expat community? What do people do at the weekends?
Is there home internet, or is it still internet cafes?

So, that's probably enough for now.
Thanks for reading.
Charlotte

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