21 days in Zambia Itinerary

21 days in Zambia Itinerary

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21 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Kafue National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Senanga
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Livingstone
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Siavonga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Lusaka
— 7 nights
7
Mpika
— 1 night
8
Chingola
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Hyderabad

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Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kafue National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kafue National Park holiday planning tool .

Hyderabad, India to Kafue National Park is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Senanga.

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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

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Senanga

Senanga ©
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Senanga trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kafue National Park to Senanga in 12 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.

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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River

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Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa Plain National Park
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Liuwa Plain National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Livingstone.

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Livingstone

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 30th (Tue), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Mukuni Village.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Livingstone vacation builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Liuwa Plain National Park to Livingstone with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Siavonga.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

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Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Helicopter Tours
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park

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Siavonga

Siavonga ©
Siavonga is a town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying on the north shore of Lake Kariba. On the 2nd (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Kariba.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siavonga sightseeing site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Livingstone to Siavonga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. When traveling from Livingstone in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Siavonga, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lusaka.

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Kariba ©
Kariba

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and Lusaka National Park. Spend the 3rd (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kapishya Hot Springs, head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, stop by Jackal & Hide, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Lusaka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Siavonga to Lusaka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mpika.

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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
Kalimba Reptile Park ©
Kalimba Reptile Park
Lusaka National Park ©
Lusaka National Park

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Mpika

Mpika ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): walk around South Luangwa National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Shiwa Ngandu.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mpika road trip planning app .

Getting from Lusaka to Mpika by bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Mpika

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Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands
South Luangwa National Park ©
South Luangwa National Park
Shiwa Ngandu
Shiwa Ngandu

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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). On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chingola trip itinerary website .

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 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Chingola

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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage