31 days in Zambia Itinerary

31 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Livingstone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Western Province
— 3 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Lusaka
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Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly
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South Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
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Mpika
— 4 nights
Bus
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Chingola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ndola
— 4 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 is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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 24°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Western Province.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Western Province

— 3 nights
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 drive from Livingstone to Western Province in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Western Province

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

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.
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 27th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's much more to do: head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, examine the collection at Zambia National Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Arcades Shopping Mall, and stop by Kabwata Cultural Village.

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 car and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 2:

South Luangwa National Park

— 4 nights
Take a break from South Luangwa National Park with a short trip to Kundalila Falls in Serenje, about 7h 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. Other options are to drive; or 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

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Mpika

— 4 nights
Mpika is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Luangwa National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands, and explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu.

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. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Chingola on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Mpika

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

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 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
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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Ndola

— 4 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.
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
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

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.