30 days in Zambia Itinerary

30 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Lusaka
— 5 nights
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Siavonga
— 2 nights
Drive to Lusaka, Fly to Ndola
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Chingola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lomashi
— 1 night
Drive
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Mbala
— 2 nights
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Kasama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sioma
— 1 night
Drive
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Senanga
— 3 nights
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Liuwa Plain National Park
— 2 nights
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Livingstone
— 4 nights
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Lusaka

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and Kapishya Hot Springs. Step out of the city life by going to The Lilayi Elephant Nursery and Munda Wanga Environmental Park. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, hunt for treasures at Pakati Sunday Market, shop like a local with Namwane Art Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Modzi Arts.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lusaka day trip planner.

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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Siavonga

— 2 nights
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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Chingola

— 2 nights
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.

Do a combination of car and flight 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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Lomashi

— 1 night
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 8 hours. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Mbala.

Things to do in Lomashi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
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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. 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
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

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 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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Mpika

— 2 nights
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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Sioma

— 1 night
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 18.5 hours. 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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Senanga

— 3 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. 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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Liuwa Plain National Park

— 2 nights
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
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Livingstone

— 4 nights
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 Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Railway Museum and Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and shop like a local with The National Art Gallery, Livingstone.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Livingstone day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Liuwa Plain National Park to Livingstone takes 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Zambia travel guide

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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.