30 days in Zambia Itinerary

30 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia route builder

Make it your trip
Drive
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Kafue National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sioma
— 1 night
Drive
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Senanga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liuwa Plain National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Ndola, Bus to Mpika
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Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kasama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lomashi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chingola
— 1 night
Fly
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Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly
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Livingstone
— 5 nights
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Kafue National Park

— 2 nights
To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kafue National Park day trip planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Kafue National Park is an approximately 41-hour car ride. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Sioma.

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Parks · Nature
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Sioma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioma trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kafue National Park to Sioma takes 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Senanga.

Things to do in Sioma

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
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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. On the 7th (Fri), explore the activities along Zambezi River.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Senanga holiday builder app.

You can drive from Sioma to Senanga in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Senanga can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Liuwa Plain National Park on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Senanga

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
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Liuwa Plain National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Liuwa Plains.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Liuwa Plain National Park day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Mpika.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Mpika

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

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mpika tour itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Liuwa Plain National Park to Mpika takes 32.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Kasama.

Things to do in Mpika

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

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. On the 14th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Chishimba Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Kasama Cathedral.

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You can drive from Mpika to Kasama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lomashi.

Things to do in Kasama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Lomashi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lomashi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kasama to Lomashi by car takes about 4 hours. You'll set off for Chingola on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Lomashi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
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Chingola

— 1 night
Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). On the 18th (Tue), stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chingola tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Lomashi to Chingola takes 8 hours. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Chingola

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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Lusaka

— 6 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 The Lilayi Elephant Nursery and Lusaka National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kapishya Hot Springs and Pakati Sunday Market. Change things up with a short trip to Munda Wanga Environmental Park in Chilanga (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with 37D Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, appreciate the history behind Freedom Statue, and view the masterpieces at The Henry Tayali Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lusaka trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Chingola to Lusaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Livingstone

— 5 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Angle Zambia. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing, stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The National Art Gallery, Livingstone.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Livingstone trip planner.

Fly from Lusaka to Livingstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Livingstone are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Zambia travel guide

3.9
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.