16 days in Zambia Itinerary

16 days in Zambia Itinerary

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16 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Livingstone
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Lusaka
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
South Luangwa National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Mpika
— 2 nights
5
Chingola
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Chennai

4
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: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingstone travel planner .

Chennai, India to Livingstone is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Livingstone is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Chennai in January, you will find days in Livingstone are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

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

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.
Lusaka is known for parks, shopping, nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lower Zambezi National Park, hunt for treasures at Sunday Crafts Market, head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lusaka road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lusaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

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

1
night
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Tribal Textiles.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our South Luangwa National Park trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mpika.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

2
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
On the 26th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands and then explore the striking landscape of South Luangwa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mpika trip planner .

You can drive from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Mpika

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

1
night
Chingola

Chingola ©
Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

Start your trip to Chingola by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Mpika to Chingola takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

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