Mazabuka is a town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying south west of Lusaka, on the Lusaka-Livingstone Road and the railway to Livingstone. The town lies on the south east edge of the Kafue Flats wetland.
The town has grown around sugar cane plantations, and currently Zambia Sugar (Nakambala Estate run by Illovo Sugar) is Zambia's leading sugar producer. It lies near the Mwanachingwala Conservation Area. Its population in 2000 was estimated at 35,000.
Features of Mazabuka
- Musikili Primary School is a private boarding school for children between 5 and 13 years old.
- Luyobolola Community School is a free primary school of Assumption Parish (see external links below).
- Mazabuka is the site of a large and important long-term test of preventive measures in the war against AIDS.
- City Population website accessed 16 April 2007.
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