We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chilenje House

Burma Road | Chilenje township, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Review Highlights

This is the house where Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first elected president lived before his election... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
New York City, New York
Fascinating for anyone interested in Zambia's political history

When we arrived and saw the small site, we thought we'd only be staying 15 minutes or so. Instead... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Read all 15 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good0%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“dr” (2 reviews)
“campaign” (2 reviews)
“independence” (7 reviews)
Burma Road | Chilenje township, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Write a Review
Reviews (15)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is the house where Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first elected president lived before his election. It's a total rip-off ($15 per person) to see absolutely nothing. An empty house with a closet, a couple of armchairs and a bed. His old Land Rover Defender is...More

Thank Replicant_Roy
Reviewed 15 May 2017

When we arrived and saw the small site, we thought we'd only be staying 15 minutes or so. Instead, we were treated to a terrific guided tour (which seems to come with admission, at least if you pay the foreigner rate) from which we learned...More

Thank Socsci
Reviewed 10 March 2017

While my group wanted very much to learn more Zambian history and culture, the price for visiting this small site put us off. 15 USD is a ridiculously high price (the price for locals is around 1USD) and is prohibitive for non-locals. If they really...More

Thank ViennaTT
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is the story of the Zambian independance struggle. The first President led the movement from here.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 16 March 2016

our trip here was very interesting historically speaking. you can almost re-live what it was like to stay there all those decades ago. the resident guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. only snag was the fairly steep entry fee for non zambians, considering its a...More

Thank nathan c
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The Chilenje House commonly known as KK House is a historic monument of the First President and Founding Father of the Republic Zambia located in Chilenje Township off Burma Road. It is approximately 7km from town centre and can be accessed using both private and...More

Thank JustineTamba
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Chilenje House 394 is not only where our dear KK lived and helped fight out the independence struggle, it is a wonderful symbol of the Zambian independence movement. Worth a drive by and even better, a visit to the museum. Chile me itself is also...More

1  Thank worktotravel14
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Experiencing history with a wonderful guide. I was given a free visit when I told the guide that I had worked in Zambia in the early days of Independence. The guide was just absolutely so full of interesting anecdotes and history that you would not...More

Thank hengoed
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Visited Chilenje House on my Lusaka city tour which was rather enjoyable. The House is well preserved and gives insight into a very well respected ex President who influences lives in Zambia to this day.

Thank Cruzlee
Reviewed 14 August 2014

this national monument has been allowed to fall apart, it's so obscure that even local residents have trouble describing what it is, or why it's important

1  Thank MKLusaka2014
Nearby Restaurants
Marlin Restaurant
442 reviews
2.15 km away
Latitude 15 Degrees
182 reviews
3.84 km away
Bombay Lounge
132 reviews
3.33 km away
Casa Portico
51 reviews
1.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Arcades Shopping Mall
67 reviews
4.72 km away
Sunday Crafts Market
48 reviews
4.92 km away
Eastpark Mall
33 reviews
5.44 km away
Zambia National Museum
78 reviews
2.89 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Chilenje House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines