20 days in Zambia Itinerary

20 days in Zambia Itinerary

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20 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Polokwane
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Livingstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sioma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Senanga
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Kafue National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Lomashi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Kasama
— 2 nights
8
Mpika
— 1 night
9
Chingola
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Polokwane

3
nights
Livingstone

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Helicopter Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Gorge Swing and The National Art Gallery, Livingstone. On the 3rd (Tue), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and head outdoors with Angle Zambia.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone trip planner .

Polokwane, South Africa to Livingstone is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Polokwane in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Livingstone. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sioma.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls

1
night
Sioma

Sioma
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

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

You can drive from Livingstone to Sioma in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Senanga.

Things to do in Sioma

Nature Parks
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Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls
Sioma Ngwezi National Park ©
Sioma Ngwezi National Park

2
nights
Senanga

Senanga ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Senanga trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Sioma to Senanga with the Route module. September in Senanga sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.

Things to do in Senanga

Nature Parks
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River

1
night
Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa Plain National Park
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Liuwa Plain National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kafue National Park.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Nature Parks
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1
night
Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kafue National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kafue National Park trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Liuwa Plain National Park to Kafue National Park with the Route module. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Lomashi.

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Nature Parks
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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

1
night
Lomashi

Lomashi ©
On the 13th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Lumangwe Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lomashi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kafue National Park to Lomashi in 15.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll set off for Kasama on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Lomashi

Nature Parks
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Lumangwe Falls ©
Lumangwe Falls

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Chishimba Falls. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kasama Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kasama planning site .

Traveling by car from Lomashi to Kasama takes 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mpika.

Things to do in Kasama

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

1
night
Mpika

Mpika ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Luangwa National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mpika travel route builder app .

Traveling by bus from Kasama to Mpika takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) 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
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 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Chingola tour planning tool .

Getting from Mpika to Chingola by bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

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