15 days in Zambia Itinerary

15 days in Zambia Itinerary

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15 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Livingstone
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Ndola
— 1 night
3
Mpika
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
South Luangwa National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Livingstone

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Livingstone road trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Livingstone is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Ndola.

Things to do in Livingstone

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Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park

1
night
Ndola

Ndola ©
Observe the bustling industrial center of Ndola, capital of Zambia's copper-mining region, and see numerous facilities that contribute to the economy of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Ndola trip planner .

You can fly from Livingstone to Ndola in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mpika.
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Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial ©
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial

1
night
Mpika

Mpika ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands and then walk around South Luangwa National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mpika trip maker site .

You can drive from Ndola to Mpika in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off toSouth Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Mpika

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

1
night
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
On the 23rd (Tue), look for gifts at Tribal Textiles.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our South Luangwa National Park road trip tool .

Drive from Mpika to South Luangwa National Park in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

6
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.
Lusaka is known for parks, shopping, nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Crafts Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Arcades Shopping Mall, and walk around Munda Wanga Environmental Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lusaka online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from South Luangwa National Park to Lusaka by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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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

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