31 days in Zambia Itinerary

31 days in Zambia Itinerary

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31 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Dakar
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Livingstone
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Western Province
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
South Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Mpika
— 4 nights
bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Chingola
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Ndola
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Dakar

4
nights
Livingstone

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip itinerary planner .

Dakar, Senegal to Livingstone is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dakar to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dakar in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Western Province.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Western Province

Western Province ©
Western Province, encompasses the area formerly known as Barotseland in the colonial era.GeographyThe geography of the province is dominated by the Barotse Floodplain of the Zambezi river, extending from the confluence of the Zambezi with the Lungwebungu and Kabompo Rivers at the northern border of the province, to a point below Senanga and above the Ngonye Falls in the south. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Sioma Ngwezi National Park. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River and take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls.

Make your Western Province itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Livingstone to Western Province takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Western Province

Parks Nature
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River
Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls
Sioma Ngwezi National Park ©
Sioma Ngwezi National Park

6
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.
Lusaka is known for parks, shopping, nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve, head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall, and see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lusaka travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Western Province to Lusaka takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©

4
nights
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
Change things up with a short trip to Kundalila Falls in Serenje (about 1h 55 min away).

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our South Luangwa National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You will leave for Mpika on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kundalila Falls
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles
Kundalila Falls ©
Kundalila Falls

4
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Mpika is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Luangwa National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands, and explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mpika trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika takes 7 hours. You'll set off for Chingola on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Mpika

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Luangwa National Park ©
South Luangwa National Park
Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands
Shiwa Ngandu
Shiwa Ngandu

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chingola travel planner.

Getting from Mpika to Chingola by bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toNdola.

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

4
nights
Ndola

Ndola ©
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.
Ndola is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and pause for some photo ops at Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ndola trip site .

You can drive from Chingola to Ndola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ndola

Museums
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Copperbelt Museum ©
Copperbelt Museum
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial ©
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial