Under the leadership of the Association of Friends of the Lubumbashi Zoo (AZLU), chaired by Mrs. Lydia Forrest, Lubumbashi’s zoo offers you great alternative for family outings and school field trips.
Discover more than 60 different species of animals: lions, tigers, zebras, chimpanzees, impalas, reptiles and tropical birds, in a superb park of 30 hectares of greenery where are thriving several varieties of trees and plants. During a two-hour walk along paved and marked paths, you will have the opportunity to observe the animals, right there in front of you, moving gracefully, climbing with ease and revealing the beautiful colors of their feathers. Considered today as one of the most beautiful zoos in Africa, this idyllic setting of leisure, relaxation and education will enable you to discover the lifestyles of animals and their relationship to the environment. On a more serious note, you will also learn more about the species’ status and the threat they are currently facing.
The Veterinary Centre of Lubumbashi’s Zoo
The Veterinary Centre of Lubumbashi’s Zoo is dedicated to the health of animals in the Zoo, but also takes care of the health of domestic animals. It offers various care services, such as routine care and vaccination of animals. Radiology, ultrasound, surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, dentistry, internal medicine and laboratory services. This veterinary centre is equipped with modern and sophisticated equipment that has nothing to envy to the veterinary clinics of Europe or elsewhere in the world. The Veterinary Centre of the Lubumbashi Zoo also offers home counselling services and an animal ambulance. If your pet needs hospitalization or clinical care, we will take care of its transfer to the clinic.
This centre is run by Dr. Jean-Claude BINEMO. The latter, thanks to AZLU, benefited from numerous training courses in Belgium and South Africa (Johannesburg and Pretoria). He also spent ten days at the animal park of PAIRI DAIZA (Belgium) in the company of the veterinarians of this site.Dog Grooming Parlour
The AZLU also offers a dog grooming salon in the Zoological Garden of Lubumbashi. Take your faithful companion for a unique pampering experience to the grooming salon of Lubumbashi’s Zoo. Small or large, short or long hair, your dog will be pampered. Washing, cutting, trimming… All these gestures are made with a strong sense of aesthetics at Lubumbashi’s Zoo Grooming Parlour. The salon also offers accessories for animals such as necklaces, leashes, baskets, cushions, toiletries (shampoo, perfume, antiparasitic products) and grooming accessories (comb, brush, nail clippers). The boarding school for dogs welcomes your loyal friend when you go on vacation. The grooming salon is open from Tuesday to Saturday, for any additional information contact…
Lubumbashi’s Termites Museum
Thanks to Mr George Arthur FORREST’s sponsorship and the collaboration of Professor Basile MUJINYA BAZIRAKE from the University of Lubumbashi, the AZLU has created a museum dedicated to termites at the zoo. This museum aims to make the universe of these fascinating little creatures known and to raise public awareness of the need to safeguard the Miombo’s ecosystems with their unique landscape heritage such as termite mounds. It is open to the public. Its collections comprise termites, biogenic structures (termites, nests, galleries and termite chambers etc.) built by several species of termites, termitophilous fauna and flora species, posters, etc. Visit the “Musée des Termites” every day of the week from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
The Zoo’s Restaurant
The “Restaurant du Zoo” (entrance by the Zoo’s car park), offers a unique culinary experience of fine Italian cuisine, offering a varied menu with delicious specialties. On beautiful days, the restaurant offers a sunny terrace of 150 places facing the Zoo’s heavenly landscape or alternatively, guests can enjoy flavoursome meals, comfortably seated in an air-conditioned and beautifully decorated room. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, the restaurant is open every day of the week from 8 am to 9.30 pm for you to enjoy meals, drinks or watch sport events on TV… in a convivial atmosphere!
Small Catering Operator in the Zoo of Lubumbashi
In the heart of this magnificent park, in a bucolic atmosphere, the restaurant La Paillotte du Zoo welcomes you every day of the week until 18:30.