21 days in Zambia Itinerary

21 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h
1
Livingstone
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Western Province
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  9 h 15 min
3
Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
South Luangwa National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Mpika
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 45 min
6
Chingola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Ndola
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Livingstone trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Livingstone is an approximately 3- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Livingstone. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Western Province.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

2
nights
Western Province

Western Province ©
Western Province, encompasses the area formerly known as Barotseland in the colonial era.GeographyThe geography of the province is dominated by the Barotse Floodplain of the Zambezi river, extending from the confluence of the Zambezi with the Lungwebungu and Kabompo Rivers at the northern border of the province, to a point below Senanga and above the Ngonye Falls in the south. On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Western Province day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Livingstone to Western Province in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Western Province

Parks Nature
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River
Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls

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.
Step out of Lusaka to go to North Luangwa National Park and see Kapishya Hot Springs, which is approximately 11h 45 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Chaminuka Game Reserve, stroll around Munda Wanga Environmental Park, browse the different shops at Arcades Shopping Mall, and take in the exciting artwork at 37D Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Western Province to Lusaka takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka

2
nights
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Tribal Textiles.

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Traveling by flight from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Mpika.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

2
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands and then walk around South Luangwa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Shiwa Ngandu.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mpika trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Mpika

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

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). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chingola trip planner.

Take a bus from Mpika to Chingola in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Ndola.

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Copperbelt Museum and then appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ndola vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Chingola to Ndola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Ndola

Museums
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Copperbelt Museum ©
Copperbelt Museum
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial ©
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial

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