17 days in Zambia & Zimbabwe Itinerary

17 days in Zambia & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Lusaka, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls International Airport, Fly to Seoul

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Lusaka, Zambia

— 3 nights
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.
When in Lusaka, make a side trip to see Munda Wanga Environmental Park in Chilanga, approximately Chilanga away. Spend the 6th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's much more to do: head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, shop like a local with Manda Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, and examine the collection at Zambia National Museum.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka online trip itinerary planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Lusaka is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Lusaka is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Lusaka

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 nights
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 9th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Lusaka to Victoria Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 4 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the galleries of Livingstone Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Livingstone trip itinerary builder site.

Livingstone is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Livingstone, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then walk around Hwange National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hwange National Park trip app.

You can drive from Livingstone to Hwange National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Livingstone in September, you will find days in Hwange National Park are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Nature · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.