Nsanshi Art - Solwezi A women-run jewellery workshop in the Zambian mining town of Solwezi, adding value to local minerals, providing employment and raising funds for vulnerable women and girls in the community. Supported by First Quantum Minerals and its Kansanshi Foundation.At Kansanshi Hill 2,000 years ago, women worked an empowering craft. They mined and smelted copper, crafted it into jewelry and Katanga Crosses, also known as Nsanshi, and traded it with travellers. Nsanshi Art sits at the junction where history, economics, and social welfare collide.
Nsanshi Art will welcome tourists and can give a talk about the 2000 year history of Kansanshi and how before money you could use a Nsanshi to buy yourself out of slavery.
BEHIND HORIZONS - Kimber Chibolya has written a book about the history of NWP +260 96 6440633
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Kifubwa Stream Rock Shelter - Solwezi Rare pigmented engravings cover the walls of this Stone Age shelter. A hidden prehistoric secret. Etched into a rock shelter, are the marks of the people who called this land home thousands of years ago. The most stunning feature of the rock shelters is a series of engravings underneath a series of rock overhangs.These engravings consist almost entirely of geometric line markings and “U” motifs. They were made using the “incision technique,” where the stone of the rock shelter was repeatedly rubbed or chipped away using harder stones. Unusual for Zambia, these engravings were combined with painting, as red pigment was used to color in the engravings. The Kifubwa Stream Rock Shelters were first discovered by Western scholars in 1928. Excavations of the floor of the rock shelters revealed evidence of Late Stone Age hunter-gather occupation, carbon dated to between 6,000 and 6,500 years ago. A the time, it was the first site to show a clear connection between local rock engravings and Late Stone Age communities. The site is located approximately 3.7 miles (six kilometers) from the center of town, down a well-marked dirt road. It's open during daylight hours throughout the year, and a gatekeeper will collect the entry fee. The site is easily accessible by taxi or private car.
Mutanda Falls Approx 30km from Solwezi town. The Mutanda river which gives the falls their name is perfect for kayaking, swimming and fishing which can be arranged by the nearby Georgie’s Pub and Grill. While in North Western Province, be sure to visit Nyambwezi Falls, a 65 feet (20 metre)-high waterfall approximately 203 km from the Solwezi -Mwinilunga road. Camping available. The falls seem to have once been a prehistoric settlement during the Stone Age, as there is a cave with engravings.
Mutanda Farm Camp
16km off the Mwinilunga road (Lumwana West) you will find Nyambwezu rock shelter and Waterfalls
Kabompo River View (Basic camp) Chalets Safari camp· Kabompo River Lodge and Campsite has seven and self-contained chalets with verandas that overlook the Kabompo River and the West Lunga National Park which is across the river. A maximum of fourteen guests can be accommodated at any one time. Cold and hot water is available at all times and the chalets are generator powered from 18:00 to 22:00 hours every day.
Wina Wa Nzambi - Mwinilunga Accommodation • Main house 2 large en-suite bedrooms and shared central kitchen /dining / living room and sunset deck. Each room has a kingsize double, plus extra single bed/ bunkbed • 2 x large en-suite chalets with decks and outside kitchen. Each has a double and single bed • Unlimited camping with hot water and flush toilets and outdoor kitchen and double sink • The whole site can be booked for special functions / large groups by prior arrangement Activities: • Base to visit the source of the Zambezi River https://maps.app.goo.gl/8rWHa • Canoe / fish on West Lunga River | Fish in the Wina pool • Wildlife walks | Bird walks • Trail running and mountain bike trails • Orchid hunting | Honey harvest \ Pick your own Pineapple • Pangolin experience | Village life experience
Kalwelwa Camp - Birders delight and source of the Zambezi Kalwelwa in Mwinilunga has only been known to ornithologists since 2015 but is already one of Zambia's prime birding destinations. This depression system combines one of Zambia's largest wet evergreen forests with endless Kalahari sands grasslands and marshes, Marquesia dry evergeen forest and miombo woodlands. Most of Mwinilunga's specials have healthy populations here, including the sought-after Grimwood's Longclaw. Kalwelwa Bushcamp consists of 5 en-suite tented units. It is situated within Chief Kanyama's private wildlife area. Many of the bird specials occur around camp while the main plains complex is a few minutes driving from camp.
Mwinilunga town, Chitunta Plain and the Source of the Zambezi are just over an hour's drive from here. Prior booking is essential. The camp is open from 1 June to 30 November. Source of the Zambezi - Mwinilunga A small spring in a lush forest is the source of the Zambezi.It’s the fourth longest river in Africa, and starts its 2,700km journey to the Indian Ocean from a small spring in this Northwestern corner of Zambia. The Source of the Zambezi is located in a small protected forest surrounded by rich Miombo woodland and a strip of Mushitu forest. The area is rich in biodiversity, with nearly 200 bird species and mammals including the Tree Pangolin, Long Footed Rat, Red-Tailed Monkey, and African Palm Civet. Elevated wooden walkways lead to the source and follow the path of the river down the valley for some distance. The source itself is a small spring that bubbles beneath the bottom of a fallen tree. The visitor center explains the importance of the Zambezi River and provides information on the forest environment. The site also includes a monument to mark the Independence of Zambia, unveiled on 24th October 1964. Located approximately 54km from Mwinilunga along a dirt road. There is a sign to mark the turnoff to the source along the Mwinilunga-Ikilenge road. Camping is available at the site.