Lukulu is the main town in the district, hence it has a collection of government offices and local council offices in the boma (the central area; see map). There is also a district hospital, which includes two doctors from the Netherlands (as do many such hospitals in the western province, which is being helped by a Dutch aid programme). However, medical facilities and supplies here are very limited.
Lukulu is a typical rural town. It has a ZESCO plant (Zambia's electricity supply company), and hence has erratic supplies of electricity. It also has a public water pumping and distribution system, which means running water some of the time. It's also sufficiently rural to make visitors – especially ones with fair skins – something of a novelty.