Leisure activities

There are a surprising number of activities that one can get involved in around the city.

These include eating out, horse riding, swimming, boating on the lake, golfing, fishing, music concerts, film, art exhibitions, dance and martial arts classes.

Please let us know if you think we have left something out! There are a number of sites of interest for people of all ages and interests to enjoy.

The Lubumbashi Zoo has been renovated in recent years and makes for a fascinating afternoon out.  Among the well looked after menagerie one can find tigers, lions and various monkeys. Once inside the Zoo there are cafes were you can buy drinks and light refreshments. There is a children’s play area too. The entrance charges are reasonable. There is an extra charge to bring your own camera.

On the outskirts of the city there is a small safari park where you can see zebra, giraffe and a number of antelope in their natural habitat. There are also activities for children as well as a restaurant area.

Other buildings of interest include the Batiment de 30 Juin which was formerly a theatre and now serves as the Katanga Regional Parliament Building.

The Lubumbashi museum is currently hosting the Congo exhibition which is well worth a visit there is also an art gallery at the Museum which hosts a wide range of top class exhibitions including international and local artists.

La Poste in the town centre no longer functions as intended but sports a large open air screen where crowds often gather to watch football matches in the city centre.

The Halle de l’Etoile is a fantastic cultural centre in the city centre showing films, exhibiting art and photos and hosting music concerts including the monthly Jazz night on the last Friday of every month.

Other buildings of note include the Town Hall, the Law Courts, the train station, the Catholic Cathedral, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and the synagogue.

There are a variety of places springing up within a few hours drive out of Lubumbashi where you can spend the day relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of the Congolese countryside.

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