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Book your next flight to Chipata via Air Africa and take advantage of the cheapest flight deals letting you experience the best of Zambia. This is a great city place discover on foot, so when your flights to Chipata arrive here, make sure you take in everything the city has on offer.

Getting To and Around Chipata

The close proximity of the city makes it easily accessible from Malawi as well. Travellers can land in Lusaka and take a 7-8 hour ride on a luxury bus to reach Chipata. The Chipata city itself is an extensive one but the town is small enough for travellers to reach any destination on foot. Taxis are also available for those who prefer it.

Discover Chipata

Chipata was formerly known as Fort Jameson and was the capital of North-Eastern Rhodesia up until 1911, when Northern Rhodesia which was later to become Zambia was established. The city is now the capital of Zambia's Eastern Province and quite a busy town.

Things to Do in Chipata

For the travelller Chipata provides the ideal perspective of life in Zambia set in a typical Zambian town. The major landmark in the city is the beautiful Central Mosque. A must-visit is the Kanjala Hill located on the northeast corner of town offering great views of Chipata as well as good hiking opportunities. If you are looking for a real African market experience, then make a beeline towards the Kapata Market; busy, noisy and crowded. If shopping in a supermarket is more your style, the Great East Mall will satisfy that need as well. The town centre also features a golf course if you fancy a few rounds.
Chipata also hosts two major festivals every year. The Ncwala (pronounced n-CHWA-la) festival held at the Mutenguleni village is an Ngoni festival celebrating the first fruit of the season. Held during the last week of February, a highlight of the festival is when the Ngoni chief ceremonially tastes the fruit of the land and then drinks the blood of a bull he just speared! The Kulamba Festival at the Undi Village is a thanksgiving festival which attracts dancers from Zambia as well as nearby Malawi and Mozambique.

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Start planning your next trip to Chipata now. Book cheap flights to Chipata on Air Africa and have a totally unforgettable trip. Unravel some of the regions greatest treasures. Book now, pack your bags and hope on the next flight to Chipata!

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