The city of Ndola offers an attractive destination for a unique tourism experience. It is endorsed with rich natural, cultural heritage dating from pre-colonial rule to date. Ndola has breathtaking national heritage sites such as; two sunken lakes (Lake Chilengwa, Lake Kashiba), The Mukuyu Slave Tree, Chichele Mofu Tree, Kansenji and Polish War Gaves, Dag Hammarskjold Memorial site, World War Memorial Monument Cynotaph, and other recreational facilities like the Masala Cultural Village and The Boating and Sailing Club. The City is yet to be fully exhausted as tremendous opportunities lie in this lucrative business and thus the City of Ndola offers organizations the opportunity to partner with us.
Dag Hammarskjold Memorial Site
The Dag Hammarskjold Memorial Site is located 13km west of the City of Ndola. This site is the area where the United Nations Secretary General and 15 others died in a plane crash on 18 September 1961. In 1970, the government of the Republic of Zambia declared the crash site a historic landmark and national monument. In August 1999, the United Nations Country team conceptualized the Dag Hammarskjold Living Memorial Initiative and in November, 1999 the site was designated as a Global Peace Park by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), making it the first in Africa and the eleventh in the world to be accorded this status.
Polish World War II Memorial Site
The mass killings of the Second World War, 1939-1945 triggered the exodus of many Polish people that included mainly Jews. Zambia under British control then became a host to many of these refugees. Three camps were set up. One was in Mbala (Abercorn that time) the other was in Livingstone and the other in Ndola. The place in Bwana Mkubwa, Ndola was host to a Polish refugee camp for 18,000 people and was their home for almost five years and was closed in 1948 long after the war had ended in Europe. A monument to mark their presence still lies at the campsite.
Kansenji War Graves
This cemetery contains 23 War Dead concentrated from Abercorn European Cemetery and 2 concentrated from Livingstone Cemetery. It also contains a special memorial to 1 casualty known to be buried in Chikuula Military Grave and special memorials to 2 casualties formerly commemorated on the Ikawa (or Old Fife) Memorial, whose graves are not known. They are also burials of the 1939-1945 war and 1 Belgian burial.
Mukuyu Slave Tree
Located at the junction of Livingstone and Makoli Avenue, the Mukuyu Slave Tree was the venue at which Arab slave traders held slave markets in the nineteenth century. The trails used by the slave traders and the slaves are still visible and some are used as pathways by the local community.
Lake Chilengwa is a sunken lake with steeply sloping sides and a depth of about thirty-four meters. It was formed by the collapse of rock into an underlying limestone cavern and has local cultural significance. A key characteristic of this lake is its ability to change its water color. Early in the morning the water is green with mist above it and during the evening it becomes clear. Folktales tell of a presence of a mythical creature that has the capacity to bring either good or bad luck depending on the state of the spirit of someone seeing it.
World War Memorial Monument Cynotaph
The Monumental Cynotaph in honour of World War I and II heroes is located across Independence Avenue from Ndola City Council.