Zambia hosts the 2017 CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations from February 26 to March 12. Zambia is in Group A with Egypt, Guinea and Mali to play matches at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Levy Mwanawasa stadium will host Group B involving Cameron, South Africa, Sudan and Senegal. This will be the country’s first ever staging of a CAF tournament.
The top four teams will qualify for the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup to be held in South Korea from 20th May to 11th June. The Local Organizing Committee has left no stone unturned to ensure a successful tournament with full support from the government of Zambia to Football Association of Zambia and Zambia Tourism Agency who are part of the Local Organizing Committee. Zambia Tourism Agency sees the tournament as a good platform to expose and market its tourism sector to the large number of visitors.
Tickets are available from Comp ticket from Shoprite stores countywide (Zambia) and all Zampost offices throughout the country.
Open Wing – K10 US $1
Grandstand – K20 US $2
VIP – K200 US $20
Open wings – K20 US$2
Grand Stand – K 40 US$4
VIP – K400 US$40
Open wings – K20 US$2
Grand Stand – K40 US$4
VIP – K400 US$40
Group A games will be played at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka whilst Group B games will be played at Levey Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
HEREOES STADIUM – LUSAKA
LEVY MWANAWASA STADIUM – NDOLA
WHERE TO STAY IN LUSAKA
Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel
Welcome to Ndola, Zambia’s third largest city. Its locally known as the friendly city and It’s the get way to the mineral producing region of the country. Ndola lies some 320 kilometers north of Lusaka.
Because Zambia is a football loving nation, many games are always played at the magnificent Levy Mwanawasa Stadium (Ndola Stadium) in Ndola. Why not join in the great fun as you watch different games at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
WHERE TO STAY IN NDOLA
Protea Hotel Ndola
Mukuba Hotel Ndola
New Ambassador Hotel
WHAT TO DO IN NDOLA
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Nsobe Game Camp
Dag Hammarskjold Site
HISTORICAL SITES AND PLACES OF INTEREST IN NDOLA
The site is situated in the Mpongwe District of the Copperbelt province. The lake is 100-meter-deep Lake Kashiba, Further south on the Kapiri Mposhi road. Both lakes have local cultural significance and are formed by the collapse of surface rock into the underlying limestone. Lake Kashiba offers basic camping facilities, safe swimming and good bird watching.
Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site
The Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Crash Site marks the place of the plane crash in which Dag Hammarskjöld, the second and then-incumbent United Nations Secretary General was killed on 17 September 1961, while on a mission to the Congo Republic
Other National Monuments and sites of interest in the North-West Region include: Collier Monument (Luanshya)
Lake Chilengwa (Ndola),
Mpongwe Fortified Village (Mpongwe) Moir and Bell (Mufulira)
Ndola Slave Tree (Ndola) and Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site (Ndola)
in Buteko Ave, diagonally opposite the New Savoy Hotel. It has many interesting samples of the minerals found here as well as cultural arts and crafts.
Lake Chilengwa, lying about sixteen kilometres southeast of Ndola is one of two sunken lakes found on the Copperbelt. Lake Chilengwa is right on the Zairean border and Armed policemen found at the roadblock at Chiwala school will accompany any visitors to the lake.
RESTAURANTS AND NIGHT CLUBS IN NDOLA
Protea Hotels and Mukuba Hotels offer both international and local dishes. The Mukuba and Kafubu shopping Malls sums it up for any activity.
WHAT TO DO IN LUSAKA
Lusaka is a great a city with new modern infrastructure as well as many shopping malls around the city. Zambians do love family and friend outing. The city prides itself with a variety range of restaurants offering both local cuisine (Zambian dishes) as well as wide variety of international cuisine. Feel free to explore the different tastes of cuisine and the hospitality of the Zambian people.
- A) RESTAURANTS OFFERING ZAMBIAN CUISINES
1) Kumushi- the restaurant name means “village” in the local Zambian language called Bemba. This restaurant is found in the Lusaka Showgrounds and its open daily from 09:30 AM -17:30 PM
open Daily except Saturday and Sundays
Contacts: +260 977 876555
2) Food Passions-
Nalubutu Road off Addis Ababa road
Contact: +260 97 6 237685/ 095 3 597590
Open Daily except Sundays
3.Twapadula 4 Mishemi Road, Longacres
Lusaka – Zambia
Tel :21 122 97 64
Cell: +260 97 7 899590
3) Mulungushi International Conference Centre- Opposite Arcades Shopping Malls
Open throughout the week
Herewith below are some of the international restaurants found in Lusaka
Name of Restaurant: Marlin
If you love steak, the Marlin Restaurant is the place to be.
The Menu features an array of prime cuts of beef. Marlin’s also serves seafood and vegetarian dishes so there is something to suit every palette.
Address: Marlin Restaurant, The Lusaka Club, Los Angeles Boulevard, Longacres
Contact: +260 211 252206
Name of Restaurant: The Deli
The Deli provides fresh, health and hearty food made from organic and locally sourced produce. Plates are accompanied by an amazing array of wines and beers to suit every taste.
Plot 1196 Lunzua Road, Rhodes Park Lusaka Zambia
Contact: +260 97 1776119
The Retreat Restaurant.
The Retreat provides a calm and relaxing environment for its visitors serving delicious food and great wine. The atmosphere is laid back amplified by soft seating and lounge areas which encircle a central pool area.
The Retreat, Roma Park, 609 Zambezi Drive Lusaka, Zambia
Contact: +260 967 980232
3 trees Restaurant
From the lush garden, outside to the sophisticated interior, you now have the perfect setting to enjoy a wide selection of food to suit every palette. Our wonderfully varied menu, spiced up with weekly specials, will cater for all, while our separate sushi bar will delight those who enjoy the finer Japanese food craft. Along with the beautiful ambiance, inspire you to enjoy Lusaka’s finest new establishment.
OFF Addis Ababa, 2 Nkanchilbaya Road
Contact: +260 97 8728652
Roan and Sable Café and Grill – its junction of sable and roan
The Roan and Sable is a perfect mix of Cafe & Grill. Smoothies, cappuccinos and perfectly grilled mature grain-fed beef cuts – a foodie’s paradise!
The Roan and Sable building is one of the oldest buildings in Lusaka and was once situated in the center of farmlands – the old Kabulonga farmhouse.
The Roan and Sable building is one of the oldest buildings in Lusaka and was once situated in the center of farmlands -the old Kabulonga farmhouse.
Come see for yourself, the charm and authenticity of the place will leave you wanting more….
Address: Chila Rd, Kabulonga Lusaka
Phone:+260 97 3944170
Open Daily: 06:30-9:00 PM
Bombay Lounge at East Park
For Indian dishes
Mint Lounge at Arcades
´Located in the Acacia park, just next to one of Lusaka’s busy shopping malls, Arcades in a quiet and peaceful environment. The Mint Lounge is tastefully decorated in bright but muted colours. A sanctuary for people who want to enjoy healthy, fresh and delicious meals and drinks, made to tickle your taste buds with every bite….
+26 0975 071 505/ 0965 773 774/0955 773 770
Name: 37D Gallery
Description: 37d Gallery provides a dynamic and sustainable showcase for emerging and established artists to exhibit and well selected art works to an ever growing local and international market
Location: 37D, Middle way Kabulonga (at the junction of Chindo and Leopard’s Hill Road, turn left onto Chindo Road and then right onto Middleway)
Open: Monday- Friday 09:00-17:00
Contact: +260 97 3 006919
Description: The burial sites of former presidents. The site is open to the Public
Location: Independence Avenue, opposite Cabinet Office Lusaka
NIGHT LIFE IN LUSAKA
Herewith some places you could either listern to some Jazz live perfomance as well as Zambian music.
CAFES AND NIGHT CLUBS
– Times Café, – Arcades Shopping Mall
– Keg and Lion- East Park Mall
– Che Ntemba Kabulonga
– Club 101
– The Lounge-Northmead
– G Greens
LIVE BAND PERFORMANCE IN LUSAKA
Every Thursdays; O’Hagan’s from 19;00hours to 21:00hours –Times
Every Fridays: Kalahari, Zambian music
Misty Restaurant and Cafe- need to change with them on days and time
The Misty Jazz Restaurant and Café is a live music venue providing an extensive bar and restaurant with high quality food located within the Levy Business Park Mall.
Misty Restaurant is a cozy live music dine offering a selection of exquisite international fusion dishes – all freshly prepared. Our lavishly decorated and trendy bar boasts an international wine list and selection of beers, ciders, spirits and luscious infused cocktails.
Chrismar hotel- need to change with them on days and time
Every Fridays and Saturday from 21:00-24:00, resident band no parking band
Taj Pamodzi- in Steak and Grills Restaurant
Daily from 19:00hours till midnight
6 hours drive by road from Lusaka. You can either hire a Car or get on Public transportation.
We have scheduled flights operated by Proflight and takes 1hour 10mins
This train is from Kitwe, Kapiri Mposhi and Lusaka to Livingstone on selected days.
Necessary bookings can be made from the following companies: –
Juls Africa Limited +260211 293972
Going Places + 260975 063 499
Romeki Travel and car hire +260 211 221594
Sepiso Car hire +260211 220388
Benmark Travel +260211 292192
For more information on what you can do and where you can stay in Zambia, please call:
The Zambia Tourism Agency on +260 211 229087.
You can also view the fixtures on our website here http://www.zambia.travel/event/u20-africa-cup-nations-2017/
And see what else you can do in Zambia on our website www.zambia.travel