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Ndola International Airport has closed for operations effective 7 October 2021. All operations have migrated to the new Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport from 7 October 2021. 
The IATA code "NLA" has been transferred from the old Ndola International Airport to the new Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport effective 7 October 2021.

Ndola is Zambia’s third largest city and is situated within the country’s copper mining region, known as the Copperbelt. This lively city  experiences warm, tropical weather all year round. It boasts a number of reputable restaurants and shops throughout, and is known for its various tourist attractions worth visiting such as the Copperbelt Museum, the Mupapa Slave Tree, Dag Hammarskjold Memorial and the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage. 
Ndola is one of the oldest Colonial towns in Zambia, loved for its rich historical and natural attractions. Often referred to as the “Friendly City”, Ndola’s people are warm and welcoming.
Only 2.5 hours from Johannesburg, Ndola’s  Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport  (NLA) is conveniently situated a short distance from the city centre. 

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Ndola is well-positioned in northern Zambia to enjoy year-round warm weather, and it offers a variety of restaurants, shops and attractions. Activities include boating along the Kafubu and Itawa streams, swimming in Lake Kashiba, and visiting the Copperbelt Museum.

What to do in Ndola

Copperbelt Museum

Copperbelt Museum

This museum is the ultimate activity for groups of friends, family or history lovers. The Copperbelt Museum holds every piece of information that you’ll need about the history of Zambia. On the lower floor of the museum displays showcases of the mining industry with artefacts – such as gemstones and copper – on display. The upper floor exhibits the cultural and ethnographic history of Zambia, with traditional ornaments, instruments and more, on display.

  • Dag Hammarskjöld

    Dag Hammarskjöld

    Former United Nations leader, Dag Hammarskjöld, was in a plane crash over Ndola, Zambia in 1961. Because the plane crash is such a mystery and very few made it out alive, the crash site has become a memorial site. Dag Hammarskjöld’s mission was said to be a peace mission and so the memorial site is in honour of his journey. A classic historical experience!

  • Lake Kashiba

    Lake Kashiba

    Lake Kashiba is located in Ndola and is best known as being the best known of the several “sunken lakes” in the area. The lake exists among many deep pools that were formed through water erosion and of these pools, Lake Kashiba is the most impressive to passers-by. No one has ever reached the bottom of the lake and so the depth is unknown. Lake Kashiba is a mystery and an attraction all in one!

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