30 days in Zambia Itinerary

30 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Fly
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Livingstone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Choma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sioma
— 1 night
Drive
4
Senanga
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Mansa, Drive to Mbala
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Mbala
— 1 night
Drive
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Mpika
— 2 nights
Bus
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Chingola
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ndola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lusaka
— 7 nights
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Livingstone

— 4 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone Museum and Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Victoria Falls and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Railway Museum, shop like a local with Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, take a tour by water with Angle Zambia, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Before you visit Livingstone, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cape Town, South Africa to Livingstone is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In June, Livingstone is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Choma.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Choma

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at The Choma Museum and Crafts Centre.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Choma tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Livingstone to Choma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Sioma.

Things to do in Choma

Childrens Museums · Museums
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Sioma

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Ngonye Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sioma online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Choma to Sioma takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Senanga.

Things to do in Sioma

Parks · Nature
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Zambezi River.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Senanga vacation app.

Drive from Sioma to Senanga in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Liuwa Plain National Park.

Things to do in Senanga

Parks · Nature
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Liuwa Plain National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Liuwa Plains.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Liuwa Plain National Park trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Mbala.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Parks · Nature
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Mbala

— 1 night
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 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Kalambo Falls and then see the interesting displays at Moto Moto Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mbala trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Liuwa Plain National Park to Mbala in 37.5 hours. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Mpika.

Things to do in Mbala

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Mpika

— 2 nights
Visiting South Luangwa National Park and Bangweulu Wetlands will get you outdoors.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mpika road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mbala to Mpika takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll set off for Chingola on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Mpika

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chingola trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Mpika to Chingola takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Ndola on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Chingola

Parks · Wildlife
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Ndola

— 2 nights
Observe the bustling industrial center of Ndola, capital of Zambia's copper-mining region, and see numerous facilities that contribute to the economy of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and then appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ndola trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Chingola to Ndola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Ndola

Museums
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Lusaka

— 7 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.
Visiting Chaminuka Game Reserve and Kalimba Reptile Park will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and Namwane Art Gallery. When in Lusaka, make a side trip to see Kapishya Hot Springs in North Luangwa National Park, approximately North Luangwa National Park away. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, stroll through Southern Africa Freedom Trail, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Crafts Market, and get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip planner.

Getting from Ndola to Lusaka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 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.