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Address: Burma Road | Chilenje township, Lusaka 10100, Zambia

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 short time spent here. and maybe they should open a souvenir shop....other than that, its... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 public transport. The house was used in colonial days for housing Dr. Kenneth Kaunda (the... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a historic community that should be honored.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 get from a book

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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1 of 5 bubbles 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

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Chilenje House is one of only a couple of museums in Lusaka and so if you are interested in the history of Zambia and would like to see where President Kaunda lived, you should make the effort. There isn't much to see: a land rover used during independence campaigns, house no. 394... Ummm... a small display of photos. The guide... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

It would do with a bit more TLC. It is very basic with little to invite attention. Wish the authorities could try and invest more in it as it has very interesting an d rich history. Unfortunately it is neglected.

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