Travel and Recreation

Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, is the administrative capital of the country. The origin of the city, whichwas founded in 1905, was related to the extension of the railway line from South Africa through southernRhodesia to the Broken Hill (Kabwe) mine. During the construction of the railway line, it was decidedthat sidings would be established at twenty-mile intervals. This process determined the location ofLusaka.

Initially Lusaka was located in the Chilanga subdistrict of the Luangwa district, the headquarters since1905. The headquarters remained at Chilanga until 1931, when it moved to Lusaka.

Lusaka is a beautiful city with a lot of social and recreation facilities. The average weather in Novemberin Lusaka is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 5°F, from 87°F to 82°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 93°F or dropping below 75°F. (also indegree centigrade)

Travel to Lusaka

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport of Lusaka, the Capital of Zambia, has direct air-links to manydestinations in Africa and Middle East such as Dubai, Addis Ababa, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Harare,Windhoek, Gaborone, Durban and Kigali. Lusaka also has direct air links from Solwezi and Ndola andLivingstone within Zambia. Similarly, Lusaka is linked with a good road network to major cities in thecountry. Lusaka lies about 360 kilometres from the Copperbelt (Ndola) and about 600 kilometres toNorth Western province (Solwezi). It is about a 6 hour drive from the Copperbelt to Lusaka and a 10hour drive from north western province to Lusaka.

Visa Requirements

International participants are advised to contact the Zambian Embassy/High Commission/HonoraryCouncil offices in their respective countries regarding the visa requirement and for visa application toenter Zambia before their journey. Alternatively, the Zambia Immigration website( may also be visited. Invitation letters will be issued by the organizersto the registered participants to facilitate the visa application process.

Sponsorship of conference events

The organizers will be pleased to receive sponsorship for any individual events of the conference such asthe venue cost, conference materials, field excursions, support for travel and registration fee to deservingstudents/participants, and a conference dinner and lunches. Appropriate acknowledgements of the supportwill be made at the conference venue and in publications related to the conference.

Travel Support

The organizing committee will try to raise some travel grants from donors for a very limited number of students and deserving candidates to participate in the conference. More information on this support will be provided later. A separate request letter should be sent addressed to the Convenor(e-mail: along with the approximate cost of travel between the participants town of residence/country's Capital and Lusaka. Only candidates whose abstracts are accepted will be eligible forthe travel support. The final decision on the travel support will be announced by 24th August, 2018.