12 days in Lusaka, South Luangwa National Park & Kafue National Park Itinerary

12 days in Lusaka, South Luangwa National Park & Kafue National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Lusaka, South Luangwa National Park & Kafue National Park Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h
1
Lusaka
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
South Luangwa National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
3
Kafue National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

7
nights
Lusaka

Lusaka ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lower Zambezi National Park and Kalimba Reptile Park. Explore hidden gems such as Parays Game Ranch and 37D Gallery. Spend the 17th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, appreciate the history behind Freedom Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, and see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Lusaka is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central African Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

1
night
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Tribal Textiles.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Luangwa National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kafue National Park.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

2
nights
Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park ©
Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kafue National Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kafue National Park travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from South Luangwa National Park to Kafue National Park in 13.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Nature Parks
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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

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