Kitwe has a small airstrip that is serviced by Air Zambia from Lusaka. Depending on the season sometimes this can be damaged by rain, rendering it inoperable. If this is the case, nearby Ndola is an alternative as they are linked by a well maintained double carriageway and it is under an hour's drive between the two towns.
Kitwe airport closed for maintenance in 2005, and at the present time is unlikely to re-open.
There are a lot of variety of goods that can be bought from Kitwe.Spectacles can be bought from Indafro Ltd.the optique, City square.Cosmetics, gifts, accessories, perfumes,cards etc. can be bought from Fashion Hut, YMCA Building ,Matuka Avenue.There are various supermarkets in Kitwe like Bippos supermarket, Upper, BP supermarket, Quick Shop and Mini Mart.Clothes can be bought from Kamiza Fashion boutique, Toys can be bought from Galleria and Shoprite Checkers.Sports accessories can be bought from Mukape sports shop, Sports pro ltd.Computers and its accessories are sold at AT Computers,Dreamland, CompuZone.Clothes are sold in Pep stores, furnitures are sold in IFI furnitures, shoes are sold in Bata and Tyros.
At the ever excellent “Arabian Nights” frequented by locals and visitors, the menu offers interesting and diverse eating. Try the Nile Perch fillet on a bed of mushroom risotto.
Friendly efficient service with a lovely ambiance throughout the restaurant and outside dining area. Good local beers Mosi, Rhino available with some imported beers and wines on offer.
For Italian food, try "Mona Lisa" at the Parklands Shopping Center. A popular restaurant with efficient service and a wide variety of dishes, "Mona Lisa" is frequented by both locals and visitors, particularly on weekends. For a hassle free evening, it is advisable to go on a weekday, as the area is particularly crowded on weekends.
For Indian food try Dannys restaurant, Hotel Edinburgh and Havmore restaurant.These restaurants are popular for Tandoori chicken, Chicken curry and Naan.These restaurants are cheap and offer buffets on Sundays.
There are plenty supermarkets where you can get drinks like Coca-Cola, Fanta, Juice, Mazoe, sprite etc.Supermarkets like Bippos, BP supermarket, Quick Mart, Upper and Quick Shop offer these drinks.