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

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the North Luangwa National Park trip builder.

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 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mpika.
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Mpika — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Shiwa Ngandu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mpika trip itinerary planner.

Drive from North Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride 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 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kasama Cathedral and then admire the sheer force of Chishimba Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kasama day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mpika to Kasama in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Moto Moto Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kalambo Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mbala online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kasama to Mbala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lomashi.
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Lomashi — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Lumangwe Falls.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lomashi online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mbala to Lomashi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for home on the 16th (Fri).
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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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