Kabulonga at a glance
If you're after a comfortable lifestyle, Kabulonga ticks all the boxes. Located just 15 km southeast of Lusaka's CBD, this leafy suburb is well known for its upmarket appeal. The area boasts spacious homes with lush gardens and access to top schools, shopping centres, restaurants, hospitals, and public transport.
Kabulonga offers a range of properties from free-standing houses to apartments in secure complexes. With a large shopping centre and a number of prestigious office blocks, the area is ideal for living and working close to home. A favourite with senior government officials, business executives, and expatriates, Kabulonga invites you to live your best life.
History of the area
A popular tale explains the meaning behind Kabulonga's name. It is believed there lived a man named Buloongo with his wife who was known as MukaBuloongo or Buloongo's wife. The British settlers had difficulty in pronouncing her name and referred to her as Kabulonga, a name that remains in use.
Today, the suburb of Kabulonga is synonymous with exclusivity and progress. The area is home to some of Lusaka's most prestigious businesses. In 2019, the Shoprite Group opened a world-class store in the area, offering patrons an unrivalled retail experience. Roads in the area have also been revamped as part of the Lusaka Decongestion Project.
As part of Lusaka, Kabulonga has a humid, subtropical climate. The area is a mecca if you love sunny weather and spending time in nature. In summer, temperatures rise into the high 20s or early 30s, creating the perfect conditions for picnics and poolside fun. In winter, the temperatures cool down to the low to mid-20s.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
Kabulonga is about 21 km away from the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, taking you just over 31 minutes to reach your destination. The suburb lies just 6,6 km from Lusaka's CBD - a roughly 14 minute-drive will give you access to everything the big city has to offer.
Schools in the area
Kabulonga is approximately 8 km from the American International School of Lusaka, Casa dei Bambini and, on the other side, approximately 8 km from the British International Primary School, and the Lusaka International Community School (LICS). Children can also attend Baobab College, with school buses available from the Village in Leopards Hill and Crossroads in Kabulonga.
Other schools include Woodford School Lusaka, Tiny Toes Early Learning Centre, Leopard Cubs Pre-School, and Kids Paradise Nursery School Day Care.
Kabulonga offers a fantastic shopping experience whether you're after daily essentials or some retail therapy. Manda Hill is the main shopping centre followed by EastPark Mall, Arcades Shopping Mall, Novare Pinnacle Mall, Centro Kabulonga, Waterfalls Mall, and Garden City Mall.
The closest medical attention is available at these hospitals in Zambia: the Victoria Hospital in Kalundu, Medland Hospital, Coptic Hospital, Fairview Hospital and cfb Medical Centre.
Kabulonga's culinary scene caters to all tastes. For fast food, you can visit the local Fishaways, KFC, Nando's, or Pizza Hut. For a sit-down meal with great ambience, look to Turn 'n Tender Steakhouse, the popular Roan and Sable Café and Grill, or Mezza Lebanese Cuisine.
Because Kabulonga is a well-established area, you won't have an issue finding things to do after work and over the weekend.
Dutch Reformed Church of Zambia: With its manicured gardens and stately structure, this church makes for a beautiful visit. It also holds a craft market on its grounds every last Saturday of the month.
Why buy in Kabulonga?
With its beautiful properties, prime location, and stellar amenities, Kabulonga is a sought-after suburb in Kabulonga. Its aspirational status remains popular with buyers and renters alike, making it a wise investment for homeowners or buy-to-let investors. As new businesses move into the area and upgrades continue, Kabulonga will see its property values remain high.
Call Kabulonga your home with Homenet Zambia
Kabulonga, with its leafy green streets, spacious homes, and amenity-rich surroundings, is the perfect place to put down roots. Homenet Zambia has a number of properties for sale and to let in the area. Contact us today for assistance.