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From the tranquil shores of Lake Tanganyika to the thundering power of Mosi a Tunya – the Smoke that Thunders – Victoria Falls: Zambia has everything you’d hope to find in Africa in a safe, politically stable country.

This is where we started. Since 1996 we have been a proud corporate member of the Zambian community. Today, we operate two mines in Zambia’s North Western Province – Kansanshi, near the town of Solwezi, and Sentinel, about 150km west from Kansanshi.

Zambia is known for its friendly people, vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse and beautiful wildlife. First Quantum employees who choose to move to Zambia find that this is a place where they can make a real home.

Living and working

Living locally

We offer purpose-built housing options at both Kansanshi and Sentinel to suit employees’ family and work requirements. Our houses are modern and spacious, and supported by shops, markets, medical facilities and schooling options.

There are a range of schooling options at both sites which provide excellent education. Our trust schools use the Cambridge curriculum for learning, and students earn the globally-recognised Cambridge Assessment International Examinations qualifications.

Both sites have medical facilities, including hospital, dental and physiotherapy services.

We have built our housing areas with environmental considerations forefront. Housing areas are surrounded by protected trees and landscaped garden areas. Kansanshi and Sentinel have wildlife conservation areas within their concession fences where we protect a number of mammal species in blocks of pristine habitat.

Living away

For employees on rotation, on-site accommodation includes comfortable single rooms with recreational facilities including golf, gyms, swimming pools, tennis, squash and shared entertainment spaces.

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Zambia is a large country and safe to drive around – with a 4x4 and a sense of adventure, there is with no limit to the experiences you can have. You can take a classic African walking safari in one of Zambia’s famous National Parks, visit Victoria Falls or go boating on Lake Tanganyika.

Closer to home, our near-site accommodation provides ample social, recreational and sporting opportunities. Our clubhouses are central spots for employees to relax after work or take the family for dinner. Sporting facilities include golf, tennis, squash, swimming pools and gyms. Mountain biking is something of a tradition at both sites, with active clubs and plenty of interesting routes.

You are not restricted to facilities on-site – Solwezi has its own nightlife and restaurants. Lusaka is easily reached by our charter plane service from both Solwezi and Sentinel.

Although tropical, Zambia’s climate is pleasantly cool because of its altitude on the Central African Plateau. From April to September the weather is warm and dry, with cool evenings. From September, the weather starts to heat up, and by December the weather is warm and humid, with frequent rain showers and thunderstorms.

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