57 days in Zambia Itinerary

57 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia route planner

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Lusaka
— 8 nights
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Ndola
— 5 nights
Fly
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South Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
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Eastern Province
— 5 nights
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North Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
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Mpika
— 5 nights
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Lomashi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liuwa Plain National Park
— 4 nights
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Senanga
— 4 nights
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Sioma
— 5 nights
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Livingstone
— 7 nights
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Lusaka

— 8 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.
Take a break from Lusaka with a short trip to Munda Wanga Environmental Park in Chilanga, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's much more to do: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall, get a taste of the local shopping with Manda Hill, and trek along Southern Africa Freedom Trail.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lusaka tour site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lusaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Lusaka is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Ndola.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 30:

Ndola

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Ndola to Mpongwe to see Lake Kashiba about 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

You can plan Ndola trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Lusaka to Ndola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for South Luangwa National Park on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Ndola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:

South Luangwa National Park

— 4 nights
South Luangwa National Park is known for shopping and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at the Bush-Spa and get a taste of the local shopping with Mulberry Mongoose.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the South Luangwa National Park trip tool.

You can fly from Ndola to South Luangwa National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will leave for Eastern Province on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:

Eastern Province

— 5 nights
Eastern Province is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Luangwa River.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Eastern Province planning site.

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Eastern Province takes 4.5 hours. You'll set off for North Luangwa National Park on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Eastern Province

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:
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North Luangwa National Park

— 4 nights
North Luangwa National Park is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our North Luangwa National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Eastern Province to North Luangwa National Park by car takes about 6 hours. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Mpika.

Things to do in North Luangwa National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Mpika

— 5 nights
Mpika is known for nature and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands and admire all the interesting features of Shiwa Ngandu.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mpika trip planner.

You can drive from North Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Lomashi on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Mpika

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Lomashi

— 5 nights
Lomashi is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lomashi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mpika to Lomashi takes 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Liuwa Plain National Park on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Lomashi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:
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Liuwa Plain National Park

— 4 nights
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Liuwa Plains.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Liuwa Plain National Park journey app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lomashi to Liuwa Plain National Park. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Senanga.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Senanga

— 4 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Senanga online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Liuwa Plain National Park to Senanga with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will leave for Sioma on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Senanga

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Sioma

— 5 nights
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sioma journey planning site.

You can drive from Senanga to Sioma in 2 hours. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Sioma

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Livingstone

— 7 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Step out of Livingstone to go to Kazungula and see Batoka Gorge, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Crocodile Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Livingstone itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sioma to Livingstone in 6.5 hours. In July in Livingstone, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 17:

Zambia travel guide

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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.