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What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Most expatriates are from the UK and South Africa and they seem to run AISL. - Nov 16, 2017
It's decent, maybe a few thousand in Lusaka. The Chinese, Indian, and Lebanese communities tend to keep to themselves. Western expats are pretty well mixed; there are somewhat frequent food-focused events around town. Music and dance are very rare (though Zimbabwe has a great annual festival, HIFA). - Jan 4, 2017
I'd say the morale is pretty good and the community is pretty large. Zambia is "Africa light", so there's not much to hate. - Jun 8, 2016
The expatriate community seems fairly large; we have been here for three years and are still amazed at how many people we don't recognize at big expatriate events. Morale greatly depends on your flexibility and how well you can entertain yourself. Some people really like it here (we extended for a fourth year) while others can't stand it! - May 17, 2016
Large expat community with most people probably with NGOs, schools, and other non-governmental agencies. Morale is excellent, especially for those who love their job or love getting out in the bush/travel. But even the people who don't find safaris/travel particularly interesting seem to like Lusaka because it really is easy to live here. - Mar 3, 2015
Fairly large and generally good. - Aug 22, 2014
Quite large (around 100) and morale has been improving since last summer's turn-over when a number of negative Nellies finally left. We had a really good front office that left last summer and many are worried about some of the new changes and perception that have been taking place. The new Ambassador has not arrived so that perception may get wiped when he arrives. - Jan 29, 2014
Pretty large, especially for a capital of this size. One tends to run into acquaintances all over town. - Apr 25, 2013
Large. - Jul 9, 2010
Medium. - Mar 19, 2009
Medium. - Mar 7, 2009
Pretty large. - Oct 5, 2008
Not sure, but it seems pretty big - depending what embassies you include in your world - Aug 23, 2008
A couple hundred Americans in Lusaka between U.S. government, aid organizations, and missionaries. Large number of Europeans engaged in government and aid work. Lots of long-time Indian residents. - May 18, 2008