Chingola town has a very diverse ethnicity as a result of years of people migrating from all parts of Zambia to work in the mines.
The town is home to the largest open pit mine in the world. It was founded in 1943 and today it has a population of over 241 612 (2000). From that time up to the nineties, the town was known as the cleanest town in Zambia!
Chingola is a small mining town of the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. Copper mining is the principal economic activity and the sector is the biggest employer to the majority of the population.
If you happen to be in Chingola, give yourself some time to see one or all of the following:
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is a Sanctuary for the sick, wounded or unwanted animals. But it is best known as home to orphaned chimpanzees.
The Wildlife Orphanage is located almost at the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a miombo woodland landscape near the Kafue River, 70 kilometres from Chingola.
The Open pit is the second largest open cast mine in the world.
The Open Pit is situated in a crescent shaped structure 11 km long around the town, covering nearly 30 kilometre squares.
The deepest part of the pit is 400 m lower than the surrounding plateau.
Nchanga Golf course used to be one of the most beautiful and well-kept in Africa!
There are a lot of lodges, guest houses, hotels and motels in Chingola just to suit your budget. Among them are the following:
The contact details are the following:
The Hotel has 40 air conditioned rooms. It is located in a good residential area and has some of the following facilities:
The following are the contacts details:
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