Life in the region around our Zambian sites
Zambia could be described as "classical Africa" – the greatest example of breathtaking African scenery, and diverse and beautiful wildlife, home to the tranquil shores of Lake Tanganyika and Victoria Falls. The people are known for their friendly welcome and, if you’re new to Zambia, we guarantee you’ll soon be in awe.
For many years the country was somewhat overlooked by tourists, but its reputation as a destination offering unique experiences is now spreading. It is a safe country to drive around, and employees living on-site at Sentinel and Kansanshi can benefit from 4x4 vehicle financing schemes, helping them to travel appropriately around the region.
Lusaka is the capital of Zambia and meets all shopping and entertainment requirements. Ndola is Zambia’s third largest city, located in the Copperbelt. Employees can enjoy a wide variety of sporting activities there, including golf, tennis, squash, rugby, cricket, swimming, fishing and gyms.
One thing not to be missed is going on safari. The best time is either at dawn or dusk when the animals are more active. During the day they retreat to the coolness of the bush and trees. A night-time safari with spotlights can also be an exciting experience, with nocturnal animals becoming part of the scene.
Visiting the Victoria Falls is also a must while you’re living in Zambia, though it is a substantial journey from the Copperbelt. The best time to visit is after the rainy season, between February and May, when there is the greatest flow of water. You can easily pass between Zambia and Zimbabwe to view the falls from both sides.