Getting around Lusaka is not easy. While the city centre is relatively small, walking is not always a pleasant experience because of the climate and the hawkers along the sides of the roads. Public transport in Lusaka consists of minibuses which run frequently along main transport routes, and there are also various buses that help people get around the city; however, buses and minibuses can get crowded and are therefore not always a comfortable way to travel. Travellers over the age of 23, with an international driving licence, can hire a car in Lusaka and there are plenty of reputable car hire companies located in the city and at the airport; however, driving in Lusaka is not an easy task because traffic is often gridlocked and it can be difficult to find parking. While signage is usually quite clear, the condition of the roads is not always good. Hiring a car with a driver is a popular option.
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