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Magic of Zambia’s new Lusaka City Guide creates new platform for capital’s dynamism

Mayor of Lusaka Daniel Chisenga

Mayor of Lusaka Daniel Chisenga

The vibrant, creative and exciting side of Lusaka comes to life in a new guidebook about the city launched this week.

The Lusaka City Guide showcases the capital’s attractions – for both visitors and residents – in a new and dynamic way that was mirrored by the launch of the book on Thursday August 8 at a magical evening of illusion and spectacle hosted by the book’s publisher, Magic of Zambia.

“Incredible things happen in Lusaka,” said Magic of Zambia Managing Director Lee-Anne Singh. “The Lusaka City Guide delves into those amazing events and attractions with a practical and factual tour that also celebrates the colour and vibrancy of this great city.”

Make up from Nyembezi and Costumes from Stacey and Koos Bantjes

Make up from Nyembezi and Costumes from Stacey and Koos Bantjes

The book’s launch, at Portico Restaurant, was a spectacle in itself, designed to highlight the range of talents in Lusaka; a choreographed evening featuring Barefeet Theatre, Mask-a-Teers and Hilary Mwelwa of the band Hil St Soul, and a non-stop magical experience attended by some 150 VIP guests including government officials, hospitality industry executives and the city’s glitterati.

The event was choreographed by creative director Vandita Varjangbhay with lighting and DJ from Solid Gold, décor from Rooney’s and Showmasters, make up from Nyembezi and costumes from Stacey and Koos Bantjes.

The book includes a map of Lusaka and begins with the history and background of the city, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

There are chapters on getting around the city, where to stay, dining-out options, nightlife, heritage and places of interest, museums and art galleries, shopping and markets, entertainment, sports and leisure facilities, and places of worship.

Barefeet Theater

Barefeet Theater

Highlights include: from where to sample sushi or try karaoke, to how to find karate classes and local theatre, the guidebook provides useful tips for travellers, and also includes public transport advice, details on where to find sports facilities and short courses, medical facilities and more.

The Lusaka City Guidealso includes itinerary ideas and suggestions for days out, as well as practical information on doing business in the capital and where to go for medical information and emergency services.

The Lusaka City Guide is on sale at Planet Books in Arcades and Book World in Manda Hill for K80.

Barefeet Theatre will also be performed at Book World in Manda Hill from on Friday August 9. You can read more about Barefeet Theatre, what they do and how to book them in issue 2 of The Global Zambian Magazine simply Click Here to download your free copy.