Chingola Town

Chingola town has a very diverse ethnicity as a result of years of people migrating from all parts of Zambia to work in the mines.


The town is home to the largest open pit mine in the world. It was founded in 1943 and today it has a population of over 241 612 (2000). From that time up to the nineties, the town was known as the cleanest town in Zambia!

Chingola is a small mining town of the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. Copper mining is the principal economic activity and the sector is the biggest employer to the majority of the population.

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Out And About

If you happen to be in Chingola, give yourself some time to see one or all of the following:

The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is a Sanctuary for the sick, wounded or unwanted animals. But it is best known as home to orphaned chimpanzees.

The Wildlife Orphanage is located almost at the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a miombo woodland landscape near the Kafue River, 70 kilometres from Chingola.

Contact Details For The Trust

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust
Solwesi Road
E-MAIL enquiries@chimfunshiwildlife.org
P.O. Box 11190
Chingola
Zambia

Nchanga Open Cast Mine

Nchanga Open Cast Mine

The Open pit is the second largest open cast mine in the world.

The Open Pit is situated in a crescent shaped structure 11 km long around the town, covering nearly 30 kilometre squares.

The deepest part of the pit is 400 m lower than the surrounding plateau.

The Nchanga Golf course 

Nchanga Golf course used to be one of the most beautiful and well-kept in Africa!

Lodges And Motels

There are a lot of lodges and motels in town just to suit your budget. Check out the following:

  • Lima Hotel
  • Nchanga Hotel
  • Musunshya Hotel

Mukwa Lodge and Restaurant

The contact details are the following:

Tel: +260 212 224266
Email: mukwa@zamsat.com
Web: www.mukwalodge.com

Protea Hotel-Chingola

The Hotel has 40 air conditioned rooms. It is located in a good residential area and has some of the following facilities:

  • Restaurant
  • Well Stocked Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Café
  • Air Conditioned Rooms
  • Conference Facilities

The following are the contacts details:

Tel: +260 (0)211 254605
Email: reservations@proteahotels.co.zm
Web: www.proteahotels.com

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