30 days in Zambia Itinerary

30 days in Zambia Itinerary

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30 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Kafue National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Sioma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Senanga
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
5
Mpika
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Kasama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Mbala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Lomashi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Chingola
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
10
Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Livingstone
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Cape Town

1
night
Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kafue National Park day trip site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Kafue National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll set off for Sioma on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Nature Parks
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1
night
Sioma

Sioma
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sioma trip planner.

You can drive from Kafue National Park to Sioma in 9.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Senanga.

Things to do in Sioma

Nature Parks
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Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls
Sioma Ngwezi National Park ©
Sioma Ngwezi National Park

2
nights
Senanga

Senanga ©
On the 6th (Thu), explore the activities along Zambezi River.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Senanga trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sioma to Senanga. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Liuwa Plain National Park on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Senanga

Nature Parks
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River

2
nights
Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa Plain National Park
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Liuwa Plain National Park trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. You'll set off for Mpika on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Nature Parks
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2
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Step off the beaten path and head to South Luangwa National Park and Shiwa Ngandu.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Liuwa Plain National Park to Mpika. You'll set off for Kasama on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Mpika

Parks Nature Wildlife
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South Luangwa National Park ©
South Luangwa National Park
Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands
Shiwa Ngandu
Shiwa Ngandu

2
nights
Kasama

Kasama ©
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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasama Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kasama travel route website .

Getting from Mpika to Kasama by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mbala.

Things to do in Kasama

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Chishimba Falls ©
Chishimba Falls
Kasama Cathedral ©
Kasama Cathedral

2
nights
Mbala

Mbala ©
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.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mbala trip planner .

Getting from Kasama to Mbala by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toLomashi.

Things to do in Mbala

Nature Parks Museums
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Kalambo Falls ©
Kalambo Falls
Moto Moto Museum ©
Moto Moto Museum

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nights
Lomashi

Lomashi ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lomashi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mbala to Lomashi in 4.5 hours. On the 18th (Tue), you're off toChingola.

Things to do in Lomashi

Nature Parks
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Lumangwe Falls ©
Lumangwe Falls

1
day
Chingola

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

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Traveling by car from Lomashi to Chingola takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Chingola

Wildlife Parks
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

6
nights
Lusaka

Lusaka ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and Pakati Sunday Market. Get a sense of the local culture at 37D Gallery and Modzi Arts. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs, contemplate the long history of Chilenje House, look for gifts at Jackal & Hide, and browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka online trip maker .

Getting from Chingola to Lusaka by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
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Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka
Lusaka National Park ©
Lusaka National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park

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nights
Livingstone

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Get in touch with nature at Helicopter Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step off the beaten path and head to Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery and The National Art Gallery, Livingstone. On the 29th (Sat), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gorge Swing, get outside with Angle Zambia, see the interesting displays at Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip website .

You can fly from Lusaka to Livingstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Safaris
Helicopter Tours
Angle Zambia ©
Angle Zambia