Lubumbashi is the Democratic Republic of Congo's second largest city and as such is one of the jewel cities that let you unravel the country's quintessential development. From offering a mesmerizing ride down the enchanting grasslands in the northern outskirts of the city, to featuring Democratic Republic of Congo's renowned museum boasting stunning archaeological and ethnological exhibits, the city surely offers the best of the country. Lubumbashi is also home to some of the country's stunning botanical gardens that further add the perfect ambiance to an already beautiful city.
Lubumbashi is also a classic manifestation of its colonial heritage with many landmarks showcasing the country's history. The city's wide streets also make it perfect for exploring the famed downtown centre. Other must-see attractions include the city's famed zoo and the beautiful Cathedral Saint Pierre et Paul, the Palace of Justice and the Belgian Quarter.
Lubumbashi International Airport is the main airport for Democratic Republic of Congo that is located in the city of Lubumbashi. The airport is located approximately 9.6 km or 6 miles North-East of the city centre of Lubumbashi.
Lubumbashi, being the business and commercial centre for DR Congo, has a comprehensive transport system that connects the city internally along with an easy passageway to the nearest airport, i.e. the Lubumbashi International Airport. All the transport lines available at the airport lead to the city centre. Main transport options from Lubumbashi International Airport include taxis, buses and car rentals.
Lubumbashi offers two popular modes of public transport. There is an option of minibuses and taxis for travelling within the city. The popular stops for these are the “Kasapa” for minibuses and “Le Chateau” near the Post office for taxis.
Lubumbashi experiences a year-round humid subtropical climate with rainy summers and mild dry winters and hence it makes for a perfect year-round travel destination. However, if you're looking to hop on one of the famed safari rides of DR Congo then the mild dry winter would be a more feasible option. The most popular time for tourists is from May to August.
Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways are listed with experts under TravelhouseUK for cheap flights to Lubumbashi.
Average flight time from London Heathrow Airport to Lubumbashi Airport is approximately 11 hours 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 4,700 miles.
As of current standings there are no direct flights to Lubumbashi from UK.
A range of beautiful hotels can be found in the city of Lubumbashi. Most of the luxury hotels and resorts are also situated at close proximity to the golf centres, making it ideal for tourists who also seek refreshing adventure opportunities from their place of stay. Top rated hotels are also located in the city centre close to the major attractions of the city. All the luxury hotels include modern amenities like Wi-Fi services, cable TV and convenient restaurants. For the tourist willing to avail non conventional options for a stay, a couple of house camps with centralized dining and service areas are available for booking. There are also a few guest houses for an exquisite stay for privacy as well as seclusion.