14 days in Zambia Itinerary

14 days in Zambia Itinerary

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14 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Samfya
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Mpika
— 1 night
3
Kasama
— 1 night
4
Lusaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Livingstone
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Samfya

Samfya ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Bangweulu.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Samfya online road trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Samfya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mpika.

Things to do in Samfya

Nature Parks
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Lake Bangweulu ©
Lake Bangweulu

1
night
Mpika

Mpika ©
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of South Luangwa National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mpika trip website .

Drive from Samfya to Mpika in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Kasama.

Things to do in Mpika

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands
South Luangwa National Park ©
South Luangwa National Park

1
night
Kasama

Kasama ©
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 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasama Cathedral and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chishimba Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kasama trip planner .

You can take a bus from Mpika to Kasama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Kasama

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Chishimba Falls ©
Chishimba Falls
Kasama Cathedral ©
Kasama Cathedral

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zambezi River and Kapishya Hot Springs. Visiting Kafue National Park and Lumangwe Falls will get you outdoors. Spend the 3rd (Fri) 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, stroll through Parays Game Ranch, contemplate the waterfront views at Luangwa River, and admire the sheer force of Ngonye Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip maker site .

You can fly from Kasama to Lusaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Western Province, Kafue National Park, Kapishya Hot Springs, Luangwa River, Lumangwe Falls
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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park
Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls
Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River

4
nights
Livingstone

Livingstone ©
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 Safaris. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Livingstone Reptile Park. On the 9th (Thu), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, view the masterpieces at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, and examine the collection at Railway Museum.

Make your Livingstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Lusaka to Livingstone by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Kayaking & Canoeing

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