30 days in Zambia Itinerary

30 days in Zambia Itinerary

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

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and The Lilayi Elephant Nursery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jame Mosque and Chilenje House. Step out of Lusaka to go to North Luangwa National Park and see Kapishya Hot Springs, which is approximately 11 hours away. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at 37D Gallery, explore the striking landscape of Lusaka National Park, admire the masterpieces at Modzi Arts, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip itinerary maker site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Lusaka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siavonga.

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
Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

2
nights
Siavonga

Siavonga ©
Siavonga is a town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying on the north shore of Lake Kariba. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the engineering at Kariba Dam.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Siavonga itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lusaka to Siavonga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Siavonga

Parks
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Kariba Dam ©
Kariba Dam

2
nights
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). Chingola is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chingola online route planner.

Fly from Siavonga to Chingola in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for Lomashi on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

1
night
Lomashi

Lomashi ©
On the 12th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Lumangwe Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lomashi trip planner.

Getting from Chingola to Lomashi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Mbala.

Things to do in Lomashi

Parks Nature
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Lumangwe Falls ©
Lumangwe Falls

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. On the 14th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Kalambo Falls and then examine the collection at Moto Moto Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mbala online journey builder.

Drive from Lomashi to Mbala in 4.5 hours. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Kasama.

Things to do in Mbala

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

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 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Chishimba Falls. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasama Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kasama trip maker site.

You can drive from Mbala to Kasama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Mpika.

Things to do in Kasama

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

2
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands and then walk around South Luangwa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mpika trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kasama to Mpika takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Sioma.

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

1
night
Sioma

Sioma
On the 20th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Ngonye Falls. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioma day trip tool.

Drive from Mpika to Sioma in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Senanga.

Things to do in Sioma

Parks Nature
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Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls

3
nights
Senanga

Senanga ©
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. Senanga is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Zambezi River.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Senanga road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sioma to Senanga. In June, daytime highs in Senanga are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Liuwa Plain National Park on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Senanga

Parks Nature
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River

2
nights
Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa Plain National Park
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Liuwa Plain National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park with the Route module. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Livingstone.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Parks Nature
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4
nights
Livingstone

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helicopter Tours and Safaris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery and Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and view the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Livingstone online travel planner.

Fly from Liuwa Plain National Park to Livingstone in 4.5 hours. In June in Livingstone, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Helicopter Tours
Safaris
Angle Zambia ©
Angle Zambia