30 days in Zambia Itinerary

30 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia trip itinerary maker

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Livingstone
— 4 nights
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Liuwa Plain National Park
— 2 nights
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Senanga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sioma
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Mpika
— 3 nights
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Chingola
— 3 nights
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Lusaka
— 9 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.
Get in touch with nature at Victoria Falls and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing, and see the interesting displays at Railway Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Livingstone travel planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Livingstone is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Cape Town in June, things will get a bit warmer in Livingstone: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Liuwa Plain National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

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Liuwa Plain National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Liuwa Plain National Park day trip planning site.

You can fly from Livingstone to Liuwa Plain National Park in 4 hours. You will leave for Senanga on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Zambezi River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Senanga online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Liuwa Plain National Park to Senanga. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Sioma on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Senanga

Parks · Nature
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Sioma

— 3 nights
Visiting Ngonye Falls and Sioma Ngwezi National Park will get you outdoors.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sioma trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Senanga to Sioma takes 2 hours. You will leave for Mpika on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Sioma

Parks · Nature
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Mpika

— 3 nights
Take a break from the city and head to South Luangwa National Park and Bangweulu Wetlands.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mpika trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sioma to Mpika by car takes about 18.5 hours. You'll set off for Chingola on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Mpika

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Chingola

— 3 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.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chingola tour website.

You can take a bus from Mpika to Chingola in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Lusaka on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Chingola

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Lusaka

— 9 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 outdoors at Chaminuka Game Reserve and The Lilayi Elephant Nursery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lusaka: Kapishya Hot Springs (in North Luangwa National Park) and Munda Wanga Environmental Park (in Chilanga). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with 37D Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalimba Reptile Park, hunt for treasures at Sunday Crafts Market, and examine the collection at Zambia National Museum.

Plan my day in Lusaka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Chingola to Lusaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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 Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 30:

Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
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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.