18 days in Zambia Itinerary

18 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Livingstone
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Senanga
— 4 nights
Bus
3
Lusaka
— 5 nights
Fly
4
Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive to Mfuwe Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Livingstone — 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: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, and get outside with The Explorer Club.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Livingstone trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Livingstone is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in Livingstone hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Senanga.
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Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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. Take a break from Senanga with a short trip to Ngonye Falls in Sioma, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Senanga trip planning app.

You can drive from Livingstone to Senanga in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Livingstone in May, expect nights in Senanga to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. You will leave for Lusaka on the 16th (Tue).
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Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Lusaka — 5 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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilayi Elephant Nursery, browse the different shops at Arcades Shopping Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ignatius church, and get a taste of the local shopping with 37D Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lusaka trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Senanga to Lusaka takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Mpika.
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Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Mpika — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll around South Luangwa National Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mpika vacation planner.

You can fly from Lusaka to Mpika in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
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