8 days in Northern Province Itinerary

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North Luangwa National Park
— 1 night
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Mpika
— 2 nights
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Kasama
— 1 night
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Mbala
— 1 night
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Lomashi
— 2 nights
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North Luangwa National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs.

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

Lusaka to North Luangwa National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mpika.
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Mpika — 2 nights

On the 25th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mpika trip itinerary builder.

Drive from North Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Kasama.
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Kasama — 1 night

Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kasama Cathedral and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chishimba Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasama online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mpika to Kasama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mbala.
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Mbala — 1 night

Mbala is Zambia’s most northerly large town and seat of Mbala District, occupying a strategic location close to the border with Tanzania and controlling the southern approaches to Lake Tanganyika, 40 km by road to the north-west, where the port of Mpulungu is located. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Moto Moto Museum and then admire the sheer force of Kalambo Falls.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mbala tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kasama to Mbala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Lomashi.
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Lomashi — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

To plan Lomashi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Mbala to Lomashi in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to home.
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Northern Province travel guide

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Parks · Waterfalls · Hot Springs
A vast region on Africa's great southern plateau, Northern Province includes several scenic lakes and waterfalls in its rift valleys. Big game safaris in the national parks, with options of outdoor camping, top many Northern Province itineraries. Meanwhile, monuments and museums portray the history of the region's wildlife conservation, as well as the Zambian people and culture. While poor infrastructure has hindered tourism in the Northern Province, those that do venture here are treated to superb nature off the beaten track.
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