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The Copperbelt

The Copperbelt Porvince in Zambia covers the mineral-rich Copperbelt and farming and bush areas to the south. The province adjoins Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is the most urban and industrial province of Zambia.

As this is mostly a mining area, there is not much for the tourist to see or do. There are however a number of good places to stay in each of the towns.

What can I do there?

Kitwe: The Mindolo Dam is to the West of Kitwe. There is a boat club here and it is a good place to go for a picnic.

            9km South of Kitwe are the Mwekwera Falls. These are small but very pretty.

            The Chembe Bird Sanctuary is 20km East of Kitwe. Here you can see crocodiles, sitatunga as well as plentiful bird life.

Chimfushi Wildlife Orphanage: Located 60km West of Chingola on the banks of the kafue River. This orphanage was started in 1983 by David and Sheila Siddle, when a badly wounded infant chimpanzee was brought to them. With constant nursing and care, the baby survived and that was the start of the sanctuary. Chimfunshi is a non-profit organisation the primarily cares for over 100 orphaned chimpanzees, and a wide variety of other wounded, sick or unwanted animals. This sanctuary is well worth a visit.

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