30 days in Zambia Itinerary

30 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia itinerary planner

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Kafue National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sioma
— 1 night
Drive
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Senanga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liuwa Plain National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Ndola, Bus to Mpika
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Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kasama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mbala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lomashi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chingola
— 1 day
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Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly
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Livingstone
— 5 nights
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Kafue National Park

— 1 night
Planning Kafue National Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Kafue National Park is an approximately 41-hour car ride. You will leave for Sioma on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Sioma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Ngonye Falls. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sioma trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kafue National Park to Sioma in 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Senanga.

Things to do in Sioma

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Senanga

— 2 nights
Senanga is a town in the Western Province of Zambia, on the eastern bank of the Zambezi River, at the southern end of its Barotse Floodplain. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the activities along Zambezi River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Senanga route planner.

You can drive from Sioma to Senanga in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.

Things to do in Senanga

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
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Liuwa Plain National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Liuwa Plain National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Mpika.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Mpika

— 2 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Luangwa National Park and Shiwa Ngandu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mpika trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Liuwa Plain National Park to Mpika takes 32.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You will leave for Kasama on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Mpika

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Kasama

— 2 nights
Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Chishimba Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kasama Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Mpika to Kasama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Mbala.

Things to do in Kasama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Mbala

— 2 nights
Mbala is Zambia’s most northerly large town and seat of Mbala District, occupying a strategic location close to the border with Tanzania and controlling the southern approaches to Lake Tanganyika, 40 km by road to the north-west, where the port of Mpulungu is located. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Kalambo Falls and then examine the collection at Moto Moto Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kasama to Mbala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for Lomashi on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Mbala

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Lomashi

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lomashi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mbala to Lomashi takes 5 hours. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Lomashi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
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Chingola

— 1 day
Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chingola holiday website.

Traveling by car from Lomashi to Chingola takes 8 hours. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lusaka.

Things to do in Chingola

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Lusaka

— 6 nights
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and The Henry Tayali Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Kapishya Hot Springs and Southern Africa Freedom Trail. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. The adventure continues: shop like a local with 37D Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lusaka National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Eastpark Mall, and hunt for treasures at Pakati Sunday Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka tour app.

You can fly from Chingola to Lusaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Livingstone

— 5 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Step off the beaten path and head to Helicopter Tours and Mukuni Village. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Angle Zambia. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and explore the galleries of Livingstone Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Livingstone driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lusaka to Livingstone in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.