Lusaka is Zambia's capital and its largest city. It’s also one of the fastest-developing cities in Southern Africa. Due to its rapid economic growth and expanding leisure and retail services, residential property in Lusaka is in high demand. The vibrant city is home to the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and commercial districts in the east and the south. While the primary reason for living in the city is business, the variety of properties in Lusaka continues to increase, which is raising the value and opportunity for rental income. 


Below is a breakdown of what you can expect in and around Lusaka:

Kabulonga – regarded as one of the most prestigious areas in Lusaka, Kabulonga and the adjacent suburb Sunningdale are popular choices for ambassador residences and chief executives. 

Leopard’s Hill – currently the most sought-after residential suburb of Lusaka, the city stretch that incorporates Ibex Hill, New Kasama and Leopard’s Hill has formed its own identity and is considered a prime residential area.

Lilayi – the fertile farmlands on the southern side of Lusaka have evolved from a farming district into a prime residential suburb, offering a vibrant new community. Lilayi and nearby Makeni can accommodate mid-sized homes and a number of serviced developments.

Mass Media – over the last ten years this suburb has been transformed into the city's eastern business hub, making it the second major commercial district. Residential property in Mass Media is characterised by upmarket apartments.

Rhodespark – as the oldest suburb in Lusaka, the property in Rhodespark consists of fair sized plots, a diverse range of housing styles, and some older homes. This suburb attracts a number of families. 

Roma – fantastic for families, the quiet suburb of Roma and the adjacent Kalundu and Olympia areas offer some of the best access to services in Lusaka. It also includes Roma Park – a vast development that is becoming a suburb in its own right.

Catering to every kind of property investor, property and houses for sale in Lusaka are abundant. 

"From serviced apartments to family homes on large plots in quiet suburbs, residential property in Lusaka continues to grow in both value and variety.”

Sharon Pongolani

Popular areas in Lusaka

Kabulonga, Leopards Hill, Lilayi, Roma, Rhodespark, Mass Media,

Areas within Lusaka

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The leafy suburb of Kabulonga is one of Lusaka's oldest and most elite. 

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Leopards Hill

The upmarket suburb of Leopard's Hill in Lusaka, Zambia is considered one of the most affluent suburbs in the area. 

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Lilayi is a vibrant new community on the southern side of Zambia's capital, Lusaka

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Mass Media

Once an area of vacant residential plots, the last decade saw Mass Media transform into Lusaka's eastern business hub. 

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The leafy streets of Rhodespark are home to some of the oldest houses in Lusaka; a number of the properties in Rhodespark date back to the 1960s. 

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The family-friendly suburb of Roma has become one of the most popular residential areas of Lusaka. 

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Explore Lusaka

Dining out

Dining out

From Middle Eastern to Korean and American, Lusaka offers a range of unique flavours in one place. The Mint Lounge, Arabian Nights and Chicago’s are just some of the local favourites, while Marlin Restaurant is known to serve some of the best steak in town.  

History and heritage

History and heritage

Lusaka has a rich cultural heritage. A large number of museums can be found in the area, including the Lusaka National Museum, the Political Museum and the Zintu Community Museum. Lovers of the arts can visit the Namwane Art Gallery and the Moore Pottery Factory or attend a play at the Lusaka Playhouse Theatre.

Lively markets

Lively markets

The capital is known for its wonderful outdoor markets. Both the New City Market and Kamwala Market sell an abundance of local crafts. The Pakati Sunday Market and the Sunday Market at Arcades Shopping Mall offer various items – from jewellery to home décor – and are popular tourist attractions. 

Nature’s finest

Nature’s finest

The Lilayi Lodge and Munda Wanga Environmental Park are must-sees. The Lilayi Elephant Nursery is home to rescued elephant calves and is open daily to visitors. Munda Wanga Environmental Park features plenty of regional fauna, including cheetahs, lions, wild dogs and banded mongoose. Visitors are encouraged to attend feedings at 2pm Friday to Sunday.

Living in Lusaka


Lusaka is home to some of Zambia’s finest schools, including the American International School of Lusaka, Rhodes Park School, the Lusaka International Community School, the French International School and Boabab College. The University of Zambia is also based in the city.


A number of healthcare professionals – ranging from GPs to specialists and pharmacists - can be found in and around Lusaka. Victoria Hospital, Beit CURE Hospital, Lusaka Trust Hopsital and Fairview Hospital are among the most established hospitals in the city. 


Two of the largest shopping malls in Zambia are located along Great East Road. Arcades Shopping Mall has a vibrant selection of stores, while Manda Hill Shopping Mall hosts a range of international stores and a new cinema.


The Kenneth Kaunda International Airport offers domestic and international flights and is located a short drive from Lusaka’s CBD. The Lusaka City Market Bus service is available to the public; the bus travels to surrounding towns such as Siavonga and Chirundu.

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