17 days in Zambia & Zambezi National Park Itinerary

17 days in Zambia & Zambezi National Park Itinerary

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Lusaka, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kafue National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive to Lusaka, Fly to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 2 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia — 3 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.
On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Eastpark Mall, then stroll through Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and then look for gifts at Kabwata Cultural Village.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Lusaka is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Lusaka is 1 hour. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kafue National Park.
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Kafue National Park, Zambia — 1 night

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kafue National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Lusaka to Kafue National Park in 11.5 hours. You will leave for Livingstone on the 9th (Wed).
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Livingstone, Zambia — 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and examine the collection at Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Livingstone online holiday builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kafue National Park to Livingstone in 15 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zambezi National Park.
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Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a memorable tour with African Exodus Safaris.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Zambezi National Park road trip planning site.

You can drive from Livingstone to Zambezi National Park in an hour. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to South Luangwa National Park.
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stop by Mulberry Mongoose and then relax and rejuvenate at the Bush-Spa.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the South Luangwa National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zambezi National Park to South Luangwa National Park takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Lusaka.
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Lusaka, Zambia — 2 nights

On the 18th (Fri), view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Lusaka Collective, and then trek along Southern Africa Freedom Trail.

Before you visit Lusaka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from South Luangwa National Park to Lusaka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
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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.
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