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Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, Zambia's centre for copper mining. Founded in 1943 to service the Nchanga Copper Mine, it's grown into a sizeable city with a population of over 216,000 people. While it is a city, Chingola retains a green and pleasant atmosphere. The higher rainfall in the area means the city has many trees and flowers. This has led to Chingola being nicknamed the "Garden City of the Copperbelt" along with another city, Luanshya.

Because of its mining history, there are some interesting historical and industrial sites to visit. The Nchanga Open Pit is the second largest open-cast mine in the world, and visitors can secure permits to visit the mine. For those who enjoy golfing, there is also the Nchanga Golf Course, considered one of the most beautiful courses in Zambia.

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Airports near Chingola

There are a variety of airports to choose from when visiting Chingola. Here's 4 airports that serve Chingola.

Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport

Located in Ndola, Zambia, this airport is approximately a 2-hour drive from Chingola. It is the closest international airport and offers direct flights to various destinations in Africa, including Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa.


Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

Situated in Lusaka, Zambia's capital city, this airport is about a 4-hour drive from Chingola. It is the largest international airport in Zambia and provides connections to major cities worldwide, such as Dubai, Johannesburg, and Nairobi.


Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport

Located in Livingstone, Zambia, this airport is approximately a 6-hour drive from Chingola. It is a popular gateway for tourists visiting the stunning Victoria Falls. LVI offers direct flights to destinations like Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Nairobi.


If you prefer a more local airport, you can consider flying into Solwezi Airport

, which is about a 3-hour drive from Chingola. However, please note that Solwezi Airport has limited international connections, so you may need to take a connecting flight from Lusaka or Ndola to reach there.

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With Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), you have the freedom to spread the cost of your flights to Chingola over time, usually on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly period! There are interest-free options available, however, you'll need to check this beforehand with the lending provider.

Using BNPL for your flights to Chingola gives you greater flexibility when managing the budget for your flights, ensuring a stress-free trip!

Things to do in Chingola

In a city full of many sights to see, we've picked out our top 3 must-sees:

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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

Established in 1983, Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is one of the largest chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world. This haven for rescued chimpanzees offers visitors the chance to learn about these fascinating primates and even observe them up close through guided tours. Visitors can also interact with other rescued animals like monkeys and birds. The orphanage is a great choice for animal lovers and families with children.

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Nchanga Copper Mine

The Nchanga Copper Mine is a major historical and industrial landmark in Chingola. Copper mining has been a cornerstone of the city's development, and the Nchanga Mine is one of the largest open-pit mines in Africa. Visitors can take tours of the mine to learn about its history and operations, gaining insight into Chingola's role in Zambia's copper production. This tour is a must-do for anyone interested in industrial history and engineering.

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Chingola Museum

This museum showcases exhibits on the area's traditional crafts, mining history, and local customs and traditions. Visitors can learn about the Bemba people, the largest ethnic group in the region, and their way of life. The Chingola Museum is a great place to start for anyone who wants to understand the history and culture that shaped Chingola.

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