22 days in Zambia Itinerary

22 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia trip planner
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Livingstone
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Livingstone
— 6 nights
Drive
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Senanga
— 1 night
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Chingola
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Chingola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Luangwa National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Lusaka
— 7 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Hartford

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Livingstone — 6 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Explore hidden gems such as Gorge Swing and Mukuni Village. Change things up with a short trip to Batoka Gorge in Kazungula (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, relax and rejuvenate at Namakau's Health Spa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Livingstone tour itinerary planner.

Hartford, USA to Livingstone is an approximately 33-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Hartford in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Livingstone, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Senanga.
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Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Senanga — 1 night

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. On the 29th (Mon), explore the activities along Zambezi River.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Senanga trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Livingstone to Senanga by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Livingstone, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Senanga, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 59°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chingola.
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Parks · Nature
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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). On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Senanga to Chingola takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus; or drive. You will leave for Mpika on the 31st (Wed).
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Mpika — 2 nights

On the 1st (Thu), walk around South Luangwa National Park. On the next day, stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mpika tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chingola to Mpika in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Luangwa National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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South Luangwa National Park — 1 night

On the 3rd (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at the Bush-Spa and then look for gifts at Mulberry Mongoose.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Luangwa National Park trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mpika to South Luangwa National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Lusaka.
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Spas · Shopping
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Lusaka — 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lilayi Elephant Nursery and Eastpark Mall. Step out of Lusaka to go to Chilanga and see Munda Wanga Environmental Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalimba Reptile Park, trek along Southern Africa Freedom Trail, and see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lusaka attractions planner.

You can fly from South Luangwa National Park to Lusaka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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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