31 days in Zambia Itinerary

31 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Livingstone
— 4 nights
2
Western Province
— 3 nights
3
Lusaka
— 6 nights
4
South Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
5
Mpika
— 4 nights
6
Chingola
— 2 nights
7
Ndola
— 4 nights

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Livingstone trip maker website.

Dakar, Senegal to Livingstone is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Dakar, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Livingstone, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Western Province.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums Outdoors Tours

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. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River and take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Western Province trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Livingstone to Western Province in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Western Province

Nature Parks
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River
Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls

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.
Take a break from Lusaka with a short trip to Kapishya Hot Springs in North Luangwa National Park, about 11 hours away. There's much more to do: stroll through Chaminuka Game Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, look for gifts at Kabwata Cultural Village, and browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka journey planner.

Getting from Western Province to Lusaka by combination of taxi and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: 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 ©
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka

4
nights
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
Take a break from South Luangwa National Park with a short trip to Kundalila Falls in Serenje, about 8h 15 min away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our South Luangwa National Park tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Mpika.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping Nature Parks

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: stroll around South Luangwa National Park, explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mpika trip planner.

You can take a bus from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Chingola on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Mpika

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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: stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chingola day trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Mpika to Chingola takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Ndola.

Things to do in Chingola

Wildlife Parks
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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: see the interesting displays at Copperbelt Museum and appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

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

You can drive from Chingola to Ndola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a 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

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